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Internal Resources (Ryerson)
Resources for Black-identified students
- Brave Space Discussions for Black Identified Students
- An online space to share unfiltered feeling about actions against the black community
- We Heal Together: A Monthly Support Group for Black-identified Students
- A monthly support group for Black folks looking for alternative community healing methods. This group acknowledges the systemic barriers and erasure of black folks in survivor-led spaces.
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
- Human Rights Services
- Information on how to report instances of harassment and discrimination as well as access to the Ryerson Discrimination and Harassment Prevention Policy
- 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 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.
- 51 Clarkson Ave, Toronto ON, M6E 2T5
- (416) 787-3007
- 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.
- 301-14 Irwin Ave, Toronto ON, M4Y 1K9
- A community-led registered charity working to improve the health and well-being of Black communities in Canada.
- Focuses on social determinants of health, health inequities, anti-Black racism, and building connected communities.
- Includes a community services hub, external link,
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.