We are excited to announce that Peacebuilders Canada has recently secured two new sources of funding which will directly benefit our youth and families within our Programming department!
Our team recognizes the importance of providing culturally responsive supports and is continually seeking out ways in which we can expand on and improve our services to better address challenges that our participants may be facing.
We know that racialized youth continue to face many disparities within our justice, education, mental health and child welfare systems. The Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada has approved funding to launch our Black Families Reconnect Project, (a new division of our Justice dept) that will provide culturally responsive resource support for Black youth and families experiencing conflict within the child welfare system.
Additionally, United Way of Greater Toronto is providing funding for our team to expand Black Mental Health support to youth and families facing a disproportionate number of negative impacts due to COVID-19 and will enable our team to distribute much needed resources such as food security, access to technology, academic access, and transportation support.
Both projects will allow us to fill a gap currently faced by members of the African Black and Caribbean community.
We are grateful to our funders for this opportunity to address immediate needs within our programs.