One Vision One Voice

Published on July 21, 2021

The government is transforming the child and family services sector to focus on community-based prevention services that are responsive, high quality and culturally appropriate. We are strengthening families and communities through prevention initiatives that better serve those in need.

 

We are committed to addressing the systemic issues in our child welfare system, so all children are safe, get the quality of care they deserve, and have the opportunity to flourish, including here in Newmarket-Aurora.

 

We are providing $800,000 annually to support One Vision, One Voice (OVOV), a community-led project focusing on anti-Black racism.

 

One Vision, One Voice supports the delivery of culturally appropriate services and addresses systemic racism and disparities in experiences and outcomes faced by African Canadian and Black children and youth in the child welfare system.

 

This is yet another step this government is taking to make positive changes that will serve the children, youth and families in need of service.

 

We will continue to work in partnership with the child welfare sector, Indigenous and Black communities and service providers, and other health and social services partners to implement a system that is effective, sustainable and accountable.

 

This new annual funding for @1vision1voiceCA will ensure Black children, youth and families in the child welfare system have to access culturally appropriate services that will better support them, their health and well-being. Learn more: https://news.ontario.ca/en/release/1000561/ontario-bolstering-supports-for-african-canadian-and-black-children-and-youth-in-care