FBF’s three-strand Wellbeing Development Strategy includes Mental Wellbeing through our Pro-Black Mental Health Services; Financial Wellbeing through our Financial Literacy programs; and Career Wellbeing through our Education and Career Strategies Programs. We believe we cannot separate these three developmental areas in adolescence and early adulthood. Black female youth accessing our services in these three areas will improve their outcomes significantly by setting the right foundation for their lives.
Gender-Based Violence (GBV) & Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Program
At Future Black Female, we are dedicated to fostering a more inclusive and equitable society. As part of our ongoing commitment, we are excited to introduce our Black Youth Against Gender-Based Violence program. This program addresses the pressing issue of gender-based violence (GBV) and Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) within the Black communities, particularly among Black youth.
Soul Canvas: Unleashing Power Through Art and Expression
Hey there, future trailblazers! 🎨 Get ready to unlock your inner artist and embark on a transformative journey. Soul Canvas is not just a workshop series; it's an artistic journey of healing, self-discovery, and empowerment specifically crafted for remarkable BIPOC women aged 14 to 22. We are thrilled to present this transformative opportunity, brought to you by Suitcase in Point Multi Arts Company in collaboration with Future Black Female.
Campus Drop-in Sessions
Future Black Female is proud to introduce our impactful Campus Drop-In Sessions, a unique initiative designed to empower and uplift Black girls within the Niagara region both at a high school and university level. With a focus on pro-Black mental health, financial literacy, and education and career strategies, our program aims to create a nurturing environment where girls and young Black women can cultivate their skills and flourish.
FBF Financial Literacy Program
Financial literacy is an essential life skill especially as you enter the workforce, get credit cards, and apply for loans. The Canadian Financial Capability Survey (CFCS) indicates that women (68%) have a much lower understanding of finances and in the long term suffer greater financial stress than their male counterparts (57%). The same survey also exposes the differences between Anglophone versus Francophone Canadians. It appears that certain groups have faced barriers in improving their financial knowledge, which highlights the need to tailor financial literacy efforts for different populations.
Pro-Black Mental Health Services
Studies indicate the psychological effects of racism include post-traumatic stress disorder and other forms of stress-related disorders. Due to race-based threats, Black families are reluctant to engage with services and avail of community resources mostly because many are part of a system that has been historically oppressive towards them.