Our History

Our History

The Kujenga Family Wellness Project was developed in 2019. 

Kujenga was designed to support Black parents, caregivers, and guardians who were experiencing difficulties navigating the child welfare, mental health, education, and criminal justice system.  In Durham Region, Black families and their youth experience high incidences of anti-Black racism, and implicit and explicit bias in the community and when navigating resources. 

Kujenga Wellness Project was seeking to support parents by providing them with the information and resouces they needed to support their families. Since 2019, Kujenga has supported thousands of Black families, hosted over 50 webinars and support groups, and provided relief programs for families. In 2020, the Kujenga Project started the Kujali Black Family Support Line.  The line is the first-ever phone support line dedicated to providing outreach and guidance to parents requiring immediate support.  Since 2020, the Kujali line has responded to hundreds of calls from families and helped parents access food banks, housing, legal services, immigration supports, navigate the education system, and so much more.

In 2023, Kujenga hosted their first Annual Fair which brought together over 20 service and community vendors, guest speakers, Indigenous and Africentric openings, and youth cultural performances. The fair provided an excellent opportunity to support Black-owned businesses and youth entrepreneurs. The Kujenga Wellness Project is proudly supported by the Ontario Trillium Foundation, the Carea Community Health Centre, and works in partnership with organizations across the Durham Region.


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Kujenga Wellness Project is a community organization that supports Black community members, families, parents, and youth.

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