Doing Right Together for Black Youth

YouthREX is commited to addressing the racial and structural inequities that Black youth and communities across the province experience. 

Doing Right Together for Black Youth summarizes what was learned from over 1,500 community members during community consultations to co-develop the Ontario Black Youth Action Plan (BYAP) in 2017. 


This report shares the top 10 issues for Black youth and their families, ideas on the best ways to engage Black youth in meaningfully shaping the development and implementation of the BYAP projects, as well as the important characteristics of organizations that can meet the needs of Black youth.

JUNE 2020

Will this be the ONE?
Reflection, Engagement and Action against Anti-Black Racism in Ontario


These resources were created to share findings from Doing Right Together for Black Youth and to offer critical perspectives on these issues in various accessible formats. 

"Black youth have a stake in - and the skills and experience to contribute to - the issues that impact their daily lives. Their involvement is key to resisting the stigma associated with 'Black youth at risk', a stigma that wrongly and violently tells a single story of Black youth in media and public discourses." 

- Dr. Uzo Anucha, Lead Author, Doing Right Together for Black Youth

Required Reading & Viewing

These resources provide critical, evidence-based perspectives on the intersecting historical, social, and systemic forces that play out in the lives of Black youth, families, and communities.

One Vision, One Voice: 
Changing the Child Welfare System
for African Canadians
Part One + Part Two
Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies, 2016

The Contours of Anti-Black Racism: Engaging Anti-Oppression from Embodied Spaces
Journal of Critical Anti-Oppressive Social Inquiry, 2014

One Vision One Voice:
Community Engagement Workers

Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies, 2019

One Vision, One Voice:  
Frameworks Summary +
Strategic Map
Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies, 2016

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