Black Youth Helpline
Black Youth Helpline (BYH) is a multicultural Helpline & Services for Children, Youth, Families, School Boards & other youth serving organizations. First established by volunteers in Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1992 and since 2003 in Ontario, Black Youth Helpline (BYH) has been grounded in a spirit of service to others.
The key lesson learned from our experience is that a focus on “primary prevention” is needed in order to help youth grow into productive adults. Primary prevention aims to prevent disease or injury before it ever occurs. This is the Mission of the Black Youth Helpline!
It is in this spirit of purpose and a passionate commitment to community wellbeing that our organization has thrived into a National Helpline for Canadian Youth and families.
Black Youth Helpline serves all youth and specifically responds to the need for a Black youth specific service, positioned and resourced to promote access to professional, culturally appropriate support for youth, families and schools. Services are driven by the voices of participants who call the “Helpline.” Can I help you? Are therefore not simply spoken words. We are passionate about making a difference.
Women's Health In Women's Hands
Women’s Health in Women’s Hands Community Health Centre provides primary healthcare to racialized women from the African, Black, Caribbean, Latin American and South Asian communities in Toronto and surrounding municipalities. Our primary health care team of highly skilled health care professionals specialize in the health and wellness needs of racialized women and prioritizes those from African, Caribbean, Latin American and South Asian communities. Our services are fully accessible and designed to address the barriers that prevent women from being in excellent health. Our health care team consists of Physicians, Registered Nurses, Health Educators, Health Promoters, Community Health Workers, Community Outreach Workers, Counsellors, Community Based Researchers, Nurse Practitioners, Dietitians, Mental Health Therapists & Chiropodists.
Nia Centre for the Arts Incorporated
Nia Centre for the Arts is a Toronto-based charitable organization that supports, showcases and promotes an appreciation of arts from across the Afro-Diaspora. Nia Centre is committed to supporting artists working across disciplines, and ranging in experience levels. We strive to build the creative capacities and support the development of a healthy identity in Black youth. We are committed to connecting community members to artistic and cultural experiences, year-round.
Initially funded through the Youth Challenge Fund in 2008 to address the roots of youth violence and disengagement, early programs focused on helping young people hone their artistic talents, and support positive youth development. Since then, Nia Centre has connected thousands of young people and emerging youth artists to mentors, opportunities to build transferable skills and employment. The Centre has offered programs in music, spoken word, literature, visual arts, theatre, dance and interdisciplinary arts often in partnership with established artists and arts organizations.
CEE Centre for Young Black Professionals
The CEE Centre For Young Black Professionals is a Toronto based charity that is dedicated to addressing the economic and social barriers that affect Black youth ages 14 and over who are not in employment, education, or training. Our mission is to create a society and economy in which Black youth achieve financial prosperity and high quality of life for themselves and their families to contribute to the advancement of Canada. We achieve this by collaborating with Black youth, their families, employers, and the broader community in 3 areas of work:
Career Training: To support youth workforce development in Canada, CEE offers career training in 5 labour market gaps: Tech, Trades, Film, Social Services, and Hospitality. Our programs are aimed at improving careers, education, and empowerment (CEE) by using approaches that are holistic, person-centred, trauma-informed, and culturally relevant.
Sector Growth: We work to strengthen the social service sector in Toronto by providing training through our CEE Essentials Suite. We are the project lead for the Black To The Future Community of Practice and our staff actively participates in civic engagement initiatives such as round tables, councils, and community initiatives.
Social Enterprise: We are launching two initiatives. CEE Talent will allow you to hire a CEE alumnus for creative projects or for work in the 5 labour gaps that we run programming. Youth E-Commerce: Why not hire a youth who has graduated from a CEE program?
Caribbean African Canadian Social (CAFCAN) Services
CAFCAN is a registered charitable organization whose primary focus is on building and strengthening the service framework for African Canadian children, youth and families through culturally safe individual and group counselling supports, case management services, employment services, youth mentorship, and youth outreach programs. It was officially incorporated in 2015 but was formerly The Social Services arm of the Jamaican Canadian Association (JCA) and therefore has a twenty-five year legacy of supporting families, youth and individuals in Toronto.
Our Mission - CAFCAN provides culturally appropriate social services that enrich the lives of the African, Caribbean and Diaspora (ACD) communities in the Greater Toronto Area.
Our Vision - To be a leader and a hub in providing client-centered social services that promote the overall wellbeing Of the Caribbean, African and Diaspora communities in the Greater Toronto Area.