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.
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.