Welcome to our Centre of Excellence

Our Mission: Ifarada seeks to support and heal the African-Canadian community through use of holistic interventions.  We seek to re-claim African culture, beliefs and values while supporting youth, adults and families enhance their cultural, social and mental wellness. We identify and targets programs designed to improve outcomes for African-Canadian youth and families.

Ifarada means Resilience

Our non for profit organization seeks to inspire and build empowerment for children, youth, families and adults. Learn more about us by selecting a photo below.

Our organization seeks to support youth and families to achieve success by building resiliency through LEADERSHIP PROGRAMS, EDUCATION ASSISTANCE, GROUP THERAPY PROGRAMS, PARENT EDUCATION, MENTORSHIP PROGRAMS, and more. We offer free programs within your community, school, or local counselling center, Aset Group Consulting and Counselling Services.

Ifarada: Centre for Excellence was designed by Nicole Perryman, Executive Director and Visionary. She is featured on Rogers TV Health Matters, has published articles & contributed to written documents and policies, and manages a counselling practice in Durham Region.

Past Achievements & Events:

Health Matters: Changing Steps

Upcoming Events…


Tuesdays 3:00 pm- 4:30 pmNia Gwenda: Girls with Purpose. Are you a student of St. Mary’s Catholic School? Join us every Tuesday for Nia Gwenda. In this group, we discuss self-esteem, relationships, school pressures, anti-Black racism and more.

Tuesdays 3: 00 pm- 4:30 pm- Adrinkehene Are you a student of St. Mary’s Catholic School? Join us every Tuesday for Adrinkehene. In this group, we discuss toxic masculinity, race and implicit bias, relationships, school pressures, and more.

To learn more about our programs, and plan for our organization to come to your school, contact us at: Email Us!

Ifarada: Centre for Excellence