07. June 2019 - 9:00 till 16:30
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Circle of Support | The Children's Aid Society of Toronto | Friday, 07. June 2019

We hope to strengthen partnerships with community organizations to provide culturally safe, anti-oppressive, and trauma informed support to African Canadian families, children and youth.
Leaning on the African proverb, “It takes a village to raise a child”, CAS of Toronto is committed to using its clinical framework, centering African Canadian families’ experiences, with respectful engagement being core principles.
Additionally, we are keeping with our vision to work in partnership to create a city where children are safe, families are strong, and communities are supported. Moreover, we are working to address the disparities in child welfare services to African Canadian families’ children and youth are working with.
There is strength, richness and resilience in the African Canadian community and we hope to strengthen existing relationships and seek out grassroots organizations to form a caring circle of support for African Canadian families, children and youth.
We value your presence and your support to the African Canadian Community, let’s get together to form a Circle of Support.  

You are invited to participate if:

You are a community organization, whether big or small that services the African Canadian community well, and you understand the needs and experiences of the African Canadian community; or

You understand the impact of anti-black racism and this is intentionally integrated in your service to African Canadian families, children and youth; or

Your organization would be willing to adapt your programing and services to meet the needs and experiences of the African Canadian community; or

You provide service to the African Canadian community in any of the cross sectional areas, including but not limited to: the LGBT2SQ community, education, counselling, Parenting support, health, wellness and mental health, trauma, criminal justice, etc.; and

You are able to provide services in the Downtown Toronto Area (Catchment WITHIN Postal Codes: M6K, M6R, M6S, M6P, M6H, M6C, M5N, M5M, M4N, M4G, M3C, M3A, M4A, M4B, M4C, M4E, M4L, M7Y, M4M, M5A, M5E, M5J, M5V)

Participating organizations to register on Eventbrite Toronto.

Organizations chosen will reflect the Circle of Support vision.
On the day of the event (June 7th) setting up booths displaying information on your organization and the services you provide to African Canadian children, youth and families.
A component of the Circle of Support fair will include a series of panel discussions of organizations to showcase what their organization does. Please indicate if your organization is interested in being a part of the panel discussion circuit.
There will be Social Media presence such as, Live Tweeting throughout the event.
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
TTC: Located midway between the Bloor/Yonge and Wellesley subway stations.
Parking: There is parking available at 13 Isabella Street (Green P Parking) and 20 Charles Street East (Green P Carpark 1). Additionally, there is outdoor parking available on Isabella Street.
Who can I contact with any questions?
Brenda Smith, Anti-Black Racism Practice Integration Lead by phone (416-924-4640 ext. 2817) or email (BSmith@torontocas.ca)
Claudia Lynch, Anti-Black Racism Practice Integration Lead by phone (416-924-4640 ext. 2731) or email (CLynch@torontocas.ca) 

Please note that photographs will be taken during the conference. Please advise the registration desk upon arrival if you prefer not to be photographed. Similarly, there will be video, social media and livestreaming happening simultaneously.