Ways to become involved!

Join our Advisory Council! Help shape our content & curriculum for support groups and webinars. Contribute your perspective on building healthy Black communities and families.

Join our Board of Directors! We are seeking youth and adult Board members to join our team. You can volunteer actively or oversea our operations.

Advocate with us and join our initiatives to provide mental health counselling and programming for youth. Visit: Ifarada: Center for Excellence for more information.

"It was all a dream"

Notorious B. I. G.

Nicole Perryman and Anada Treleven are social workers who collaborated on projects stemming from 2008. In 2013, Nicole started a private practice psychotherapy organization Aset Group Consulting and Counselling Services which serviced Scarborough, Durham Region and Bowmanville. In less than 7 years, Aset Group has serviced hundreds of adults, children, families, and couples, hosted many graduate students, and made significant contributions to the community. In 2018, Nicole started Ifarada: Centre for Excellence, a non for profit organization designed to provide community-based programs and services. Through Ifarada, Anada started Empowered Queens, a support group for girls aged 8 to 11 years old designed to build their self-confidence, their self-esteem, connections with other youth, and identity. In 2019, Anada and Nicole collaborated on Kujenga Renewed Family Services, now coined: Kujenga Wellness Project.

Our story:

" I never grew up in the 'system', but I worked in the system for most of my life. It was difficult to be apart of this system. I saw many young people struggle with their family relationships, with racism and systemic oppression, with experiences of trauma, with repeated brutality and over criminalization by the police, and within their homes. It was hard to observe, advocate, and be apart of. Through the pain, I had an idea to create services for Black youth, Indigenous youth and racialized youth who were not always best served in our community. That was over 15 years ago. So much has changed. So much has not. I am guided by hope that we will continue to part of the change we wish to see and become"

Nicole Perryman

The Ontario Trillium Foundation has funded the Kujenga Wellness Project. We are actively seeking to help families facing conflict and trauma to heal and strengthen their relationships. If you are seeking support in your life or in your family, we are here to help! Learn more about what we offer and contact us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for assistance.

We are developing a navigation line specifically to support Black families in the Durham Region. Are you seeking to know more about resources to support you? Contact us for more information and we would love to support you!

Our growth depends on your support, your advocacy, and your involvement. Join our team!

Ways to become involved!

Join our Advisory Council! Help shape our content & curriculum for support groups and webinars. Contribute your perspective on building healthy Black communities and families.


Join our Board of Directors! We are seeking youth and adult Board members to join our team. You can volunteer actively or oversea our operations.


Become an ambassador! Youth ambassadors can volunteer in our initiatives and programs, they advocate for Black mental health, and they participate in our 2021 Wellness Fair. Earn volunteer hours & mentorship!


Write for us! We are always seeking writers, artists, poets, and other expressive arts to talk about and share perspectives on Black Mental Health.



Have a story for us? A creative idea? Want to share your insight?

In building community, we strive to hear from you about your ideas, your creative writing, and businesses that support Black community members. We are based primarily in Durham Region, but are accepting articles and resources for all of Ontario.

Presenting skills?? We are accepting short videos, webinars or educational tools that may be helpful for Black youth, adults, and parents.

Send you suggested topics & interests to:

Our Commitment 

Kujenga Family Wellness Project is committed to protecting the privacy of the personal information of its employees, members, volunteers, donors, and other stakeholders. We value the trust of those we deal with, and of the public, and recognize that maintaining this trust requires that we be transparent and accountable in how we treat the information that they choose to share with us.

During the course of our various projects and activities, we frequently gather and use personal information. Anyone from whom we collect such information should expect that it will be carefully protected and that any use other than for what it was originally gather for or other dealings with this information is subject to consent. Our privacy practices are designed to achieve this.

Defining Personal Information 

Personal information is any information that can be used to distinguish, identify or contact a specific individual. This information can include an individual’s opinions or beliefs, as well as facts about, or related to, the individual. Exceptions: business contact information and certain publicly available information, such as names, addresses and telephone numbers as published in telephone directories, are not considered personal information.

Privacy Practices 

Personal information gathered by Kujenga Family Wellness Project is kept in confidence. Our staff are authorized to access personal information based only on their need to deal with the information for the reason(s) for which it was obtained. Policies are in place to ensure that the information is not disclosed or shared more widely than is necessary to achieve the purpose for which it was gathered. We also take security measures to ensure the integrity of this information is maintained and to prevent its being lost or destroyed.

We collect, use and disclose personal information only for purposes that a reasonable person would consider appropriate in light of the circumstances. We routinely offer subscribers and donors we deal with the opportunity to opt not to have their information shared for purposes beyond those for which it was explicitly collected.

Website and Electronic Commerce 

We use passwords, protocols and encryption software to protect personal and other information we receive when a product or service is requested and/or paid for online. Our software is routinely updated to maximize protection of such information.

We do not automatically gather any personal information such as your name, phone number, e-mail or address. This information is only obtained if you supply it voluntarily, through contacting us via e-mail, by asking to be added to an Information Network or to receive electronic newsletters or other information.

Any personal information you provide to us will not be sold to any third party. We use software that receives and records the Internet Protocol (IP) address of the computer that has contacted our web site. We make no attempt to link these addresses with the identity of individuals contacting our site. The information is used to improve the content of this site and is not shared with other organizations.

We do not regularly use “cookies” to track how our visitors use the site. Whenever we enable “cookies” to facilitate our transactions, we will first inform you.

If you choose to participate in an on-line forum or discussion group or join an Information Network or similar list, we may ask you to volunteer personal information such as your name and e-mail address for the purposes of effective administration of the forum or discussion group. We will not disclose this information to anyone outside of Kujenga Family Wellness Project without your prior consent.

Updating of our Privacy Policy 

We regularly review our privacy practices for our various activities, and update our policy on a yearly basis. Please revisit this website for information on our most up-to-date practices.

Contact Information 

Questions, concerns or complaints relating to the Kujenga Family Wellness Project Privacy Policy on the treatment of personal information should be directed to the attention of the Director, Human Resources.

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