ONE VISION ONE VOICE: Changing the Child Welfare System for African Canadians

This is a project by the African Canadian community, funded by the Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services through the Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies, to develop a strategy that will improve outcomes for African Canadian children and families who come into contact with the child welfare system.

An important part of this project is to hear from individuals throughout Ontario about their past experiences with the child welfare system. We also want to hear the perspectives of service providers, advocates, educators, social workers, and anyone else who has had experience with the Children’s Aid Society and cares about how Ontario’s child welfare system affects African Canadians.

1. Attend a Session

Attend a community consultation session to discuss ways to make Ontario’s child welfare system more responsive to the needs of African Canadian children and families.

These dialogues will allow you to share your perspective about child welfare in Ontario and its impact on African Canadians. What are its strengths? What are its challenges? How does it impact African Canadian children, families and communities? What recommendations do you have for changing the child welfare system to better serve African Canadians?

Register online to attend one of the sessions:

DURHAM REGION • Saturday, September 26
1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Pickering High School, 180 Church Street North, Ajax

2. Submit Your Feedback

If you are unable to attend a community dialogue session, you can download the Consultation Workbook and provide your input by November 15, 2015. You can submit this input a number of ways:

By email: AfriCanFamilies@oacas.org

By mail:
OACAS, Attention: Kike Ojo
75 Front Street East, Suite 308
Toronto, ON
M5E 1V9

By fax: 416-366-8317 (Attention: Kike Ojo)

Online: Click here to answer the questions using our online survey form.

3. Join the Conversation Online

Join the conversation on social media through Twitter, Facebook and Instagram by telling us how Ontario’s child welfare system can better serve the African Canadian population. Follow us @1Vision1VoiceCA. Use the hashtag: #AfriCanFamilies.

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