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Health & Wellness

Black students need safe spaces within the university. These services aim to offer Black-identified students the spaces and supports they deserve to address how systemic and structural racism impact their everyday lives. They also allow for the creation of community.

Centre for Student Development & Counselling

The Centre for Student Development and Counselling (CSDC) offers dedicated appointment times for Black-identified students. Students are welcome to note that they are Black-identified and to express a preference to work with a Black-identified counsellor if they so wish.

Consent Comes First

Consent Comes First (CCF) provides free, confidential, trauma-informed, healing-centred support to Ryerson community members affected by sexual violence and other forms of gender-based violence. They’ve established spaces for vulnerability and compassion amongst Black men.

External Resources

OnePeopleTO (external link)  is a 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.

Across Boundaries (external link)  provides community mental health, addiction support and in-house programs from anti-racism/anti-Black racism and anti-oppression frameworks specifically for racialized communities.

The Black Youth Helpline (external link)  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.

I Rise Yoga (external link)  offers sliding-scale, accessible yoga classes that prioritize BIPOC communities.