Creating Together gratefully acknowledges Mazon Canada for their grant of $2,500 in 2018 to help support our food and nutrition programs. This funding was used to purchase food for our daily snack program and for healthy meals provided through community events and potlucks for families. In 2018, this program served 5,831 nutritious snacks to 393 children and approximately 480 meals to families.
Across the country, February is the month that Canadians honour and celebrate the lagacy of Black Canadians, with Black History Month.
With a different theme selected each year. For 2019, the theme of the Government of Canada’s Black History Month campaign is “Black Canadian Youth: Boundless, Rooted and Proud.”
At Creating Together, we have seen many of the children of Parkdale become the youth we see in our neighborhood today. Did you know that in Toronto and our own community, black-identified individuals represent our second highest visible minority group? (City of Toronto, 2011
Also, here in our own community, the Parkdale branch of the Toronto Public Library holds the Rita Cox Black and Caribbean Heritage Collection, recognized as one of the most significant Black and Caribbean heritage collections in Canada. The collection features over 16,000 print and audiovisual materials for adults, children, and teens about the Black and Caribbean historical and cultural experience.
At Creating Together, we celebrate the month with a Black History Snack. Children come together with their parents and caregivers to prepare, cook and enjoy the snack, and a wonderful time is had by all! We hope you can join us this year!
See you there!