Kasserian Ingera Program

Supporting Black children, youth and families.

Ifarada: Centre for Excellence is proud to work with the Durham Children’s Aid Society on the newest collaboration in a community based initiative supporting families with African ancestry.

Welcome to the program! This community-based program is geared for parents, caregivers and guardians and youth who may become or who are involved with the children’s aid society.

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Programs Available

Service Coordination

Through culturally-informed, strength based and holistic approach we work with your family to identify the needs, and strengths of the family. Our service coordinators will guide your family to access supports whether within Ifarada, or with our community.

Family Outreach

Our family outreach provides an Africentric wraparound approach to support the wellbeing of the child, youth, and the family. The family outreach provides intensive services to families through 2-3 visits per week, crisis support, and family counselling. Our approach is grounded in theories Africentric , holistic, and trauma-informed approaches.

Community Engagement

Building families, building community. Our community engagement brings together community artisans, mentors, and professionals to support the development of our community, heal experiences of intergenerational trauma, and celebrate our identity. Learn more about how you can support and Join the team!

Healing and building our community.

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“Healing comes when the individual remembers his or her identity the purpose chosen in the world of ancestral wisdom and reconnects with what world of the Spirit”

Malidoma Patrice Some (1999) in the The Healing Wisdom of Africa: Finding Life Purpose Through Nature, Ritual, and Community.

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