A collective of advocates, yoga teachers, artists, therapists, lawyers, religious leaders, teachers, psychologists and activists committed to the emotional/mental health and healing of Black communities.
Develops, promotes, and sponsors trusted culturally-relevant educational forums, trainings and referral services that support the health and well-being of Black people and other vulnerable communities.
The Black Women’s Health Imperative is the first nonprofit organization created by Black women to help protect and advance the health and wellness of Black women and girls. Support BWHI in decreasing health disparities for Black Women across their lifespan.
"This Tool Kit is for us—developed by and for people of African ancestry to comfort and inspire us in these difficult times. It provides resources to help us take care of ourselves and each other, and strengthen our sense of community for the journey ahead."
So often the stigma surrounding mental health issues and therapy prevents Black women from taking the step of seeing a therapist. This space was developed to present mental health topics in a way that feels more accessible and relevant.
This blog discusses how "We need to #GetLoud about the experiences of mental health among Black Canadians. Misunderstanding in the community and barriers to accessing services leave Black Canadians struggling in silence, with the burden of anti-black racism."
We take on the key issues that impact Black communities in Canada through:
Research and Public Policy
Convening, Collaboration and Capacity Building
Championing Health Equity
Blog: "As the Black Lives Matter movement weighs heavy on the shoulders of the Black community in Toronto and around the world, many are concerned about the mental health and wellbeing of Black people during this time."