• Stephen Lecce, MPP

Ontario Bolstering Supports for African Canadian and Black Children and Youth in Care

July 20, 2021

HAMILTON — The Ontario government is investing $800,000 annually in One Vision, One Voice, a community-led initiative with a focus on anti-Black racism. The project supports the delivery of culturally appropriate services to address the disproportionate representation of African Canadian and Black children and youth in the child welfare system, as well as significant disparities they face compared to other groups. “One Vision, One Voice gives African Canadian and Black children and youth in care a much stronger voice,” said Jane McKenna, Associate Minister of Children and Women’s Issues. “Ensuring Black families have access to culturally appropriate supports when they are needed is essential as we redesign child welfare in Ontario and work to build a better, more inclusive system.” The purpose of the One Vision One Voice project is to support the delivery of safe and suitable services for African Canadian and Black children, youth and families to improve outcomes in Ontario’s child welfare system. Some significant achievements include:

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