Anti Black Racism

Mental Health & Wellness resources

Check out BPAO’s resources curated especially for both Black professionals and community members alike.


Race, Health & Happiness Podcast
Hosted by Dr. Onye Nnorom, interviewing BIPOC people about ‘surthriving’ in a racialized world.
The Dainty Dish Podcast  (Video)
Hosted by Dr. Onye Nnorom – Racism and mental health

Recommended Reading

“Vicarious Traumatization” 
Article on the PTSD-like trauma that black death gone viral can trigger.


Liberate: Black Meditation App
A meditation app for Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC)
Family­ Care, Community­ Care and Self­-Care Tool Kit: Healing in the Face of Cultural Trauma.
Source: Association of Black Psychologists.

Anti-Black Racism and/Or Black population health resources

Podcasts & Videos

Code Switch: Race & Identity, Remixed
Racism and Health: What is the Connection? (Video)
Dr. David R. Williams.

Black Health Matters: Responding to COVID-19.
Dalla Lana School of Public Health.

How Racism Affects Maternal Health.
Dr. Onye Nnorom. Keynote: Canadian Association of Midwives.

Recommended Reading

Anti-Black Racism & Health:
As defined by the Black Health Alliance
Statement from Black Health Leaders on COVID-19’s impact on Black Communities in Ontario (April 2, 2020)
“A Call For Justice”
Race-Based Data Collection In The COVID-19 Context
Black Experiences in Health Care Symposium 2020 Report
 Experiences of Black Physicians/Physician Trainees in Medicine in Ontario. (BPAO Abstract)
Canadian Conference on Medical Education. 2019, Mpalirwa et al.
Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent 
United Nations General Assembly Report
Ontario’s Anti-Black Racism Strategy
Addressing anti-Black racism and improving outcomes for Black communities.
Creation of the Anti-Black Racism Action Plan
City of Toronto’s Anti-Black racism strategy report

Support for Protests/ Advice to protestors


“Racism Is A Serious Public Health Issue”
Dr. Vera Etches, medical officer of health for Ottawa Public health speaks to the need to protest during COVID-19 pandemic

Recommended Reading

BPAO Position Statement in support of Community Action

Black Health Organizations

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