A list of Canadian resources for those who want to donate to help fight racism across the country…
As protests in the US and Canada continue and intensify following the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and countless other Black people, more people are having deeper conversations surrounding race relations, systemic racism and police violence against black citizens.
Right now it is important for everyone to educate themselves further on systemic racism and deeply rooted racism against the Black community. But, it is an undue burden on our colleagues and friends of colour to teach us about racism.
One way to show your support of Black Canadians is by making a donation of any amount to organizations that are working to fight racism and support Black communities across the country. Here are ten different Canadian organizations that you can support today.
This list is in alphabetical order.
Black Boys Code
Black Boys Code provides young Black boys with crucial training and skills to help them thrive in a digital world. The organization provides computer science education and digital literacy through workshops, after school programs, and summer tech camps.
Black Health Alliance
Black Health Alliance is a national charity that supports Black Canadians’ health and well-being by focusing on key issues that impact Black communities across the country. These issue include: health promotion, health equity, research and public policy.
Black Legal Action Centre
The Black Legal Action Centre is a Ontario-based non-profit organization that offers free legal advice and services to low- and no-income Black residents throughout the province.
Black Lives Matter
Black Lives Matter was created in the US but the organization does have chapters in Canada. You can get more information on the organizations Canadian initiatives by clicking the link above, or you can donate directly to the Toronto branch or the Vancouver branch.
Black Women In Motion
Black Women In Motion is an organization that is based in Toronto and specifically supports Black womxn and survivors of sexual violence. They create culturally relevant content, educational tools, healing spaces and economic opportunities.
Black Youth Helpline
The Black Youth Helpline is a Canadian not-for-profit organization that was established in 1992 to specifically respond to the needs of Black youth nationwide.
Cee Centre For Young Black Professionals
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The Cee Centre For Young Black Professionals is a charity that focuses on Black youth (ages 14 and over) and focuses on education and advocacy to influence systems and helps with the development of youth workforces.
Federation Of Black Canadians
The Federation Of Black Canadians is a national organization that advances Black Canadians’ social, economic, political and cultural interests.
The Black Mental Health Matters Fund
Supports Black therapists across Ontario to enable low/no-cost mental health care and ensures therapists are paid fairly.
NIA Centre For The Arts
The NIA Centre For The Arts is a Toronto-based organization that showcases and promotes arts from across the Afro-Diaspora.