Optimizing educational experiences for students, parents, community and staff of the Black Diaspora within the Durham District School Board (DDSB)
Cultivating Courageous Change
Created by us for us
Est. 2005, located in Durham Region, Canada, we operate within Durham District School Board (DDSB)
For those who identify as part of the Black diaspora in DDSB + wider community
Our village includes DDSB Black students, employees, educational assistance, educators, staff and parents
Building a community for students, parents + educators alike
HAPPY AFRICAN HERITAGE MONTH!
Emboldened and grounded by our diverse heritage, now more than ever, we remind ourselves that we are our ancestors’ wildest dreams! With excitement, we continue to offer programming for students, staff, families, and community members who identify as part of the Black diaspora in the Durham Region. While doing this work, we continue to grow our partnerships with allies and community partners.
Cheryl Rock, DBEN Chair
This is an important time to highlight DBEN’s – And Still We Rise: Afrocentric Heritage Program.
Since our launch in October 2021, this engaging Saturday program for DDSB’s elementary students continues to provide community and connection. While enriching and affirming Black identities through authentic learning opportunities, we are committed to developing the whole learner in a place of belonging.
Registration is currently open for waitlist slots. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
What we do
Since 2005, we have provided a variety of programs and initiatives dedicated to supporting the excellence of youth, parents + staff.
How you can help
At DBEN, we care about our youth and strive to provide them with all the resources they need in order to become successful leaders. We are committed to empowering today’s youth to be the leaders of tomorrow - and couldn’t have gotten this far without your generous contributions. Donate today or sign up to be a mentor and make the biggest impact on the lives of our DDSB Black youth.
Thank You to Our PAST + PRESENT Supporters
Together, Canadians must do more than just talk about reconciliation; we must learn how to practise reconciliation in our everyday lives – within ourselves and our families, and in our communities, governments, places of worship, schools, and workplaces. To do so constructively, Canadians must remain committed to the ongoing work of establishing and maintaining respectful relationships.”
Honouring the Truth, Reconciling for the Future. Summary of the Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, 2015, p. 21.