CCYP's Strength in Structure Black Youth Focus Group

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.

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* 1. Please enter your name

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* 2. Email Address

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* 3. Are you between the ages of 15-29?

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* 4. Do you self-identify as black?

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* 5. Are you open to discuss your experiences accessing community and social supports?

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* 6. Please check all the places you have lived/ accessed services

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

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* 8. Do you have access to a computer and a camera/ webcam?

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* 9. What is the highest level of institutional education you've attained to date?

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* 10. Which of the following best describes your current work situation?

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* 11. Are you available Oct. 26, 2021 5:30PM-7:30PM EST to join CCYP's black youth focus group? If you select yes we will email you a consent form to sign and send back prior to attending.

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* 12. Are you interested in hearing about future engagement opportunities you might be eligible for?

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