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Internal Resources (Psychology Department)

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 ( (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:


Internal Resources (Ryerson)

Resources for Black-identified students

  • New Career Mentorship Opportunity (Race Forward) Being Launched by the Ryerson Career and Co-Op Centre

Do you identify as a Black undergrad student and are you looking to enhance your career? Ryerson Career & Co-op Centre and Tri-Mentoring Program are happy to introduce a new career preparation initiative, Race Forward: Career Development for Black Students, launching in Summer 2021.

The program will provide you with professional development training, networking opportunities, and mentors to help you launch your career!

The program will run from May to August 2021 and will be an opportunity to discuss your identity, understand your strengths, and meet Black professionals from a variety of industries. A certificate will be provided to all students who complete the program.
Please be sure to read the FAQs document about the program before applying (external link) .

When you’re ready to apply, please fill in the application form (external link)  by Sunday, March 7, 2021. If you have any questions, contact Safiya Nurmohamed at

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 

Office of Vice President, Equity and Community Inclusion (OVPECI)

  • 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
 (external link) 

  • 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.

 (external link) 

  • 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.

Black Health Alliance
 (external link) 

  • A community-led registered charity working to improve the health and well-being of Black communities in Canada.

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.


Counselling Resources

- For counselling support for Ryerson students, you can contact the Student Development and Counselling []

- For counselling support for staff or faculty, please visit the Employee and Family Assistance Program []


Resources for Equity Service Centres via Ryerson Students' Union

The Ryerson Students' Union provides links for six Equity Service Centres [ (external link) ] Please visit their website for more information

  • The centre for women and trans people
  • The good food centre
  • racialized students' collective
  • RyePride
  • Trans Collective

Resources for Learning

Webinar from the Canadian Psychological Association on the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (Sept 30, 2021): (external link) 

From CPA “Psychology’s Response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Report:”
 (PDF file)

From Ryerson Today:

*this article contains links to a number of resources for settlers for further learning, including a resource guide developed by Amy Desjarlais (Rebirthed Teachings): 

From Ryerson's Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching: