You can help fight racism in Canada.
We are sad, we are moved, we are deeply disturbed by the recent events stemming from racism in the US and Canada. Over the past week we have listened, learned and done some research.
Below is a list of 9 amazing, grass roots, Canadian charities working tirelessly within Canada to preserve Black history, provide legal help to Black Canadians, support Black artists, Black women and Black youth.
By supporting these charities you are raising your hand to fight racism in Canada. We believe Black lives matter and will do everything we can to raise our voice.
This is by no means exhaustive list; please share with us other organizations that should be highlight in the comments.
Their mission is to deliver meaningful youth-centered, sustainable, educational, culturally relevant programs and initiatives.
A Toronto-based not-for-profit organization that supports, showcases and promotes an appreciation of arts from across the African Diaspora.
The Black Health Alliance is a community-led registered charity working to improve the health and well-being of Black communities in Canada.
The Ontario Black History Society (OBHS) is a Registered Canadian charity, dedicated to the study, preservation and promotion of Black History and heritage.
The mission of the Black Legal Action Centre (BLAC) is to educate, advocate, and litigate to combat individual and systemic anti-Black racism in Ontario.
Their mission is to empower, celebrate and support the advancement of Black women.
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.
The Hogan’s Alley Society advocates for Black Vancouverites who have endured the legacies of urban renewal and their erasure from the official historical narrative.
To forge critical connections and to work in solidarity with black communities, black-centric networks, solidarity movements, and allies in order to to dismantle all forms of state-sanctioned oppression, violence, and brutality committed against African, Caribbean, and Black cis, queer, trans, and disabled populations in Toronto.