Anti-racism Resources

Black Health Alliancewww.blackhealthalliance.ca

We take on the key issues that impact Black communities in Canada through:

  • Systems Change
  • Health Promotion
  • Research and Public Policy
  • Convening, Collaboration and Capacity Building
  • Championing Health Equity
  • Fundraising

NIA Centre For The Arts – niacentre.org

We are a Toronto-based not-for-profit organization that supports, showcases and promotes an appreciation of arts from across the African Diaspora.

Women’s Health In Women’s Hands – whiwh.com

The Mandate of Women’s Health in Women’s Hands (WHIWH) Community Health Centre is to provide primary healthcare to racialized women from the African, Black, Caribbean, Latin American and South Asian communities in Toronto and surrounding municipalities. 

Canadian Civil Liberties Association – ccla.org

CCLA fights for the civil liberties, human rights, and democratic freedoms of all people across Canada. Founded in 1964, we are an independent, national, nongovernmental organization, working in the courts, before legislative committees, in the classrooms, and in the streets, protecting the dignity and rights of people in Canada

Across Boundaries – www.acrossboundaries.ca

Across Boundaries provides a dynamic range of mental health support and services and works within Anti-Racism/Anti-Black racism and Anti-Oppression frameworks. These frameworks address the negative impact of racism and discrimination on mental health and well-being.

CAFCAN – cafcan.org

CAFCAN provides culturally appropriate social services that enrich the lives of the African, Caribbean and Diaspora (ACD) communities in the Greater Toronto Area. 

The following list of organizations was listed from the following article: How to Be A Good Ally To Your Black Friends — Friday Things.

The Minnesota Freedom Fund, which is bailing out protestors who have been arrested in Minneapolis. They’re also recommending other local organizations who need financial support, including Reclaim the Block, a community organization that organizes “community and city council members to move money from the police department into other areas,” and Black Visions Collective, a Black-, trans- and queer-led organization that advocates for long-term, systemic change in Minnesota. (Update: Many Minneapolis orgs have been overwhelmed with support, so check their social media feeds to see if they are still seeking donations.)

Colin Kaepernick’s Know Your Rights Camp has also started a legal defense fund for Minneapolis protesters.

Director Matthew A. Cherry has also compiled a Twitter thread of bail funds for cities across America.

The National Bail Fund Network has a list of existing bail funds on their site, as well as a Twitter thread of funds that are specific to current protests.

The George Floyd Memorial Fund, which is organized by Floyd’s brother, Philonise. (There also another GoFundMe organized by his sister, Bridgett.)

Justice for Regis, a GoFundMe in support of Regis Korchinski-Paquet’s family [in Toronto].

Black Lives Matter Canada

FoodShare TO’s Emergency Good Food Box program

The Black Legal Action Centre, a legal aid clinic that fights individual and systemic anti-Black racism in Ontario.

The Toronto Prisoners’ Rights Project Prisoner Emergency Support Fund, which raises money for incarcerated people, who are at a disproportionate risk of contracting COVID-19.

The Black Business and Professional Association’s National Scholarship Fund

The Black Mental Health Matters Fund by Healing Collective Toronto.  (Money will go to Black Registered Social Workers so they can provide low/no cost  mental health supporting workshops to Black people.)

Hill Studio, a Black-owned salon in Toronto, is hosting a yearlong wellness series for women of colour, including regular yoga and meditation with WOC wellness practitioners. Donate money toward sponsoring attendees.

The Black Journalists Therapy Relief Fund, started by American freelancer Sonia Weiser. It’s meant to provide financial assistance to Black journalists who need mental healthcare but can’t afford it. (If you are a Black journalist in need of help, you can apply here.)