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Navigating the Child Welfare System: A Guide for Ontario’s Black Community

2019

Navigating the Child Welfare System: A Guide for Ontario’s Black Community

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This toolkit was published by One Vision One Voice.

HERE’S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS TOOLKIT:

All of the institutions that Black people come into contact with, like the education system, police, justice, healthcare, and the child welfare system have policies and practices in place that do not always work well for people of African Canadian descent.

These policies and practices were created a long time ago, within a historical context of white supremacy, colonialism, and anti-Black racism, all of which have been woven into the fabric of the systems that we use today.

The success of African Canadian families, despite this context, is a testament to the resilience of communities and cultures of people of African descent.

If you are a person of African descent in contact with a Children’s Aid Society or are supporting a family of African descent caught up in Ontario’s child welfare sector, this booklet will offer support and guidance about how to navigate and interact with the system.

Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies. (2019). Navigating the Child Welfare System: A Guide for Ontario’s Black Community. Toronto, ON: Author. Retrieved from http://www.oacas.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/OVOV-Navigating-the-Child-Welfare-System.pdf

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