Black Community

Racism within Canada is insidious and Black communities continue to face unique issues. Resources here are meant to advocate for and empower black communities, as well as educate all people on the Black experience and ways to contribute to change.

Africa Centre

This is the largest pan African non-profit organization in western Canada that serves as a community hub, providing quality programming and access to services from a place of cultural awareness and competency to the families in our diverse community.

African Electronic Literature Alliance

This database includes the Multilingual African Electronic Literature Database and the African Diasporic Electronic Literature Database. This resource emphasizes cultural experiences and its interactions with literature or other forms of art or entertainment.

Association of Black Psychologists Self-Care Toolkit

This 26-page tool kit, written in English and Spanish, contains information about how stress and trauma affect the body and mind, and self-care strategies for dealing with the effects of racism.

Black and Asian Feminist Solidarities

This project looks to Black and Asian American feminist histories, practices, and frameworks on care, community, and survival for the tools and strategies to continue to build towards collective liberation.

Black Emotional & Mental Health Collective (BEAM)

This nonprofit collective is made up of advocates, artists, therapists, religious leaders, activists, psychologists, and others who are "committed to the emotional/mental health and healing of Black communities."

Black Health Alliance

Black Health Alliance aims to improve the health and well-being of Black Canadians through health promotion, research, public policy, fundraising, and more.

Black Legal Action Centre

Black Legal Action Centre (BLAC) combats individual and systemic anti-Black racism by conducting research, engaging in structural transformation, and providing legal services to members of Ontario’s Black communities.

Black Lives Matter Canada

BLM Canada advocates and fights for the safety and wellbeing of black people across the country. They are a platform where Black communities across Canada can actively dismantle all forms of anti-Black racism, liberate Blackness, support Black healing, affirm Black existence, and create freedom to love and self-determine.

Black on the Prairies

This story is part of the Black on the Prairies project, a collection of articles, personal essays, images and more, exploring the past, present and future of Black life in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

Black Physicians of Canada

Encouraging, empowering, supporting and amplifying Black physicians, physicians-in-training and the Black community in Canada is their mission.

Black Talk

Black Talk is a podcast about the personal experiences of global Black experts and Black Canadians contextualized within the historical experience of being Black.

Black Women in Action

BCW in Action's vision is to promote the empowerment of black Canadian women and girls in all sectors of society by building self-esteem, leadership and confidence through conferences, workshops, and programs.

Black Women in Motion

Black Women in Motion is a Toronto-based organization that empowers Black Women against anti-racist, intersectional feminist, trauma-informed, and survivor-centred framework.

Black Women Radicals Database

BWRD historizes and visualizes Black women’s radical political activism in Africa and in the African Diaspora in efforts to build academic, political, and community engagement, dialogue, knowledge production, research, and education about Black women’s significant legacies as socio-political agents of radical change.

Black Youth Helpline

Black Youth Helpline serves all youth and responds to the need for a Black youth specific service, positioned and resourced to promote access to professional, culturally appropriate support for youth, families and schools.


This resource uses statistics to create additional healthcare data focusing on Black Americans. Although the website is catered towards American datasets, there is additional information on the African-American COVID experience, and how it compounds with other Black experiences.

DESTA Black Youth Network

DESTA's mandate is to focus on the employability needs of Black youth in Little Burgundy. An integrated strategy was adopted to address both systemic and personal barriers to employment, such as justice involvement, housing, and lack of resources.

Drug Rehab USA

Black Men Matter – They examine mental health issues among black men.

Educate, Engage, Activate to End Racism

This article is written by a first generation Black Canadian and has additional curated resources.

February is Black History Month

The 2022 theme for Black History Month is: “February and Forever: Celebrating Black History today and every day,” which focuses on recognizing the daily contributions that Black Canadians make to Canada.

Foundation for Black Communities

Foundation for Black Communities exists to ensure every Black person in Canada can thrive and all Black communities have agency in defining their own future.

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.

Mapping Memories of Africville

This article describes the historic event of razing of Africville, a Black Nova Scotian community. The article provides historical context of displacement and Anti-Blackness in Nova Scotia and describes the motivations for the destruction.

National Congress of Black Women Foundation

This organization is dedicated to improving the lives of all Black women and their families. They address social, economic, and cultural issues.

Ribbon Rouge

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.

Sunshine Behavioural Health

This site lists free or low cost culturally competent mental health providers and links to non-profit hotlines.

The Black Outreach Collective

This is Black youth-led organization missioning to outreach, educate, and enhance Black lives 18-35 via Digital workshops, content and events.

Therapy for Black Girls' Directory

Mental health professionals across the country who provide high-quality, culturally competent services to Black women and girls are listed here.

United Nations

This is an overview of the racial profiling experienced by people of African descent, the applicable international legal framework, actions taken by international human rights mechanisms and documented examples of good practices for addressing racial profiling.

YEG The Come Up

Between our elders and children, Africa Centre recognizes that the youth are often forgotten. For this reason, the youth of the Africa Centre created a collective in September 2013 previously referred to as the Youth Empowerment Group, YEG.

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