Anti-Oppressive Practice

Anti-Oppressive Practice Directional Statement:

We are committed to anti-oppressive practice in which we challenge the impacts of power and privilege, eliminate barriers, and are inclusive of the broad range of diversity in our community.

What is AOP and why is Durham CAS working On AOP?

For these and other Frequently asked questions, please click here.

Community Black History Event

On Monday, February 22, 2016, Durham CAS hosted a Black History event for the community themed Still Fighting for Change: Black Social Workers in Canada, with keynote speaker Dr. Wanda Thomas Bernard. Local speakers included Mr. Elkanah Clarke, Mr. Raphael Francis and Dr. Leroy Clarke of The Inter Agency Resources Network of Durham, an umbrella organization of Afro-centric agencies in Durham Region. View the video below to hear from our guest speakers.

Building Bridges for the Success of our Children and Youth

On Saturday, November 21, 2015, Durham CAS hosted the first Building Bridges for the Success of our Children and Youth session – a consultation provided in collaboration with leaders of the African Canadian/Black community in Durham.

AOP Community launch

On June 2, 2015, Durham CAS hosted our Anti-Oppressive Practice Launch with our community.

Anti-Oppressive Practice Framework

The Ontario Association of Children’s Aids Societies (OACAS) has developed on Anti-Oppressive Practice Framework for Child Welfare in Ontario. Download a copy here.