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Community Conversations Schedule

Do you have something to say? Want to help create a Toronto Action Plan to Confront Anti-Black Racism?

A series of Community Conversations are happening from Saturday, January 21, 2017 to March 4, 2017 across Toronto.  These are small, intimate "kitchen table" type and meaningful discussions among Black Torontonians. If you wish to attend a Conversation, please RSVP to the Community Partner listed beside the Conversation you want to attend.

Here are confirmed Community Conversations to date. Please keep checking for more dates in your area.

Community Partner Date & Time Location & Contact
Young & Potential Fathers in
partnership with Black
Daddies Club
Saturday, January 21st - 1pm to 4pm Ujima House
1901 Weston Road, Toronto
Weston & Lawrence
Zakiya Tafari, (416) 916-2512
Friday, February 10th - 5pm to 8pm (Men specific group) Ujima House
1901 Weston Road, Toronto
Weston & Lawrence
Zakiya Tafari, (416) 916-2512
Friday, February 17th - 5pm to 8pm (Men specific group) AIBU Community Health Centre
27 Tapscott Road, Scarborough
Tapscott & Neilson
Zakiya Tafari, (416) 916-2512
Friday, February 24th - 5pm to 8pm Yonge Street Mission

306 Gerrard Street East
Gerrard & Parliament
Zakiya Tafari, (416) 916-2512
Women's Health In Women's
Hands
Saturday, January 21st - 2pm to 5pm (Closed session. By invitation only.)

Wednesday, January 25th - 6pm to 9pm

Saturday, February 11th - 10am to 1pm
2 Carlton Street, Toronto
Isabel Nantaba, (416) 263-4884
For Youth Initiative Friday, January 27th - 4pm to 6pm

Friday, February 17th - 4pm to 6pm

Friday, February 24th - 4pm to 6pm

Tuesday, February 28th - 5pm to 8pm
(Parent specific group)
1654 Keele Street, Toronto
Keele & Rogers
Zainab Goodwin, (416) 653-3311
Tropicana Community
Services
Friday, January 27th - 10am to 12pm
(Youth employment specific group)


Thursday, February 2nd - 6pm to 8pm
(Youth male specific Barber shop style)

Friday, February 17th - 10am to 1pm
(Women specific)


Friday, February 17th - 6pm to 9pm
(Open to board, staff and community)

1385 Huntingwood Drive, Scarborough
Huntingwood & McCowan
Sanganette Jarrett, (416) 439-9009

METRAC Tuesday, February 10th - 6pm to 9pm

Warden Woods Community Centre
63 Mack Avenue, Scarborough
Warden & Danforth
Gilary Massa Machado, (416) 392-3135

Wednesday, February 15th - 6pm to 9pm (Deaf & Hard of Hearing Women Specific Group - ASL Interpretation)

Ryerson Student Centre
55 Gould Street, Layton Room (2nd Floor)
Church & Gould
Gilary Massa Machado, (416) 392-3135

Thursday, February 16th - 5pm to 8pm

Rexdale Community Health Centre
8 Taber Road, Etobicoke
Kipling & Rexdale
Gilary Massa Machado, (416) 392-3135

Jamaican Canadian Association Wednesday, February 8th - 6pm to 9pm
(Somali youth specific group)

Jane-Finch Hub, Room 161. 1541 Jane Street, Toronto
Jane & Trethewey Midaynta
(416) 729-4468

Tuesday, February 14th - 1pm to 4pm
(Caribbean seniors specific group)

995 Arrow Road, Toronto (Finch & Weston)
Everton Gordon
(416) 746-5772

Skills for Change Thursday, February 9th - 6pm to 9pm 791 St. Clair Avenue West (St. Clair Arlington)
Sampada Kukade
(416) 658-3101 or (647) 293-4445
Wednesday, February 22nd - 1pm to 4pm 10 Gateway Blvd, Unit 105 EO East Office
Gateway & Don Mills
Sampada Kukade, 416-658-3101 or (647) 293-4445
Monday, February 27th - 6pm to 9pm 30 Weston Rd #205 EO West Office
Sampada Kukade
(416) 658-3101 or (647) 293-4445
Oasis Centre des Femmes Saturday, February 25th - 10am to 1pm (Francophone women specific group)

Saturday, March 4th - 10am to 1pm (Francophone women specific group)

Saturday, March 4th - 2pm to 5pm (Francophone women specific group)
Unpublished location
Please call for location details: Germaine Ngono Menana (416) 591-6565
Delta Family Resource Centre Tuesday, February 21st - 5:30pm to 8:30pm

York TD Engagement Centre,  Room 209 (Yorkgate Mall)
Jane & Finch
Julet Allen, (416) 747-1172 ext 75
Guests are instructed to:
Enter and exit room 209 through the Seneca College entrance which is adjacent to the 2nd floor Yorkgate mall food court.

Wednesday, February 22nd - 6pm to 9pm

Black Creek Health Centre (Sheridan Mall)
Jane & Wilson
Kola Iluyomade, (416) 249-8000 ext 2235

Tuesday, February 28th - 5:30pm to 8:30pm

Action for Neighbourhood Change
1366B Weston Rd
Weston & Jane
Cutty Duncan, 416-875-3499

African-Canadian Social Development Council Wednesday, February 25th - 2pm to 5pm (Group specific to young people of the African continent)

Wednesday, February 25th - 2pm to 5pm (Group specific to seniors of the African continent)
60 Lowther Avenue (Bloor & Bedford)
Duaa Mohamed (647) 521-8078

Black Coalition for Aids Prevention

Wednesday, February 22nd - 6pm to 9pm

Saturday, February 25th - 12pm to 3pm (Closed session. By invitation only.)

Wednesday, March 1st - 6pm to 9pm (Closed session. By invitation only.)

20 Victoria Street (Victoria and King)
Garfield Durrant (416) 977-9955 x248

 

Community Partners with the City of Toronto Host Community Conversations

Eleven (11) non-profit, community-based organizations have formally agreed to partner with the City to host Community Conversations across Toronto. These organizations have been selected partners to work with the City of Toronto on this City project to reflect the diversity of Toronto's Black communities in age, sexual orientation and gender identity, areas of residents, region of origin, areas of interest, etc.
Community Partners are:

Community Partner Note
African-Canadian Social Development Council
http://www.acsdc.net/
Provides Support services to African communities for effective service planning and delivery.
Black Coalition for Aids Prevention
http://www.blackcap.ca/
Canada's largest Black specific AIDS service organization providing culturally relevant outreach, prevention and support services for people affected with, by or at risk
of contracting HIV.
Delta Family Resource Centre
http://dfrc.ca/
Provides youth-led programming and support to youth in York South-Weston.
For Youth Initiative
http://www.foryouth.ca/
Tropicana Community Services 1385 Huntingwood Drive, Scarborough
Jamaican Canadian Association & CAFCAN
http://www.jcaontario.org/
Provides programs and services, a physical hub, and advocacy to improve the well-being and equity of Jamaican, Caribbean and African-Canadian communities in GTA.
METRAC
https://www.metrac.org/
Works to end gender-based violence across communities through education, research and policy.
Oasis Centre des Femmes
http://www.oasisfemmes.org/
Provides French-language and culturally appropriate services to francophone women.
Skills for Change
http://skillsforchange.org/
Provides learning and training opportunities for immigrants and refugees to access and fully participate in the workplace and wider community.
Tropicana Community Services
http://tropicanacommunity.org/
Provides culturally appropriate services to youth, newcomers, people of Black and Caribbean heritage and others in need with a focus on Scarborough residents.
Women's Health In Women's Hands
http://www.whiwh.com/
Provides primary healthcare to racialized women from the African, Black, Caribbean, Latin American and South Asian communities in Toronto and surrounding municipalities.
Young & Potential Fathers in partnership with Black Daddies Club
http://youngpfathers.org/
Addresses the cycles of disengagement, lack of resources and lack of visible role models for young racialized fathers in Toronto NIAs, with a specific focus on African Canadians.



If you are resident leader or community group and would like to host a conversation, we would be happy to hear from you. Please use the Facilitator Guide and Participant Guide available online (www.TorontoForAll.ca) to conduct a conversation with your group or organization and send the notes back to the City of Toronto (TorontoforAll@toronto.ca or 416-392-4627).