BLACKS DON’T READ: They Are Still Our Slaves

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This article was said to be read on a New York radio station having been written by a Caucasian (white man). I know it might not apply to you but it makes you think a little bit and is very hard to swallow, but if you look on the ground, to some extent this man […]

Young & Potential Fathers Announcement

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Young and Potential Fathers Initiative (YPF) is proud to announce its new and improved service delivery and engagement model beginning October 15, 2012. After consultations, implementation and evaluation, Ujima House will become a support, resources and engagement driven space Fathers will be supported by the staff to develop a unique fatherhood plan that assesses their […]

You Can’t See the Street From Your Ivory Tower

Jamil Jivani J.D. Candidate, Yale Law School

You Can’t See the Street From Your Ivory Tower In the wake of the recent shooting at the Eaton Centre and the Danzig Shootings in Scarborough on Monday, much attention has been turned to solving the problem of gun violence. As usual a dichotomy has been created between cultural and systemic explanations for violent crime, with those who favor […]

Legal Matters Monday May 14th 5:30pm – 8pm

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ARE YOU HAVING ISSUES WITHIN THE LEGAL SYSTEM? ARE YOU FRUSTRATED? DO YOU NEED SUPPORT? JOIN US FOR FREE Legal information & advice about Family Law & Criminal matters join us at Ujima House 1901 Weston Rd unit 18 on Monday May 14th for “Legal Matters” (FREE legal advice and information) 5:30pm – 8pm *Please share this […]

Involved Fathers

Involved Fathers Children need many things from their parents, but let’s break it down into the main pieces. They need: • The necessities of life • Human interaction • Care and comfort • Warmth and love • Guidance and protection • To be important to someone All of these relate to the different roles that […]

Mocha Dad – 7 Traits of Real Men

Men were made to be bold, strong, leaders. However, our society has attempted to repress these traits. If you look at the way men (especially dads) are portrayed on TV, you’d think we were all a bunch of irresponsible, befuddled, nincompoops, who can only function with the help of a “smart” female partner, friend, or spouse. […]

Canadian Doctoral Candidate Needs Dads for Survey

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Canadian Doctoral Candidate Needs Dads for Survey Phillip Sevigny, a PhD candidate at the University of Regina, is seeking fathers to participate in an online survey about fathers’ parenting beliefs.  Sevigny’s doctoral research involves the creation and validation of a scale for measuring the beliefs of fathers of young children. “Parenting beliefs have been understudied […]

Harper government tables comprehensive crime bill

Postmedia News  Sep 20, 2011 – 11:44 AM ET By Tobi Cohen and Jason Fekete OTTAWA — A sweeping omnibus crime bill tabled Tuesday that seeks to crack down on young offenders, drug dealers, sexual predators and Canadians in foreign prisons is under fire from critics — who argue it’s a waste of time and money […]

FREE tickets to attend the Premiere of AWAKE

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Young and Potential Fathers (YPF) is providing 10 FREE tickets for young men in Toronto to attend the Premiere of AWAKE a new play premiering at the Toronto Fringe Festival this week, incorporates spoken word, hip hop, gospel music and docu-theatre to tell the stories of those affected by gun violence in Jamestown, an at-risk […]

Supporting Young Fathers and the Community

Posted Wed Feb 16 2011  When Noah Boakye-Yiadom moved to Canada at 15 from Ghana, one of the biggest culture shocks he experienced was the role of fathers and the community in raising children. Although his own father came to Canada seven years earlier, Noah never really felt a void. He missed his dad, but, […]