Student and Family Advocacy

The Student and Family Advocacy Program provides culturally relevant, community-based advocacy, information literacy, and system navigation for Black and newcomer students and families in Hamilton. Through these programs we strive to empower participants to know their rights within the education system, and learn how to navigate Canadian systems.

ADVOCACY SUPPORT

We provide program participants with advocacy support through educational advocacy and mediation information, website navigation assistance, and assistance with government application forms like OSAP, City Housing, and Immigration forms. We provide students with support to complete grade 8 option sheets, how to select appropriate High School courses, and understand post-secondary options. We support parents by connecting them with teachers and school administration to navigate the disciplinary process, harassment and discrimination concerns, bullying and IEPS.

Advocacy Support

We provide program participants with advocacy support through educational advocacy and mediation information, website navigation assistance, and assistance with government application forms like OSAP, City Housing, and Immigration forms. We provide students with support to complete grade 8 option sheets, how to select appropriate High School courses, and understand post-secondary options. We support parents by connecting them with teachers and school administration to navigate the disciplinary process, harassment and discrimination concerns, bullying and IEPS.

Empowerment Squared programs are free for all participants.

On-going appointments available. If you would like to know more about the Student and Family Advocacy Program, please call (905) 393-5370 or email info@empowermentsquared.org to book an appointment.

YOUTH PROGRAMS

Empowerment Squared provides newcomer and marginalized youth with a diverse scope of programming that helps them to succeed in their academic and personal pursuits, build their confidence, and empower them to make safe and healthy decisions in their day to day life. All youth programs offered by Empowerment Squared are free of charge.

YOUTH PROGRAMS

Empowerment Squared provides newcomer and marginalized youth with a diverse scope of programming that helps them to succeed in their academic and personal pursuits, build their confidence, and empower them to make safe and healthy decisions in their day to day life. All youth programs offered by Empowerment Squared are free of charge.