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Let’s talk: Racism and health equity

The seventh release in our Let’s Talk series discusses racism as a critical factor that impacts health and wellbeing. It describes the concepts of race, racism and racialization and emphasizes settler colonialism and structural racism as the root causes of health and social inequities experienced by Indigenous and racialized peoples in Canada.

The Center for the Study of Social Policy

The Center for the Study of Social Policy works to achieve a racially, economically, and socially just society in which all children, youth, and families thrive. We translate ideas into action, promote public policies grounded in equity, and support strong and inclusive communities. We advocate with and for all children, youth, and families marginalized by public policies and institutional practices.

Black Youth Helpline

Black Youth Helpline serves all youth and specifically 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.

Black Solidarity Fund 

Standing with the Black community, the Black Solidarity Fund is an opportunity to stand up against intolerance, prejudice, and injustice, and support charities across Canada focused on the advancement of Black Canadians.

Black history organizations and educational resources

There are many organizations and educational resources across the country devoted to the promotion and awareness of Black Canadian history. Below you can find some organizations and insightful resources.

Support Black Charities

We are committed to increasing charitable giving for people of African and Caribbean descent by making it easier to find causes close to home and “back home” that you believe in. We want to encourage you to “give black” to support the communities you belong to or those you identify with. You can have a direct impact on the lives of others while feeling more connected to the communities that raised you and your family from past to present.