Ifarada’s Board of Directors

Ifarada has a minimum of one individual and up to ten individuals. The board of directors plays an advisory role within the organization. As an advisory board, the Board members provide input, guidance, and oversight on the organization. Furthermore, the Board members represent the community to which the organization serves. From time to the time […]

Organizational Structure

Ifarada uses a strength-based, holistic approach to organizational culture, development, and sustainability. The holistic approach is grounded in Africentric and Indigenous ways of knowing and highlights the importance of drawing upon knowledge, science, intuition, and spirituality towards creating a healthy working culture. As an organization, we search for the strengths within our community, and the […]

Trauma-Informed Parenting

This article was written by: Shereen Sohan-Khan, Wellness Therapist [Intern] on October 16, 2021, and edited by: Nicole Perryman Being a trauma-informed parent Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (TF-CBT) speaks to the importance of including parents/caregivers in the therapy sessions when working with children. The inclusion of parents/caregivers in sessions provides adequate parent training that can […]

Faith-Based Practices: Eid -Kujenga Files

The arabic word “Eid” means festival , feast or holiday.  There are two major Eids in Islamic Calendar per year. One is Eid al- Fitr and the other one is Eid al- Adha. Eid al Fitr  is celebrated after the month of Ramadan. Muslim fast for 29 days during Ramadan or 30 days depending on […]

Kujenga files: LGBTQ2s youth

LGBTQ2+ Black youth and adults experience disproportionate outcomes than cis-gender heterosexual Black youth and adults, and LGBTQ2s youth and adults. Our community needs to do better to supporting our Black youth, adults and their families, as well as to create safe spaces for them to express their identity, to live fulfilling lives and grow their […]

Themes in Girls with Purpose

The following course content is some of the rich, success-based curriculum within our girls programming. In addition to using curriculum based for groups and girls, we also incorporate therapeutic interventions such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Expressive Arts Therapy and more. What does it mean to be a girl– examining your […]

The Gift Project Reflections

As a fourth year student of the Bachelor of Social Work Program at Ryerson University, I had the opportunity to work with some amazing staff and other students on the GIFT PROJECT. We had over 700 applicants for the gift project and were able to support over 200 directly and over 1,000 indirectly. I was […]

Civic Engagement

When young people are given the tools to use their voice, to advocate for their future, and engage within the political, socioeconomic, environmental, and health of their lives, they become powerful beyond measure In 2020, we saw the rise of civic engagement as young people marched the streets promoting #BlackLivesMatter. The momentum towards change is not […]

Literacy Programs

Literacy Programs– focused on literature supporting youth to learn and engage in literature that represents them The literacy program aims to support youth ages 6 to 18 years old in building their identity, enhance literacy skills, learn new languages, and improve English and French language skills. Language Development Is your child struggling with reading? Seeking to […]


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