One Vision One Voice (OVOV) is a provincial resource designed to support Black families who come in contact with child welfare. OVOV began in 2015, and since inception has published a framework of practice for Black families and for reshaping services provided to Black families. In addition, OVOV supported the By Blacks directory, provided a central resource depository for services that support Black families. OVOV 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.
For further information, contact the One Vision One Voice team.
Exploring and understanding child welfare
The following videos and resources center on supporting families engaging with child welfare. Access video content produced by the Ontario Association for Children’s Aid Society. Consider the Kujali Support Line to assist guide you navigate child welfare.
The Canadian Child Welfare Resource portal provides articles and information about child welfare in Canada.
The Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) produced a report on child welfare in Canada.
The Parents of Black Children provides supports for parents, guardians and caregivers resources, advocacy, and guidance to ensure child wellbeing within the systems.
Videos produced by One Vision One Voice
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The Kujali (caring) Support Line is your access to a trained counsellor designed to support you navigate the child welfare system…
The Kujali line counsellors support parents, caregivers and guardians navigate the child welfare system, from initial contact to ongoing support.
Data shows that Black families experience heightened surveillance and phone calls to child welfare for issues such as caregiver problem, physical discipline and more. In addition, some families do require support to manage anti-Black racism, intergenerational trauma, and poverty which can strain the family’s functioning, and the child’s wellbeing. Let us help! With our partnership, knowledge and experience navigating child welfare, we can support you navigate the these resources.