The Black Daddies Club is excited to collaborate with the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) for our first initiative for the 2023 calendar, which will take place over two days over the Family Day 2023 weekend. Please read more below and register your family while space are still available.
Photographs act as a capsule of moment in time – some of these moments, shared between friends and families. Reflecting on this concept, as well as themes explored in the exhibition, You Look Beautiful Like That: Studio Photography in West and Central Africa, this Family Day weekend, we will be creating a pop-up photo studio in the AGO’s Robert Harding Pathway on the Concourse level.
The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), has collaborated with the Black Daddies Club (BDC), for Family Day 2023 to co-create a beautiful two-day event to support with Black and Racialized families to co-create, capture and keep positive memories of their families on Sunday February 19th, 2023 and Monday, February 20th, 2023.
We have invited two Toronto lens-based artists to photograph participants in front of vibrant patterned backdrops inspired by some of the stylistic elements introduced by photographers such as, Malick Sidibé, Seydou Keïta, and Samuel Fosso. Members from the Black Daddies Club, and the general public will be able to take home their Polaroid keepsake – so get ready to strike a pose with your friends and loved ones! Numbers are limited. Pre-registration is required
At Black Daddies Club, we are seeing a devastating trend of families not planning for the unexpected, and to be honest, we know we are all going to die one day, so why isnt some of us putting more emphasis into the planning of our transition into the next realm. Why do we feel it is acceptable to go to Go-Fund me or other crowd sourcing platforms to raise money for a funeral. The aim here is not to judge folks, who can not afford a funeral as they are expensive, the aim here rather is to start having a plan for death and other situations so that our loved ones are not left with the baggage of financial responsibilities as well as the grieving of their loved ones.
Life Insurance is a financial tool that helps protect what we have, the wealth we are going to build and our family’s financial future. We will discuss the different types and their purposes and how we can use it to build wealth, reduce our chances of going into debt and leave a financial legacy to our families. We will debunk the many myths surrounding insurance.
Black Daddies Club, had to share this really great opportunity, especially when it is two of BDC’s community partners who do great work, that collaborate together to a great workshop series, read more info below
Gain control of your money habits! Learning how to better manage your money will set you up for financial success. Register for this workshop to receive practical insight into financial fundamentals!
Employment opportunities for Black and Racialized youth with Toronto CN Tower
Black Daddies Club is excited in sharing this great opportunity for Black and Racialized youth that is being delivered through one of our community partners Prince’s Trust Canada (PTC).
PTC has a program in partnership with the CN Tower happening next week. It’s an opportunity for youth to get full/part-time and seasonal employment. It’s a 3-day in person program that takes place at Yonge Street Mission and the CN Tower.
The program will run in-person from November 1-3, 2022. Participants must be prepared to take part in skills-building workshops as well as a tour and hiring fair at the CN Tower (290 Bremner Blvd, Toronto, Ontario).
PTC will be at YSM Martin Centre (306 Gerrard St E) on November 1 and 2 and at the CN Tower (290 Bremner Boulevard) on November 3.
Participants must be 18-30 years old and live in the Greater Toronto area. Transportation, lunch and snacks will be provided on all three days of the program as well as additional provisions and supports as required.
Black Daddies Club founder, Brandon Hay, recently was interviewed by Mediate 393 Blog. Mediate393 provides government-funded family mediation and information services in Toronto’s Superior Court of Justice.
The interview was for their October 2022 blog which you can read at the link.
Thank you for your interest in the Black Families Un-Conference. Please note due to high interest from families in Toronto, we have reached capacity for both October (28th-30th) and November (4th-6th) dates. We have begun a waiting list for those who are interested and we strongly recommend that you register, as we will be drawing from this list should families drop out or if additional spots/ or dates are made available.
Register link below for the Black Families Un-Conference:
Much love and gratitude to all those individuals who have shared this initiative with your networks and to the families who have already registered for these events.
This overwhelming positive response speaks to the need for Black and Racialized families to connect with each other and create positive memories together in green spaces in Canada.
Many thanks to this Black Families Un-Conference partners Justice Fund, Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC) and Tim Hortons Camp, this opportunity for the countless families signed up would not be possible without your partnering with the Black Daddies Club to make this happen.
For all the families who have registered, a one page document will be sent to you after the deadline for The Black Families Un-Conference (October 13th, 2022 at 4pm). The one pager will include more details for your preparation for the Black Families Un-conference.
The Black Families Un-Conference, has received overwhelming positive response from Families across Toronto, we have reached capacity for the October Friday 28-Sunday October 30th dates and we have added a second set of dates for Friday November 4th- Sunday November 6th.
We will begin a waiting list after we have reached capacity for the November dates for those who are interested in attending the Black Families Un-conference and we strongly recommend that you do continue to register, as we will be drawing from this list should families drop out or if additional spots/ or dates are made available.
What is the Black Families Un-Conference?
The Black Families Un-Conference is a three-day gathering for families who identify as Black or Racialized to take part in a camping experience for the entire family that will take place in one of Tim Hortons Camps in Ontario, at no cost to the families that attend.. The idea behind the Black Families Un-Conference is to create positive memories and experiences for these families (parents or guardians and their children) as a whole in a safe environment that they may not be able to afford. This initiative is a collaboration with Justice Fund, Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC), Tim Hortons Camp and the Black Daddies Club.
The Black Families Un-Conference is a three-day gathering for families who identify as Black or Racialized to take part in a camping experience for the entire family that will take place in one of Tim Hortons Camps in Ontario, at no cost to the families that attend.. The idea behind the Black Families Un-Conference is to create positive memories and experiences for these families (parents or guardians and their children) as a whole in a safe environment that they may not be able to afford.