Together We Are

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.



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.

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

 Innovative Supports for Black Parents Initiative

Supported by the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services