Strength in Structure Engagement Opportunity

CCYP’s Strength in Structure Project seeks to improve the employment experiences and outcomes of Black youth by acknowledging and enlisting the expertise of Black-led organizations to build the capacity of Black-serving organizations. We will aim to focus in four provinces Alberta, Quebec, Ontario and Nova Scotia, knowing that an overwhelming majority of Canada’s Black residents (94.3%) live in Census Metropolitan Areas (CMA) i.e., cities with a population of at least 100,000, compared to 71.2% of Canadians in general.

This project seeks to improve the in-service experience and programmatic outcomes of Black youth. To achieve this, CCYP will work with Black-led organizations to develop culturally-informed and culturally-safe standards of practice and support Black-serving organizations with the implementation and adoption of the standards.

This project addresses the direct need for new approaches to workforce development for Black and BIPOC youth. Black-led organizations, due to their specific focus have long struggled for adequate funding to improve and scale their services. At times of crisis, however, they are excessively called upon to offer insights, absorb investments and provide training. Their value is temporary and short-lived. They are over-extended and grossly undervalued.

CCYP and the Strength in Structure Project are looking for black-led and/or black-serving service providers to discuss goals, opportunities, and challenges in addressing black youth employment needs.

This information will be kept by CCYP, if you do not want your personal information kept past the point of the engagement session, please e-mail Lina: lina@ccyp-ccpj.org

Question Title

* 1. Please enter your name

Question Title

* 2. Please enter your email address

Question Title

* 3. Which organization are you representing?

Question Title

* 4. Please check all the areas your organization currently operates in or has operated in

Question Title

* 5. How would you describe your organization?

Question Title

* 6. Are you available October 19, 2021 1PM-3PM ADT to discuss your organization's experience providing youth services?

Question Title

* 7. Do you speak French and/or come from a francophone background?

Question Title

* 8. Anything you would like us to know prior to potentially attending our focus group?

T