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Learn about existing policies, initiatives, and organizations that are combating anti-Black racism, both in the academy and out in the community.

Connect with the Black Community at TMU

Black Faculty & Staff Community Network

TMU's Black Employee Community Network's mandate is to foster mutual support for members. Through mentorship and networking, they work to provide an organized support system that will enhance the academic mission and cultural diversity at the university.

Harvest Collective and Learning Circle

The Harvest Collective and Learning Circle is a Black Food Sovereignty initiative at the Urban Farm. Launched in 2021, the Harvest Collective and Learning Circle aims to engage Black students, faculty, staff and the broader community through the sharing of food, from farm to table. 

Policies & Reports

Confronting Anti-Black Racism at TMU

A committee guided by inclusive excellence and Black flourishing.

Progress report on confronting anti-Black racism on campus

How the university has fared on 14 recommendations made by the Anti-Black Racism Campus Climate Review Report.

Scarborough Charter (external link) 

Nearly 50 universities and colleges across Canada sign a historic charter pledging to fight anti-Black racism and to promote Black inclusion.

Confronting Anti-Black Racism (external link) 

The City’s Confronting Anti-Black Racism unit (CABR) is responsible for rolling out the Toronto Action Plan to Confront Anti-Black Racism.

 (PDF file) Black Experiences in Health Care Symposium Report (external link) 

Included in this report is a high-level symposium summary and qualitative feedback from symposium attendees.

 (PDF file) Policy Brief No. 8: Black Experience and Disabled Childhoods

This policy brief was prepared by Alison Smith, MA, PhD (candidate), and Project Coordinator at the Inclusive Early Childhood Service System project (IECSS).

Addressing Anti-Black Racism

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An Introduction to Anti-Racism for the Nursing Professional


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A Different Booklist

Located on Bathurst, A Different Booklist is a Canadian, independent, multicultural bookstore specializing in books from the African Caribbean Diaspora and the Global South.

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Afro Caribbean Farmers Market

The Afro Caribbean Farmers Market is a unique farmers' market in Toronto that offers clean, culturally appropriate fruits and vegetables from the Caribbean islands and continental African countries, along with a healthy mix of clean produce grown by our local urban farmers from the diaspora. 

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Blackhurst Cultural Centre

Blackhurst Cultural Centre (formerly ADBCC) – The People’s Residence is a non-profit hub and destination that provides opportunities to experience the rich culture and history of Canadians of African and Caribbean ancestry. The Centre engages the public to learn about these proud stories using literature, music, drama, dance and visual arts.

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Black Health Alliance

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

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Caribbean African Canadian Social Services

CAFCAN is a registered charitable organization whose primary focus is on building and strengthening the service framework for African Canadian children, youth and families through culturally safe individual and group counselling supports, case management services, employment services, youth mentorship, and youth outreach programs.

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Deeply Rooted Farmers' Market

Deeply Rooted is a Black and Indigenous Farmers Market advocating for Food Sovereignty in Canada. The market also generates and circulates money within Black and Indigenous communities to combat the injustices within the food industry.

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Ted Rogers School of Management's Diversity Institute

The Black Community page on the Diversity Portal lists organizations providing a variety of services available to the Black community in the GTA, including the name of the organization, career, mentorship services, and research reports and projects, and more.

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Parents of Black Children

Parents of Black Children is an advocacy group working to support families and facilitate equitable outcomes for Black children, through accountability and transformational change.