An Invitation for Partners

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We want to build community partnerships to help our grassroots organizations grow. Our community partners can assist us with:

  • Financial Support
  • Spacing for Programs
  • Youth placement and job opportunities
  • Mentoring opportunities
  • Facilitating workshops
  • Letters of Support

For more information, email us at: ifaradainstitute@gmail.com

We are pleased to announce our non-for-profit agency, Ifarada is hosting a series of youth and family programs for African-Canadian, people of colour and Indigenous youth and families.

Wonderfully-Made, a program for girls of color, was developed and designed by our youth representative Board Member. As women of colour, we recognize that many young girls grow up with an image of beauty, intelligence and talent contrary to their own identity. This impacts
their self-esteem, their self-image, and engagement in resources and supports out of their realm.

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Wonderfully-Made is designed for girls from the ages of 8-13. We match identified girls with older girls of colour.

The aim is to foster positive peer mentorship and sisterhood through a variety of workshops. Another component of our program is developing leadership programs for girls aged 13 to 21. We also aim to hold similar workshops and camps designed for girls within our program.

Adrianna Perryman, Vision for Wonderfully-made

The program is offered FREE and sponsored by Aset Group Consulting and Counselling Services.

Aset Group Consulting and Counselling Services is private practice agency that provides counselling services to children, youth, families and couples. The counselling and programs that are offered are through an inclusive and equitable lens. Aset Group is a provider of Non-Insured Health Benefits program geared towards Indigenous individuals. As well as provides crisis
intervention and employee assistance counselling for numerous agencies.
We know through research and data that girls of colour are highly represented in multiple systems such as human trafficking, criminal system, child welfare system, and educational penal system. We are hoping to address these alarming statistics through our community-based
program. Through research and data collection, we have learned that these special groups are often underserviced in community and public agencies.

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Through our programming, we use a cultural, holistic and strength-based approach to supporting youth and families. We are hoping to partner with school boards and health agencies throughout Durham Region to
provide support to our program through referrals to our program, deliverance of marketing materials, space to run our programs, and support to apply for grant opportunities.

If you are interested and want to learn more about our programs, please see our website at: https://ifaradainstitute.org/ or via email at: ifaradainstitute@gmail.com.

Adrianna Perryman, BsC Candidate
Board Member – Youth Advocate

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