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Internal Resources (Ryerson)

Resources for Black-identified students

Resources for First Nations, Metis, and Inuit students 

  • Ryerson Aboriginal Student Services
    • Kerr Hall West Building (KHW), Third Floor, Room 389
  • Indigenous Traditional Counselling (416-979-5000 ext. 7699)
    • Provides referrals to Toronto Aboriginal community agencies for Aboriginal students who need assistance with balancing their academic responsibilities with their personal lives.
  • Peer Support Program (416-979-5000 ext:6660 or click here to email a Peer Supporter)
    • This dynamic program has Ryerson Aboriginal students who do outreach and provide peer support to Aboriginal students on-campus.

Resources for First Generation (FG) Ryerson students 

  • Tri-mentoring Program 
    • Aims to support First Generation students at Ryerson through continued support in the form of information sharing about scholarships and bursaries, networking, volunteer opportunities, and social events. 

Report Discrimination or Harassment 

Office of Vice President, Equity and Community Inclusion (OVPECI)

  • Community Networks and Committees
    • Links and information about community networks related to Black Faculty and Staff, Employees with Disabilities, First Nations, Metis and Inuit Community Group, Immigrant Employee Community, Muslim Employee Community, and Positive Space


External Resources (Community or online resources)

Across Boundaries
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  • Across Boundaries provides a dynamic range of mental health support and services and works within Anti-Racism/Anti-Black racism and Anti-Oppression frameworks. These frameworks address the negative impact of racism and discrimination on mental health and well-being.

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  • Healing and wellness studio, founded and owned by Ryerson staff member Sheena Ewan, case coordinator, Spanning the Gaps program at The Chang School. 
  • OnePeopleTO is committed to serving alternative wellness to BIPOC Toronto & supporting communities.

Black Health Alliance
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  • A community-led registered charity working to improve the health and well-being of Black communities in Canada.

Directories of Black Therapists in the Greater Toronto Area 

LGBTQ-Specific Mental Health Services 

  • A network of queer and trans-identified mental health professionals who work primarily in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, intersex, asexual, two-spirited (LGBTQIA2S) community within Toronto.