Community Resources Kujenga Wellness

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

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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 […]

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 […]

Faith-Based Practices: Eid

The arabic word “Eid” means festival , feast or holiday.  There are two major Eids in Islamic Calendar per year. One is Eid al- Fitr and the other one is Eid al- Adha. Eid al Fitr  is celebrated after the month of Ramadan. Muslim fast for 29 days during Ramadan or 30 days depending on […]

Supporting Newcomers

New immigrants are those people who migrate to other countries for better life opportunities. We want to highlight some of the issues that new immigrants face when they move to a new country. There are many organizations in Ontario who help newcomers such as welcome centres, OCASI, newcomer women services etc. Our mission is to […]

Health and Wellness

Building resilience in your family’s health is a collaborative effort and in a holistic way. Our team explored the risks to family’s wellness such as: Health risks Mental health concerns Anti-Black racism Systemic oppression School difficulties Black people are highly susceptible to physical ailments such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and immune difficulties. This can […]

Kujenga and Community Events

The Community Showcase The community showcase is a collaborative community event showcasing Black organizations (i.e., Black -led and Black-owned) that provide social services for children, youth, and families. Join us to learn more about the event.

Supporting Black Entrepreneurship

The Black community is filled with an ample amount of of creativity, intelligence and drive. Within Durham Region, there are a lot of small, Black owned businesses built on a foundation of these values. In recent years, especially after racial protests in the United States in 2020, our society has begun to emphasize supporting Black […]

Peer Mentor Application

Kujenga Wellness Project, Ifarada: Centre for Excellence, Durham District School Board, and Side by Side Family Services have collaborated in creating a systems navigation line to provide support, resources, and referrals for individuals within the community. This navigation line will be the first point of contact for individuals within Durham who are seeking additional resources […]

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