Archive for the African Canadian Families Category

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

On 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 […]

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Community-led project to improve outcomes for African Canadian children in Ontario’s child welfare system

OACAS’ Kike Ojo provides an update on where the One Vision One Voice project is at. During the fall and winter, the One Vision One Voice project held 15 community consultations across the province. What was the purpose of these consultations? The purpose of gathering community feedback […]

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How collecting race-based data can dramatically improve child welfare services

Kike Ojo, Project Manager of One Vision One Voice: Changing the Child Welfare System for African Canadians, explains how acknowledging racial differences will result in better service. In 2015, the Children’s Aid Society of Toronto released race-based statistics indicating that African Canadian children make up 41% of […]

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The youth perspective on building a better child welfare system for African Canadians

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African Canadian youth have the chance to share their ideas about how to improve the child welfare system as part of the final stage of a series of community consultations for the ground-breaking project ONE VISION ONE VOICE: Changing the Child Welfare System for African Canadians. ONE […]

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OACAS News Release: Historic consultation about child welfare takes place with African Canadian community on September 15 in North York

A historic public consultation with Toronto’s African Canadian community about their experiences with the child welfare system will take place on Tuesday, September 15 at the Jamaican Canadian Association in North York. Click here to read the news release.

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OACAS News Release: African Canadian Community to Play Lead Role in Creating Child Welfare Framework

For the first time in the history of child welfare in Ontario, public consultations will be held with African Canadian communities about their experiences with the child welfare system. The first of 12 provincial community consultations will take place September 15 at the Jamaican Canadian Association located […]

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Changing the Child Welfare System for African Canadians – Project Update

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One Vision One Voice: Changing the Child Welfare System for African Canadians is a project of the African Canadian community, funded by the Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services through OACAS. Phase 1, the research phase of the project, is well underway. The consultation sessions will hear from […]

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Changing the child welfare field for African-Canadians

One Vision One Voice: Changing the Child Welfare Field for African Canadians is a project of the African Canadian community, funded by the Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services, through OACAS. The project is guided by a Steering Committee of individuals and agency representatives from the […]

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A New Beginning

OACAS project manager Kike Ojo discusses African Canadian families in Ontario child welfare. OACAS has launched a new project to address service outcomes and disproportionality for African Canadian families in child welfare. Kike Ojo is the project manager of the Practice Framework “Serving the African Canadian Community”. […]

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OACAS Summary & Highlights of the 2nd Annual African Canadian Summit

Summary: The second annual African Canadian Summit that was held April 29, 2015, provided a stark reminder of how hundreds of years of systemic racism in Canada has impacted the African-Canadian community and has led to a crisis point. The Summit, hosted by the African-Canadian Legal Clinic […]

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