ABR Curriculum Review & Research
Our latest project in focus.
In 2020, we were fortunate to receive a grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s Youth Opportunities Fund for a joint project between LAMP Community Health Centre, CARE and Toronto Metropolitan University’s School of Child and Youth Care. The 2-year, $495 000 grant allowed us to build the groundwork for a larger project looking into the ways in which anti-Black racism is taught, disrupted, and upheld in CYC pre-service education.
In Phase I of the project, the research team, in consultation with a steering committee of Black CYC educations, alumni and practitioners and with input generated from a series of Black youth roundtables, developed and implemented a mixed-methods study of TMU’s undergraduate and graduate program — including Black students experiences, faculty/instructor pedagogy and barriers to meaningful and sustained change. Phase I also included a review of both programs’ curriculum against eight (8) project-developed learning outcomes related to anti-Black racism and Afrocentric/Black ways of knowing.
Phase II (currently underway) involves the planning and implementation of a small pilot to test anti-racist curriculum revisions and instructional development for five undergrad courses in the Winter semester of 2023.
Our Partners & Funders
The work for this project is made possible by the following partners and funders. Thank you for supporting our mission and helping us to bring this project to life.