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Sharing our voices for our health

Anti Black Racism

Mental Health & Wellness resources for BOTH Black professionals & community members:


Toolkit: Family­ Care, Community­ Care and Self­-Care Tool Kit: Healing in the Face of Cultural Trauma. Source: Association of Black Psychologists. https://d3i6fh83elv35t.cloudfront.net/newshour/app/uploads/2016/07/07-20-16-EEC-Trauma-Response-Community-and-SelfCare-TookKit-1.pdf

 App: Liberate meditation app for Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) https://liberatemeditation.com/

 Podcast: Race, Health & Happiness. Hosted by Dr. Onye Nnorom, interviewing BIPOC people about ‘surthriving’ in a racialized world. http://racehealthhappiness.buzzsprout.com/

 Podcast: the Dainty dish. Podcast on mental health. Dr. Nnorom – Racism and mental health  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnEaUVkn2uM

 Article: vicarious traumatization: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/nation/black-pain-gone-viral-racism-graphic-videos-can-create-ptsd-like-trauma

 Publication: Police killings and their spillover effects on the mental health of black Americans: a population-based, quasi-experimental study. Lancet   https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6376989/

Resources on anti-Black Racism and/or Black population health

Description: Anti-Black racism & health: Black Health Alliance http://blackhealthalliance.ca/home/antiblack-racism/

 Statement from Black Health Leaders on COVID-19’s impact on Black Communities in Ontario (April 2, 2020): https://www.allianceon.org/news/Statement-Black-Health-Leaders-COVID-19s-impact-Black-Communities-Ontario

 Report: Black Experiences in Health Care Symposium 2020 Report: https://www.healthcommons.ca/s/Full-Report-Black-Experiences-in-Health-Care-Symposium-2020.pdf

 BPAO Abstract: Mpalirwa et al. Experiences of Black physicians/physician trainees in medicine in Ontario. Presented at Canadian Conference on Medical Education. 2019


 United Nations Report of the Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent on its mission to Canada (2017): https://ansa.novascotia.ca/sites/default/files/files/report-of-the-working-group-of-experts-on-people-of-african-descent-on-its-mission-to-canada.pdf

Statement: Canadian Human Rights Commission statement on anti-Black racism: https://www.chrc-ccdp.gc.ca/eng/content/statement-anti-black-racism-canada-time-face-truth

Report: Ontario’s Anti-Racism Directorate’s Anti-Black racism strategy 2017 (archived): https://www.ontario.ca/page/ontarios-anti-black-racism-strategy

Report: City of Toronto Anti-Black racism strategy: https://www.toronto.ca/community-people/get-involved/community/confronting-anti-black-racism/creation-of-the-anti-black-racism-action-plan/

 Video: How Racism affects maternal health. Dr. Onye Nnorom. Keynote: Canadian Association of Midwives. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIgQoXIQSOg

 Video: Black Health Matters: Responding to COVID-19. Dalla Lana School of Public Health. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CyKKzZGtfHw

 Video: Racism and Health — What is the Connection? Dr. David R. Williams. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zLjVjVy_yw

 Podcast: Code Switch. Race & Identity, Remixed. https://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/


Support for protest/advice to protesters


BPAO position statement in support of Community Action: https://bpao.org/2020/06/05/bpao-position-statement-support-for-community-action/

Video: Dr. Vera Etches, medical officer of health for Ottawa Public health speaks to the need to protest during COVID-19 pandemic https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/racism-public-health-march-doctor-etches-1.5600591


Black Canadian health organizations:

Black Health Alliance

Black Physicians’ Association of Ontario

Black Physicians of Canada  (newly formed network)

Quebec Black Medical Association

Health Association of African Canadians (Nova Scotia)

Black Medical Students’ Association of Canada

Black Medical Students’ Association University of Toronto

TAIBU Community Health Centre

Women’s Health in Women’s Hands Community Centre


Resources Prepared by Other Organizations

US based Resources