Heritage Reintegration Counseling
Our Heritage Reintegration Counselling program effectively engages with young people who experience racialization or marginalization between the ages of 14 – 24, and who have come in contact with the law, through probation. The program provides individualized and culturally relevant counselling, rehabilitation and reintegration supports, including continuity of service. The program on-going throughout the year, and ‘participants’ are referred via probation or community connections.
Taco Tuesday (Youth Leadership)
Taco Tuesday is a weekly outreach program for young people ages 8-14 years old in the Don Mills and Sheppard Catchment area. The program seeks to welcome young people on a weekly basis by providing free taco’s, in the company of a culturally relevant and responsive environment. Young people also gain access to supportive mentors and weekly programming activities that cultivate self-identity and awareness, cultural consciousness and critical thinking skills.
Heritage Flex Fitness
Utilizing a coaching and life mapping framework (Moss, 2007) presented in the form of personal fitness training complemented by HTCO’s unique heritage coaching model, the Heritage Flex Fitness Worker will function as an accredited social worker and personal trainer. The qualified Heritage Flex Fitness Flex worker leverage personal fitness training as an engagement strategy to increase motivation, to help young people develop relevant and effective life goals, via intensive short-term, one-on-one counselling, combined with tangible goal-based fitness training in a local and partnering community gym facilities.
Ekua's Heritage Summer Camp
Ekua Walcott was a community leader who embodied the spirit of African culture and FUN! In honour of her amazing impact, this summer camp offers an exciting, enrichmentexperience for children between the ages of 5 - 13 years old. Children will enjoy daily activities consisting of Arts & Crafts, Drumming, Dance, Games, cultural education and much more! Not to mention our very unique weekly adventure trips throughout Toronto.
The Niche: A Social Service Pathway for Young Black Leaders
Challenging both anti-black racism and poverty by redefining the ‘conventional’ meaning of ‘leadership’, particularly as it relates to the black experience; this program will inform new best practices and create niche opportunities for those seeking to enter and those already working within the sector.