June 28th, 2018

// TAIBU CHC to celebrate its 10th Anniversary – Decade of Excellence on June 30th 2018

TAIBU CHC to celebrate its 10th Anniversary – Decade of Excellence on June 30th 2018


SCARBOROUGH, ON, June 27, 2018 /CNW/ - TAIBU Community Health Centre is excited to announce that it will be celebrating its 10thAnniversary – Decade of Excellence – at a Gala Dinner to be held on June 30th 2018 at the Brighton Convention Centre in Scarborough.

Since its establishment, TAIBU CHC has been providing quality and culturally appropriate primary health care and related services for the Black communities across the Greater Toronto Area as its priority population and all the residents of our local community of the Malvern Neighborhood. TAIBU has demonstrated its capacity to engage the community that it serves in a meaningful way recognizing that various social determinants of health play a significant role in affecting the way racialized communities access health and social services. Over the years of its existence, TAIBU has received several awards, commendations and acknowledgment for its journey towards excellence.

In 2017, the Board of Directors of TAIBU CHC launched its 5 years strategic direction titled RISE – Excellence in Black Community Health. This is in furthering the vision of the founding fathers for TAIBU to become a centre of excellence for developing best practices for working with the Black and other racialized communities.

"The Board of Directors and I are looking forward, with great excitement, to celebrating our 10th Anniversary – Decade of Excellence. We are so very thankful for the hard work and great vision of the founding members of TAIBU and our past members of our Board of Directors.   Building on their joint successes, the Board and I continue to work diligently in governing the organization.  We are focused on providing committed leadership to ensure that TAIBU meets its mandate of serving its priority population across the GTA and become a recognized stakeholder in the delivery of excellent primary care and community capacity programs and services for racialized communities. In addition, we have helped to ensure our future successes and continuous improvement through the development of our strategic priorities that we will be working to implement over the next five years. We look forward to another decade of excellence". Debra Wight, President of the Board of Directors, TAIBU CHC

2018 marks TAIBU's 10 years of services and we extend our invitation to all our partners, stakeholders and the community at large to join us during this celebration event to acknowledge the relationship that we have enjoyed over the past decade and celebrate our collective achievements. This event will highlight our successes and measured outcomes in improving, promoting and maintaining the health and well-being for Indigenous, Black, Francophone and other racialized communities we served through quality and culturally designed primary healthcare services and strategies.

"We are very excited and looking forward to celebrating this significant milestone with the staff, volunteers, clients and our partners. Over the past decade we have worked very hard to engage the community in planning, developing and delivering innovative programs and services. The event is also to reinforce our commitment to our clients and the community for continuing our journey towards excellence in community services. The celebration will feature local entertainers, a notable keynote speaker, recognition awards, testimonies and acknowledgments. We hope to see you all!" Liben Gebremikael – Executive Director, TAIBU CHC.

TAIBU Community Health Centre's mission is to provide primary health care and related services for Black populations across the Greater Toronto Area as its priority population and residents of the local community of Malvern. Recognizing that systemic oppression has fostered conditions of ill-health with Black communities, we strive to deliver these services through intersectional, equity-based and culturally affirming practices which promote holistic wellness, health education, and prevention.

SOURCE TAIBU Community Health Centre


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