“Sometimes it’s the journey that teaches you a lot about your destination.”

Drake – Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter, actor, and entrepreneur

Here to help youth

Remember your school days? Learning to write your name, doing your homework, studying for tests, meeting life-long friends and preparing for the future. That’s the school experience.

However, for many Black youth, growing up and going school in Toronto, can mean being in places where you feel like you just don’t fit in. In some cases, it may even feel like the systems designed to help you are actually working against you.

At TAIBU, we are here to listen. We are here to help. We are here to help you navigate these systems. And we are here to provide programs and services designed to empower all Black students and youth achieve their potential

Did you know Black youth…

For youth by youth

Who knows YOUth better than….well, YOUth? Right?

You know better than anyone what makes you unique and what works well to help you thrive and succeed.

For that reason, many of our programs and projects are peer-designed and peer-led. We like to say, “For youth by youth.”


To get started, we offer four unique programs to make sure YOUth have the support, mentorship and guidance needed to successfully navigate and thrive.

YOUth are taking the lead, but we are walking with YOUth every step along the way. We will continue to listen, learn and tweak the roadmap together.


Join our one-on-one mentorship and tutoring program for elementary and high school students.




Mental health and wellness are important. Let’s work together to find solutions and interventions that are meaningful.

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The Plug

If you are facing suspensions, expulsion or other challenges in school, we can help.



Here to help you design your own path and access to education, employment and training.


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Share YOUth voices

In a perfect world, the education, healthcare and criminal justice systems would treat everyone equally, but it’s no secret some of us navigate these complicated systems better than others.

It’s always exciting to have YOUth share their voice, stories and come up with fresh approaches to ongoing challenges.

We want to hear from you!

“Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.”

Malcom X