Health Matters Kujenga Wellness

Black Covid Resilience

An article highlighting the experiences of Black people and the coronavirus pandemic.

Wellness is also about building knowledge in matters that impact your life and your family. For more information access the resources below.

Interesting Facts

Black people experience inequitable, negative outcomes with the pandemic.

The Headlines

Black people and other people of colour make up 83% of reported COVID-19 cases in Toronto

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COVID-19, Systemic Racism, and the Racialization and the Lives of Black People article

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Understanding the impact of COVID-19 on Black Canadians article published in March 2021

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Additional Resources on Covid Resilience

  1. #BlackCovidResilience– Instagram page highlighting information and resources centering on the lived experiences of Black community members: https://www.instagram.com/blackcovidresilience/?hl=en

2. Coping with Covid Harm Reduction Resource List

Kujenga’s Resource Library

Financial Supports

the pandemic has had an impact on our lives, and economic recovery. Learn more about our initiatives.

Navigating the Child Welfare System

One Vision One Voice published the guide to support Black community members who may come in contact with the Society and provide the resources to build their capacity to navigate the system.

Supporting Women’s Health

Kujenga showcases community members such as, Mommy Monitor is a podcast featuring Cecile Edwards and Womxn of Color Remake Wellness.

Adopt a Family Program

The Adopt a Family program was a new initiative started by Kujenga to support families in need during the Holiday season. The program closed with a final dinner on December 18, 2021 for the families who received support, and the Kujenga community. The Kujenga team, led by Danika, John Jack [Program Coordinator/Family Outreach Lead], and Anada Treleven [Kujenga Co-Founder], connected the families with donors across Durham Region. Eligible families who accessed Kujenga resources in the past expressed their need for supports during the Holiday Season. They were skillfully matched by community-based donors who were able to give extra to families […]

Know your culture

Did you know the core members represent the Caribbean Islands? Can you guess which island Anada, Tasia and Nicole were nurtured! Culture is a significant part of our history, our identity, and our roots. Many of our programs highlight the importance of representation, roots, and identity. For Us, By Us posts created by Ms. Tasia Richards, Communications Director Explore our resource library

Our First Year

In June 2021, the Kujenga Family Wellness Project completed their first year of providing service to Durham Region. Our outreach and support in the community was expansive, and we are excited to share our results with you. To learn more about our programming and services, contact us at: info@kujengafamily.org Our Outreach Our Reach: 1500 people Since 2020, our organization has surpassed our engagement to over 1500 people. We have reached our community through informative workshops, family outreach, and social media campaigns. 60 + Parents, caregivers and guardians received fresh food deliveries, $200-600 gift cards, and winter clothing. 1000 + We […]

Kujali Family Support Line Feedback Results

The Kujali Black Family Support Line officially began in March 2021. The line is offered to individuals and families seeking support in addressing challenges in their families and within the system. The Line offers: 1. Supportive Counselling, 2. Peer to Peer Mentoring, 3. Resource Navigation. The line staff offer a culturally-informed approach that focuses on building trust and a therapeutic relationship, a thorough assessment of the family’s strengths and needs, and a comprehensive service plan that indicates clear action steps and objectives. The line is open Monday to Friday from 10 am to 6pm. The line staff are trained therapists […]

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