Life Coaching Leadership

Leadership through life coaching counselling. We use a holistic counselling and consulting approach to identify and support healthy mental wellness and awareness.  Our strong counsellors are well grounded in alternate therapies which support African-communities such as art, music, drumming, dance, spoken word and more. Define your own futures… Not all of us had our future career and vision laid out for us…the moment we turned FIVE. … Continue reading Life Coaching Leadership

Mzee – Elder to Youth Program

Aging is an extraordinary process where you become the person you always should have been” David Bowie Sometimes, the person who made a mark on your life when you were younger is a grandparent, an auntie, an uncle, or an older mentor. For me, it was all of those. My grandmother Ethel was the first woman I loved, besides my mother. She granted me, “unconditional … Continue reading Mzee – Elder to Youth Program

Oshun: Family Innovation Project

I’m a woman; Phenomenally. Phenomenal woman, That’s me. Now you understand, Just why my head’s not bowed. I don’t shout or jump about Or have to talk real loud. When you see me passing, It ought to make you proud. I say, It’s in the click of my heels, The bend of my hair, the palm of my hand, The need for my care. ’Cause … Continue reading Oshun: Family Innovation Project

About Us: Wonderfully Made

Adrianna Perryman, Youth Board Member created Wonderfully Made. Our youth ambassador, intern therapist, and support team member Mariyam Zaidi developed: Wonderfully Made: Program Evaluation. Learn more about our program here: This is a program geared to provide mentorship for girls aged 8 to 12 years old with older young women from ages 16 to 21 years old.  The program targets girls to build their self-esteem, … Continue reading About Us: Wonderfully Made

Ifarada, a Black-Led Grassroots Organization

Our programs are designed to meet the needs of our community & improve our outcomes. Our African-Canadian youth are growing up in the world where culture and identity continues to remain dynamic and acquiescent.  Cultural identity is as crucial to the development of self as much as other factors such as gender, sexual identity, personality and self-esteem (Ishwaran, 1979).  Research demonstrates that during adolescence, young … Continue reading Ifarada, a Black-Led Grassroots Organization

Our Practice

The following are a list of our current and proposed projects & interventions. Our current projects are linked to our Programs & Services page for more information & registration details. Leadership Programs Coming Soon Elder to Youth: Geared specifically for youth and elders (60+) and professional elders who focus upon providing individual leadership and guidance to youth. Family Mentorship Programs: Connecting families-in-need with family mentors … Continue reading Our Practice

Our Tenets

Ifarada: Centre for Excellence, Leadership and Self-Determination has three main tenets, which are guiding principles for the organization and its work within the community. Each principle leads to a grand description of our innovative interventions as defined in our Mission Statement. Principle #1: Leadership Strong leadership- The company is managed with strong leadership, African-inspired leaders with a history and understanding or anti-oppression, anti-Black racism and … Continue reading Our Tenets

Our History

Every story begins with a dream. Every African, Caribbean, Indigenous, and European individual, family and community has a story. A story that brought them here, to Canada, to Ontario, to Durham Region and the Greater Toronto Area. Some community members story is heard and told in classrooms, on television and movie screens, in music, and in intimate places in front of fireplaces and in books. … Continue reading Our History