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Spotlight on Community Partners and Anti-Racism Initiatives

Tags: Vol. 1, Issue 1, October 2020

The WIL Team continues to prioritize building partnerships with organizations that share the FSCS values of Inclusion, Compassion, Integrity, Self-Awareness, and Respect. We have made a dedicated effort to reaffirm our commitment to working with those actively engaged in leading and supporting practices which address anti-black racism and all forms of systemic oppression.  We are proud to highlight three of our community partners who deserve special mention for their work in the field: 

Stop Racism


VOICES (Voices Of Inspired Children Engaging Society) Canada is focused on addressing determinants of health in urban communities challenged by poverty. This summer, they launched an anti-Black racism project, the Green Book Worthy Initiative. This initiative sets out to engage BIPOC participation in crafting a set of guidelines and recommendations to be used by organizations. The Green Book Worthy Initiative is intended to help organizations promote safe spaces that encourage meaningful participation of BIPOC members in these environments.  

Urban Alliance

Urban Alliance on Race Relations provides training and research to address racism in society. This summer, they collaborated with other community-based organizations to release a joint statement: “Embracing Hope – Building Communities”. This statement emphasizes the importance of taking a community-based approach to ending violence. By signing this joint statement, the community demonstrates a commitment to building an inclusive and caring society. Urban Alliance is currently engaged in 10 projects related to racial justice and racial equity. 

The 519

The 519 offers supports, resources, space and workshops for those in the LGBTQ2S+ community. The Trans People of Colour Project (TPOC) is a specific initiative that aims to support racialized trans people in Toronto by providing access to training, skills development and employment opportunities for TPOC to take up community leadership, provide access to affirming sexual health promotion information and services. 

*If you would like to suggest organizations or projects with community partners, please connect with your Field Placement Coordinator.  

For more information on the FSCS Work-Integrated Learning Centre, please contact Manager, Placements and Partnerships, Corina Ivory.

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