The Collective of Child Welfare Survivors (“CCWS”) is a grassroots organization that provides various support for child welfare survivors primarily between the ages 8-29 years old and their families, particularly those who are Black, Indigenous, and racialized. CCWS currently works in partnership with the Black Legal Action Centre (“BLAC”) and other critical partners related to the child welfare experience.
CCWS’ main pillars are systemic organizing, community development, and one-on-one individual intervention/advocacy. We ground the work we do under our main pillars in the principles of critical youth-centering, decolonization, and addressing anti-Black racism. Most persons seeking support (“PSS”) are Black, Indigenous, and racialized people.
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