Internal Resources (Psychology Department)
- (google doc) EDI resources for Researchers from OVPRI and Faculty of Arts (external link, opens in new window)
- EDIJ Comments and Questions Form (external link, opens in new window)
The purpose of the form is to provide an opportunity for all members of the psychology department (students, staff, faculty) at Toronto Metropolitan University to provide comments and ask questions about how the committee can best achieve this goal.
Please be aware that this is not a form for reporting discrimination and harassment. If you want to report discrimination and harassment, please contact the Human Rights Services at Toronto Metropolitan University (https://www.torontomu.ca/humanrights/ (opens in new window) ). It is also recommended that you contact relevant department leaders such as the Psychology Department Chair, Graduate or Clinical Program Directors, and/or Undergraduate Program Director who can be found here: https://www.torontomu.ca/psychology/about-us/our-people/faculty/.
Internal Resources (TMU)
Resources for Black-identified students
- New Career Mentorship Opportunity (Race Forward) Being Launched by the TMU Career and Co-Op Centre
Do you identify as a Black undergrad student and are you looking to enhance your career? TMU Career & Co-op Centre and Tri-Mentoring Program launched a new career preparation initiative in 2021, Race Forward: Career Development for Black Students.
The program will provide you with professional development training, networking opportunities, and mentors to help you launch your career!
Check out the link below for more information.
- 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
- Toronto Metropolitan University Indigenous Student Services
- 31 Gerrard Street East, KHW-389
- 31 Gerrard Street East, KHW-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 TMU Aboriginal students who do outreach and provide peer support to Aboriginal students on-campus.
Resources for First Generation (FG) TMU students
- Tri-mentoring Program
- Aims to support First Generation students at TMU 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 TMU 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 TMU 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.
- For counselling support for TMU students, you can contact the Student Development and Counselling [https://www.torontomu.ca/student-wellbeing/]
- For counselling support for staff or faculty, please visit the Employee and Family Assistance Program [https://www.torontomu.ca/hr/work-life/wellbeing-at-work/efap/]
Resources for Equity Service Centres via TMU Students' Union
The TMU Students' Union provides links for five Equity Service Centres [https://yourtmsu.ca/services/esc/ (external link) ] Please visit their website for more information
- Student Access Collective
- BIPOC Students' Collective
- The Queer Space
- Trans Collective
- Centre for Women & Trans People
Resources for Learning
Webinar from the Canadian Psychological Association on the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (Sept 30, 2021):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61SZ1vmSYs8 (external link)
From CPA “Psychology’s Response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Report:”
(PDF file) https://cpa.ca/docs/File/Task_Forces/TRC%20Task%20Force%20Report_FINAL.pdf
*this article contains links to a number of resources for settlers for further learning, including a resource guide developed by Amy Desjarlais (Rebirthed Teachings): (google doc) https://docs.google.com/document/d/184IKXzURG_1ijCvksQDSCMiAFu7xaF8OhvCNpWTLFHA/edit#heading=h.3gzh25s1tfge (external link)
From TMU's Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching: