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COVID-19 Relief Project

In times of trouble, we’ve got your back. 

 COVID-19 has disproportionately affected Black families. Now more than ever, families need our support.

We are proud to announce the COVID-19 Relief Project for York Region, funded by the Children’s Aid Foundation.

With a variety of programs and services available to support Black families, we aim to help mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 and give families the support they deserve in their time of need.

Child Welfare System Navigation

The child welfare system disproportionately affects Black families. 

The Parents of Black Children Child Welfare System Navigator will provide support to families within the GTA (not including the City of Toronto) who identify as needing help navigating the child welfare system.

As part of this stream, our Systems Navigator will also be providing capacity-building workshops to help families learn more about how the child welfare system operates. More details to come.

Emergency COVID-19 Relief Fund

Black families in York Region experiencing circumstances of need due to COVID -19 can access a temporary emergency relief fund to pay for food, supplement rent supplements, purchase school supplies/clothing, etc.

This program will be means tested. Families receiving funding must participate in a survey identifying their needs prior to receiving the funds as well as after receiving the funds to identify how the support helped their family.

For full details on the program and requirements, visit the link below to learn more or to fill out an application. Upon submission of your application, one of our program coordinators will get back to you as soon as possible.

Due to overwhelming demand, applications for this program are currently closed. 

Wrapping Around for Success

This program provides wrap-around support to families in York Region, including:

  • grocery funding
  • education supports through student tutoring
  • technology access through computers and paid wifi access
  • family workshops and group sessions

This program is means-tested and has limited capacity. For full details on the program and requirements, visit the link below to learn more or to fill out an application.

Upon submission of your application, one of our program coordinators will get back to you as soon as possible.

Due to overwhelming demand, applications for this program are currently closed.

Our Partners

The COVID-19 Relief Project is funded by the Children’s Aid Foundation.

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