Today, February 1, 2022, marks the beginning of Black History Month – a time of celebration and reflection on the history, contributions and leadership of Black, African, Caribbean and Canadian communities. For us this includes members of our staff, partners and the families we support.
As we honour Black History Month, we’re extending our gratitude to our community partners, without whom we could not deliver our services. Every day, we depend on and turn to these organizations and professionals to provide resources and support to Black, African, Caribbean and Canadian communities – specifically children, youth and caregivers who come to the attention of our Agency. We recognize how their work impacts disparity and disproportionality by reducing the involvement of Black families with the child welfare system.
As we continue to strengthen our relationships and service delivery to Black communities, our partners hold us accountable to ensure our work is always grounded in a framework of equity, diversity and inclusion. And we thank them – not only this month, but every month – for their ongoing dedication and willingness to work side-by-side our Agency.