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.
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.
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.
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..
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.
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 site has resources on the mental health impacts of being a member of a marginalized community.
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.
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.
Power in Numbers