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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
Ajax. Whitby. Clarington.
Brock. Scugog. Uxbridge.
WOCDC operates on the traditional territory of the Mississauga of Scugog Island First Nation which is now home to many First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. We are also on Treaty territory of the Williams Treaties. Read our full Land Acknowledgment Statement here.
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.
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.
Help bring our projects to life, and allow us to provide staff, speakers and facilitators with honoraria.