Connect. Create. Cultivate.

WOCDC is a youth-led community organization in Durham Region, Canada that is run by, for, and with Black, Indigenous and other self-identified womxn of colour from the ages of 16-29+ with the purpose of making space for support and community.

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What We're All About

Our Philosophy & Core Values

We believe that it takes positivity, integrity, collaboration and connectivity, along with representation, equity and diversity to build, and belong, to a community of Black, Indigenous and self-identified Women of Colour (BIWoC) in Durham Region, Canada.

Our Work

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What We Do

WOCDC serves BIWoC from the ages of 16 - 29 +, either living in or connected to Durham Region, Canada, by offering them the opportunity to Connect, Create and Cultivate.

Connect

Given the lack of opportunities and spaces available for BIWoC to meaningfully “connect” in Durham Region, Canada, WOCDC aims to provide networking and socializing opportunities by hosting social events and meetups.

Create

We aim to "create" a safe space for BIWoC in Durham Region, Canada, by encouraging and helping them to comfortably navigate their everyday lives with our blog and online resource hub, and inspiring them to express themselves.

Cultivate

By "cultivating" projects, workshops, and panel discussions, we want the voices of BIWoC in Durham Region, Canada, to be heard and their stories to be told, so we can shift the narrative and create real change in our community.

Durham Region, Canada:

Oshawa. Pickering.

Ajax. Whitby. Clarington.

Brock. Scugog. Uxbridge.

Durham Region, Canada is currently home to over 650,000 people. Despite being known as a predominantly white space, in recent years, many communities with varying cultural, ethnic and racial identities have come to call Durham home.

Every member of our team either lives in or is connected to Durham Region. We are all connected to this space in very different ways and we all have our own personal stories to share about our lived experiences within Durham.

While it is undeniable that Durham Region is becoming a much more diverse space, we must acknowledge that there is more learning and unlearning to be done in order for BIWoC to thrive.

Support Us

Ways You Can Show Us Support!

Join The Collective

If reading about what we do has resonated with you, then be sure to join the collective.

Become An Ally

Get involved in WOCDC by becoming an active ally to BIWoC in Durham Region, Canada.

Donate

Help bring our projects to life, and allow us to provide staff, speakers and facilitators with honoraria.