Malton Neighbourhood Services’ Black Family Support Program (BFSP) provides culturally informed services for Black families within the Region of Peel. We offer a variety of programs and services for Black children, youth, and families. This is a multifaceted program that includes: drop-in play-based learning experiences, parent supports, individual and family counselling, youth programs and systems navigation. The BFSP aims to foster resiliency in the Black community.
The Black Family Parent/Child Drop-in Program is a program for Black children and their parents/caregivers. The program has a culturally focused lens for its parenting initiatives and mentorships. It is a fun place to play, explore, sing, and read to support Black children’s social, emotional, and learning development. Black families can connect with one another to increase community awareness, get to know their neighbours, and speak to other adults around parenting regarding their cultural and social experiences. Additionally, staff are there to connect resources, system navigation and much more through the program to families who are seeking support.