Ifarada: Centre for Excellence, Self-Determination and Leadership offers an array of culturally-relevant, trauma-focused, and inclusive programming.

We are committed to supporting children, youth, adults, and families achieve their best outcomes.

Ifarada offers a range of programs and services designed to address holistic mental wellness, leadership and mentorship, education and training, and family well-being.

Counselling Programs

Counselling/Psychotherapy programs designed to address mental health concerns, life difficulties, and to improve socio-emotional functioning. Types of counselling programs: Play and Expressive Arts Therapy, Couples Therapy, Family Counselling, Individual counselling/psychotherapy services, and more.

Group Programs

Group programs are held online and in-person, and designed to promote mental wellness, reduce social isolation, and enhance functioning in a safe, therapeutic setting.

Mentorship and Coaching

Why go through life alone? We offer mentorship and coaching programs for children, youth, and adults. Our programs have varying focus from career development, identity and pride support, leadership growth, and more.

Our Approach

Ifarada uses a culturally-informed, trauma-focused, and holistic approach to mental, emotional and family well-being. We use therapeutic approaches that align with our practice values and principles. Each program is measured by quality and satisfaction, as well as our impact in facilitating change.

Culturally-Based Leadership Programs

Ifarada is proud to develop culturally-based leadership programs for youth of color. Be Proud, Cultivate Your Identity, Build Your Confidence Our Leadership Program is designed to support young people to connect with their cultural identity, and identities around the world. We want to celebrate our identity not defined but North America, but defined by our…

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Our Practice

Ifarada: Centre for Excellence has a Board of Directors team who act as a support to the organization and the Chief Executive Officer. The membership ranges from 6 to 12 members. Ten to twenty percent of the membership consists of youth ages 18 to 29 years old. Interested in joining our Board of Directors team?…

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Orientation to Services

Ifarada has an efficient and holistic process to orient individuals and families to counseling. To make a referral for counselling or any of our programs, you can either complete our Referral Form listed below or contact us by phone.

This initial referral process will ask you questions about your reasons for referral, the type of service that you are requesting, and some general contact information. Referrals for counselling are reviewed within 24-48 hours and a counsellor will contact you within the same time frame to complete an orientation to counselling.

The orientation to counselling is a continuation of the referral process, whereby the counsellor will ask questions to understand a little bit more about your situation, history, and preferences for counselling. This conversation will enable us to match you with the service and counselor that best aligns with your goals, preferences, and needs. You can expect to hear back about arranging your first counselling session after having this discussion.

Currently, we have programs starting from May to June and again during the summer. Counselling programs are always open and may have a short waiting time (1-2 weeks) depending on our counsellor availability.

Building a community that grows together, supports each other, and heals together.

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