Women’s Health in Women’s Hands, netWORKING Mentorship Project is dedicated to supporting the personal, professional, and academic needs of young African, Caribbean, and Black (ACB) women.
Holding multiple intersecting identities within their communities, young Black women require a unique space to feel safe, honoured, and respected. As a tribe, we create a strong and caring network of sisterhood that is reflective of young Black women’s lives, realties, and experiences. Through providing Black-women centered mentorship we honour the nuances and strengths of our identities, and invest and nourish the futures of young Black women.
Funded by the Government of Ontario’s Ministry of Children, Community, and Social Services, Black Youth Action Plan the program will support ACB women living in the Greater Toronto Area, between the ages of 16-25.
The 3-year initiative aims to strengthen leadership, increase educational attainment, and enhance positive health outcomes for young Black women by offering:
- One-one-one career driven mentorships
- Practical support workshops (i.e. budgeting, resume writing, etc.)
- Engaging groups and panels on topics including, but not limited to mental, physical, sexual health, and well-being, post-secondary education, leadership, African identity, and Black womanhood
- Community support and system navigation
WOMEN’S HEALTH IN WOMEN’S HANDS COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTRE (CHC)
The Mandate of Women’s Health in Women’s Hands (WHIWH) Community Health Centre is to provide primary healthcare to racialized women from the African, Black, Caribbean, Latin American and South Asian communities in Toronto and surrounding municipalities. We are committed to working from an inclusive feminist, pro-choice, anti-racist, anti-oppression, and multilingual participatory framework in addressing the issue of access to healthcare for our mandated priority populations encompassing age, gender, gender identity, race, class, violence, sexual orientation, religion, culture, language, disability, immigration status and socio-economic circumstances.
A list of our services are in our Resources section or for more information visit: