Statement on Anti-Black Racism

Anti-Black racism exists within Simcoe County, Canada and around the world. We, the Child, Youth and Family Services Coalition (Coalition) of Simcoe County, acknowledge that we all have a part to play in addressing this societal issue, and in standing up against racism, hate and oppression of all kinds.
The Coalition is a countywide alliance of organizations providing services to children, youth and their families in Simcoe County. Our mission is to maximize the capacity, effectiveness and cultural uniqueness of the child, youth and family services system through collective efforts.
Key directions within our strategic plan are to advocate for service system change, and to foster representation and equity. In order to better serve the children, youth and families within our communities, we commit to educating ourselves, to continuing to learn about the issues and inequities facing Black people, and to proactively advocate for racial justice for those of African descent as well as other communities facing discrimination.
It is our hope that the work we do together will result in a better world for the children and youth that we serve today, and for children, youth and families in the future.