PARENT AMBASSADOR PROGRAM
ABOUT LATINX PARENTS FOR CHANGE
Parent Ambassador Program - Latinx Parents for Change is a project designed to build on leadership skills, deepen understanding of school governance and promote the active participation of Toronto’s Latinx families in school and community life
WORKING WOMEN COMMUNITY CENTRE
Working Women Community Centre (WWCC) is a charitable organization that provides a variety of programs and services which supports immigrant women adjust to living in Toronto.
Our wide range of successful programs are making a significant impact on engaging parents and fostering their child’s school performance. Some programs include On Your Mark, a tutoring/mentoring program identified as the largest ethno-specific in Canada working with over 300 students in 9 schools in Toronto and 175 volunteers; and HIPPY, a free home-based program that recognizes parents as children’s first and best teachers.
If you would like to learn more about our project, please contact
Diana Grimaldos at:
You can also visit the website
How We Got Our Start
The Parent Ambassador Program -Latinx Parents for Change was created as part of the Community Legacy Fund established after the PanAm/Parapan Am Games held in Toronto in 2015.
The Community Legacy Initiative invests in projects that profile and provide longer-term economic and/or social infrastructure benefits for Toronto's Latin American, South American, and Caribbean communities.
From Working Women Centre's experience with the On Your Mark program Tutoring and Mentoring Program, we identified that parents needed information and tools to better navigate the school system and become more effective advocates for their children.
For the first 2 years the program ran for in partnership with the Mennonite New Life Centre MNLCT.
Latinx Parents for Change acknowledges that the land on which we stand and work is territory of the Huron-Wendat, Anishinabek Nation, the Haudenosaunee Confederacy and most recently, the territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, and is still home to indigenous people from across Turtle Island. Acknowledging the traditional territories of host nations has been a practice common to many Indigenous nations for generations, but is new to many Canadians.