addressing the CHILD WELFARE SYSTEM

COLLECTIVE of CHILD WELFARE SURVIVORS

The Black Legal Action Centre (BLAC) is in partnership with the Collective of Child Welfare Survivors (CCWS).

WHAT IS CCWS?

CCWS is a grassroots organization that provides various support for child welfare survivors between the ages 15-25 years old, particularly Black, Indigenous, and racialized individuals and families.

WHAT IS THE MISSION?

The mission at CCWS is to create and implement an organization that addresses and rethinks child welfare and care for child welfare survivors and families. It is our goal to create spaces for child welfare survivors to develop themselves and their relations beyond the various ways that child welfare survivors get blamed, pathologized, and placed in institutions. Ultimately, it is our goal to think and practice beyond what’s currently decided as practice for child welfare.

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Meet the team

Josh Lamers (he/him)
Executive Lead
Ashley Ash (she/her)
Community Development & Policy Advisor 
Rachelle Metatawabin (she/her)
Community Development & Case Manager

Get in touch with CCWS
Website: www.collectiveofcws.ca
Email: info@collectiveofcws.ca
Phone: (647) 675-9789

This project is funded through the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF).