One Vision One Voice Practice Framework Set to Launch at September 29 Symposium

one-vision-one-voice-part-2one-vision-one-voice-part-1On September 29th, the One Vision One Voice project will launch the Practice Framework, comprised of Part I, the Research Report, and Part II, the Race EquityPractices, at a one-day Symposium at the Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel. Over the last year, One Vision One Voice has consulted with the African Canadian community and Ontario Children’s Aid Societies to develop a Practice Framework to support better outcomes for African Canadians involved with the child welfare system.

The Symposium’s honoured guests include:

  • Hon. Minister Michael Coteau, Ministry of Child and Youth Services and the Minister responsible for the Anti-Racism Directorate;
  • Renu Mandhane, Chief Commissioner of the Ontario Human Rights Commission; and
  • Irwin Elman, Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth.

Elder Paul Hill, noted author, social worker, and researcher will be the day’s keynote speaker. Members of the African Canadian community will also be present to share their experiences with the child welfare system.

You can learn more about the Symposium by visiting the event registration page.

Interested in catching up on the work of the One Vision One Voice project? Check out Project Lead Kike Ojo’s discussions of how One Vision One Voice got started, the importance of collecting race-based data in child welfare, and the feedback she heard from community members at 15 consultations.

One Vision One Voice is a community-led project funded by the Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services through the Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies. For more information about One Vision One Voice or to provide your feedback, contact Kike Ojo at AfriCanFamilies@oacas.org or (647) 925-3031.

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