Strengthening Family Ties for Young Fathers
The Children’s Aid Foundation is a proud supporter of Ujima House, a Toronto-based facility focused on working with young and potential fathers within the city’s Black community. “Ujima”, which means to create a collective work or responsibility, was established in response to the need to expand programs that focus on supporting vulnerable populations. Currently the only service of its kind in Ontario, Ujima House offers a supportive environment, facilitated by the Children’s Aid Society of Toronto, where fathers can network with other young fathers and mentors and learn more about parenting, life skills, all while developing relationships with their children in a positive, healthy environment. At any given time, up to 12 families can be served, and encouraged through mentorships and open dialogues surrounding the unique challenges that face the Black community.
Check out some members of Ujima House sharing what the program has meant to them:
Through Children’s Aid Foundation funding, donors are helping to encourage healthy families within Toronto’s vulnerable communities, and helping to build life-long connections between fathers and their children.