The Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC) groups across Canada and the world face disadvantages due to the effect of colonization and white privilege. Tools for creating solidarity among BIPOC and ally support are available here.
Across Boundaries provides equitable, inclusive and holistic mental health and addiction services for racialized people across the Greater Toronto Area.Across Boundaries acknowledges the impact of racism and anti-Black-racism on mental health.
Resources have been gathered to help individuals educate others, take action, donate, and more.
Anti-Black Racism Reporting Procedure
Black Law Students Association (BLSA) Canada provides an anonymous anti-Black racism reporting form for Black students across Canada. They assist student advocates to hold their universities accountable for the full impact of systemic anti-Black racism.
They work to tackle the pervasive cultural stigma around mental health; each Wednesday, AMHP hosts a community virtual check-in to “unpack” and sometimes learn from mental health professionals.
The BIPOC Educations Resources list presents articles to read, videos to watch, podcasts to subscribe to, books to read, organizations to follow on social media, more anti-racism resources all available on one list so that others who want to learn more about the BIPOC community can do so.
BIPOC Mental Health Worker List for Winnipeg
The "BIPOC Mental Health Worker List" is an open source and free use resource for Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour identifying individuals seeking BIPOC therapists, counsellors, and mental health workers in Winnipeg, MB. The list is updated every month on the first day and features mental health workers of different races, ethnicities, spoken languages, and professions.
BIPOC USHR Non-Profit Organization
Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour United for Strength, Home, Relationship is a PEI-based not-for-profit organization, providing support and advocacy to BIPOC folks living on PEI. Their aim is to serve these communities on PEI in ways that will enable them to thrive, not just survive.
BLACK GIRLS ROCK!® (BGR) is a global women’s empowerment movement and multifaceted media, entertainment, philanthropic and lifestyle brand, dedicated to inspiring, and celebrating women and girls of color.
They place a specific focus on amplifying underrepresented Brown voices across Canada (Black, Indigenous, and South Asian). Their organization seeks to vocalize, amplify, and equip the lived experiences and capabilities of Brown youth, while increasing the avenues for stronger allyship.
They offer a directory of mental health care professionals of colour and a newsletter of resources curated by a first-gen Indian American therapist-in-training for all children of immigrants to discuss mental health and wellness.
The Environmental Youth Alliance supports BIPOC youth to connect with nature, community, and skills to become environmental stewards and community leaders.
Resources, donation links, and reading recommendations for BIPOC are included here.
Equity, Diversity, & Inclusivity Resource List
This document is a compilation of equity, diversity, and inclusivity (EDI) resources that can be applied to various environments, including workplaces, research, post-secondary institutions, and K-12 schools.
Language is a barrier to reporting hate crimes. For those who are not fluent in English, calling the police is intimidating and discourages individuals from contacting the police in the first place. This organization helps provide a way to report hate crimes online in English and in multiple languages..
Healing Packet Women of Colour
This packet was intentionally created to provide women of colour with different resources to assist them in the process towards healing and liberation. This document contains a list of resources.
Hike MTL is a space that encourages black, racialized, and marginalized people to get outdoors. It is a place that allows everyone to take advantage of nature's therapeutic benefits, and at the same time allows communities to gather and be in a safe space to do activities together.
Intercultural Kootenays aims to help build and maintain inclusive and non-discriminatory communities by addressing the root causes of racism, hate and discrimination and building intercultural competencies.
LCCMedia captures and documents women’s stories with a focus on BIPOC-Black, disabled, indigenous and people of colour.
Access Pro Bono is a small independent organization that operates a free lawyer referral service and several pro bono programs serving the critical legal needs of people and non-profit organizations across BC.
The Native Council of Nova Scotia is the self-governing authority for the large community of Mi'kmaq/Aboriginal peoples residing off-reserve in Nova Scotia throughout traditional Mi'kmaq territory.
Platform is anti-oppressive, intersectional, and transformational. Their mission is to advance the priorities of young Black, Indigenous, and racialized women and gender-diverse youth.
Pro Bono Law Alberta (PBLA) promotes access to justice in Alberta by creating and promoting opportunities for lawyers to provide pro bono (free) legal services to persons of limited means.
This is a carefully curated list of racial justice minded resources to help all hue-mans in the quest to dismantle white supremacy. Reading is a helpful place to begin but the best way to address racial justice is by doing the inner work.
Resources for Marginalized Communities
This site has resources on the mental health impacts of being a member of a marginalized community.
Resources for non-Black Asians on Anti-Blackness
This site includes academic literature, videos, online blogs, opinion articles, some Tumblr posts, etc.
The Ribbon Rouge Foundation serves African, Caribbean and Black people in Alberta, by facilitating systems change, in structural and social factors that lead to poorer health outcomes, including HIV related health outcomes in African, Caribbean, Black communities.
This is the largest South Asian mental health community in the world. Their directory has hundreds of South Asian therapists, including therapists of Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Sri Lankan, Afghani and Nepali heritage.
Support Network for Indigenous Women and Women of Colour
The SNIWWOC is committed to the empowerment of women. They operate from a holistic and integrated service model that addresses the social, cultural and political realities of immigrant and indigenous communities.
The Native Women's Shelter of Montréal
The goal is to provide a safe environment where women can begin to rebuild their lives. They offer support and frontline services to First Nations, Inuit and Métis women and children to promote their empowerment and independence. It provides an environment where they can focus on their various challenges and they combine traditional healing techniques with contemporary approaches to give the women a multitutde of options to address their immediate needs and issues.
Read, Watch, & Learn
Hood Feminism (Mikki Kendall, Book)
Book: Hood Feminism explores the idea that traditional feminism only seeks to improve life for white women and not all women, arguing that true equality and inclusivity means seeking to lift all women, including those of color.
The Bluest Eye (Toni Morrison, Book)
Book: The Bluest Eye is set in the author's girlhood hometown of Lorain, Ohio, it tells the story of black, eleven-year-old Pecola Breedlove. Pecola prays for her eyes to turn blue so that she will be as beautiful and beloved as all the blond, blue-eyed children in America. In the autumn of 1941, the year the marigolds in the Breedloves' garden do not bloom. Pecola's life does change- in painful, devastating ways.
What its vivid evocation of the fear and loneliness at the heart of a child's yearning, and the tragedy of its fulfillment.
What Is Marginalization & What Can You Do About It? | InHerSight (Article)
This article defines marginalization and gives ideas on how to address this and create safer, more inclusive spaces.
Power in Numbers