Please note that all of FreedomSchool’s programs are currently being offered virtually due to COVID-19. Please check our website often as we periodically offer stipends to Black parents on OW/ODSP who would like to take their families on Educational Outings.
Here are a sample of some of the trips our students will get to experience:
6 Nations – Freedom School visits 6 Nations on an annual basis to explore Black and Indigenous Solidarity and Global Indigenous Resistance with community organizations such as: “Our Sustenance” greenhouse and “WolvesDen”. Children learn land based ore practices such as growing healthy food, making their own medicine and why these things are important to Indigenous people in 6 Nations.
Neshama Park – We will be learning about disabilities justice in the context of playground accessibility. After having built their own accessibility playground out of jynx wood, children will visit an accessible playground and explore elements they see such as: horizontal climbing ropes, ramps, accessible swings, braille signs etc. We will discuss accessibility as a crucial part of the Movement for Black Lives.
Black Creek Community Farms – Students will learn about the Black Creek Community Farm, and the significance of urban farming for Black communities in Toronto. They will have a chance to work on the farm