Unique and New Toronto Program for Young African-Canadian Fathers
Tuesday May 8, 2012
The Young & Potential Fathers Initiative was established in 2011 to address the cycles of disengagement, lack of resources and lack of visible role models for young racialized fathers in one Toronto’s disadvantaged neighborhoods, with a specific focus on African Canadians. The initiative, which operates out of Ujima House, a community space located at the intersection of Weston Road and Lawrence Avenue in northwestern Toronto, helps young fathers connect with a host of community services including health and legal professionals, mental health, family law, housing, parent education/information, employment counselors, anger management and sexual health information.
Ujima House also provides a space where young men can learn and interact with their children, connect with other young fathers and receive support and mentorship. The over-riding goal is to strengthen the capacity of individuals, families and the community at large to provide direct support to young fathers and their children.
For more information visit the Young and Potential Fathers Initiative website.