Together We Are

What you need to know about accessing Together We Are during the COVID-19 pandemic…

  • We continue to support families by providing workshops online
  • For further support and if you have any questions, please contact Kashauna at (343)997-6826 or kashauna.bailey@jhsd.ca
  • Event information and updates will be posted regularly
  • Read below for general program information and reach out if you have any questions
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Next online workshop for parents and children (register via Facebook, email, or phone):

May 28, 2020 – topic TBA

June 11, 2020

June 25, 2020

Empowering Families

A free program for parents & caregivers of black children ages 6 to 11.

This program recognizes the diversity and strength that exists within families in the black community and aims to empower and support parents and caregivers of black children.

Themes of Parent Workshops include:

– culture and identity
– communication tools
– advocacy
– parenting styles
– strengthening parent – child relationships

Each week, new themes will be presented. Facilitators will provide information that is relevant to parenting today and provide opportunity to learn from each others successes and challenges. The overall goal is to strengthen our relationships with our children and enhance our efforts for our children to thrive in the community in which we live.

Children’s Activities:

Children between the ages of 6 to 11 years can attend and participate in parallel programming for 6 sessions of fun, supervised, culturally based activities. We have a variety of activities that have included dance, drumming, story-telling, art, etc. We aim to have fun and connect the children to the cultural histories embedded in the activities.

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO REGISTER

343-997-6826

togetherweare@jhsd.ca

Resources

Ontario’s Black Youth Action Plan: https://files.ontario.ca/ar-2002_anti-black_racism_strategy_en.pdf

The Engaged Parent: Navigating the School System for Black Student Success https://edu.yorku.ca/research/jean-augustine-chair/jean-augustine-chair-resources/

Understanding Parenting in the Black Caribbean Population within the Context of Historical Trauma in Toronto https://tspace.library.utoronto.ca/handle/1807/79537

Black Health Alliance: Anti-Black Racism http://blackhealthalliance.ca/home/antiblack-racism/

Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies – One Vision One Voice: Changing the Ontario Child Welfare System to Better Serve African Canadians http://www.oacas.org/what-we-do/onevisiononevoice/

Next session: To Be Announced – until further notice, groups are currently cancelled to take action to slow the transmission of COVID 19. Staff are available over the phone should you have any questions or need any information.

 Innovative Supports for Black Parents Initiative

Supported by the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services

Programming delivered in partnership: Side by Side Services & John Howard Society of Durham Region