One Vision One Voice: Background

Learn more about the early stages of the work, the importance of race-based data collection, and the launch of the Practice Framework to support better outcomes for African Canadians in child welfare.

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Nicole Bonnie, CEO of OACAS

Nicole Bonnie, CEO of OACAS, shares her personal reflections on recent events and anti-Black racism 

“It is clearer than ever that we must dismantle oppression and racism—especially anti-Black and anti-Indigenous racism—if we hope to improve outcomes for families in the child welfare system.”

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All In! Symposium, gives Ontario Black child welfare staff the first opportunity to gather collectively to discuss their unique experiences.

Feelings of isolation, feeling silenced, having qualifications constantly questioned, passed over for promotions, anti-Black statements in the workplace and in the community are just some of the themes that emerged from Black staff attending “All In!”.

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First ever gathering of African Canadian Youth in Care marks a turning point for child welfare

In July 2018, One Vision One Voice hosted Power Up!, the first symposium for African Canadian youth in care ever held in the province of Ontario. Youth shared their experiences with the child welfare system, and participated in workshops, panel discussions, and ceremonies.

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