The National Basketball League of Canada (NBLC) was founded in 2011, and is Canada's longest running professional domestic basketball league. There are currently 8 teams spread over Ontario and Atlantic Canada. The NBLC is committed to being one of the leading professional basketball leagues in the world, providing Canadian athletes, international athletes, coaches and officials the opportunity to participate in the game they love at the professional level. The NBLC is also dedicated to raising awareness of the sport of basketball throughout Canada, by providing fans with an exciting and entertaining experience. All of the teams are deeply connected to their communities through school visits giving talks on resiliency, anti-bullying and self-esteem. NBLC and its team work closely to support many local charities such as the YMCA and the United Way.