Throughout 2022-2023

Multi-Generational 2SLGBTQ+ BIPOC Psycho-Social Wellness Group, age 21+ (Riverdale Hub)

This is a free 2-hour group weekly session, combining conventional therapeutic techniques, with concepts from queer theory, critical race, and Mad studies, to facilitate wellness and peer support for individuals who are 2SLGBTQ+ BIPOC. Sessions are held at 1326 Gerrard Street East at the Riverdale Hub. The program runs until the end of 2023 but there is limited capacity.

  • Flexible attendance
  • Childcare Reimbursement (for those in need)
  • Free meal (depends on attendance)
  • No prior therapeutic experience necessary

Topics covered include:

  • Unpacking mainstream ‘mental health’
  • Do I need to be ‘happy’?
  •  Race, gender, sexuality: histories & presents
  • Engaging with identity
  • Rewriting our ‘stories’
  • Valuing (and managing) our emotions
  • Accepting the unacceptable
  • The joys of living in the margins

To register or for more information email

July – November 2022

DA (Diasporic African) Reunion, (Coco Collective)

This is a 24-session adult dance series to highlight Africanist dances and music from African diaspora. To be held at Assembly Hall, 1 Colonel Smith Park Drive, South Etobicoke. Click the link for dates and times.

September 1 – December 31 Registration

STEAM Fall and Winter Programs, Ages 2-14, (Snapology)

Afterschool STEM, engineering & Lego classes, provide a balance of fun and educational appeal with over 80 different program topics & themes to offer! View the class catalog and contact their office to get registration information.

October 2022 – March 2023

Newcomer Youth Green Economy Project, ages 18-29, (Toronto and Region Conservation Authority)

A Part-time program designed for youths interested in hands-on-learning about the green sectors of the economy. Participants will receive:

  • Job search and corporate culture training
  • Online and technical training
  • Field trips
  • Experiential learning placement
  • Indigenous learning
  • Career connections
  • …and more!

October 11 – December 16

Job Training for Food & Beverage Manufacturing (PTP Adult Learning and Employment Programs)

Free online training for newcomers to increase access to employment opportunities, gain industry skills and experience, and achieve more than 20 certifications at no cost. The duration is 10 weeks.

October – June

Homework Help (Parents of Black Children)

The ‘O’ is an online virtual educational experience that gives students from kindergarten to Grade 12 access to free virtual drop-in tutoring, educational tools, and other culturally relevant resources — all delivered through an Africentric lens. The ‘O’  is available every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 4:00 pm-7:00 pm. 

November 1-30

Evergreen Health Centre (Young Street Mission]

YSM’s Evergreen Health Centre provides support to street-involved youth ages 16-24. Please bring photo ID (OHIP/health card preferred). In absence of OHIP/Heath Card, you can bring a refugee claimant form, passport, driver’s license or a Ontario ID. Parents can leave children at the nursey whitel using the health centre.

December 5-16

Clifford E. Lee Choreography Award (Banff Centre)

The biennial Clifford E. Lee Choreography Award, at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, is open to any emerging Canadian dance choreographer or company demonstrating exceptional talent.
They are seeking new voices, ideas, and approaches to professional dance that can be supported through the award. The Clifford E. Lee Choreography Award is a combination of a $14,000 CAD cash prize for the commission of new work and the support of two residencies at the Banff Centre

January 24-25

Connectively Moving Our Dance (dance Immersion)

Dance Immersion is looking for ideas and dance works from professional dance artists from across the countryto be presented during Connectively, which runs from January 24-25, 2023 leading into the IABD Conference & Festival of Blacks in Dance. They are currently looking for artists to contribute to the presenter showcase, movement-sharing workshops, and panel & roundtable discussions. The opportunity to let your light shine is now open at Connectively Moving Our Dance in Toronto. 

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