The Black Medical Students' Association of Canada represents Black medical students at every medical school across Canada.
The McGill Black Medical Students’ Association is an inclusive organization of medical students focussed on engaging members on issues concerning the African and Afro-Caribbean communities in Montreal through 4 tenets: social interaction, networking, outreach and advocacy.
The University of Alberta’s Black Medical Student Association.
The University of Calgary’s Black Medical Student Association.
The uOttawa Black Medical Students Association (BMSA) seeks to encourage minority students to pursue careers in medicine through mentorship and fellowship.
The University of Toronto's Black Medical Student Association's primary mission is to support and encourage students from communities that are underrepresented in medicine, primarily students from African and Caribbean backgrounds.
Black Physicians of Tomorrow (BPT) is an organization dedicated to providing African, Caribbean, Canadian (ACC) individuals with the tools and resources needed to prepare for, and attain, careers in the field of medicine and the allied health professions
Black Talents is a not-for-profit youth organization founded in year 2018 with a sole vision to inspire and build Black African, Caribbean, North American and multi-racial youth who identify with their Black ancestry between the ages of 13-23 years for career success.
Black Aspiring Physicians of McMaster is a forum created to promote inclusivity and support black students that aspire to be Physicians
Association of Black Aspiring Physicians is a forum to encourage and facilitate Black students that aspire to a profession in medicine.
The Black Researcher's Initiative to Empower (BRITE) aims to brings together students pursuing science & medicine related research careers.
The University of Toronto has a number of province-wide initiatives for Black and under-represented groups interested in medicine and health sciences. The summer mentorship program gives high school students of Indigenous or African ancestry a chance to explore health sciences. The Community of Support program provides mentors, information on admissions, and guidance through medical school application process.
The Future Black Physicians (FBP) club at U of T Scarborough mission is to help racialized students aspiring to medicine by providing support and connecting students to black physicians and black students who are already in medical school, so that students can have an easier time envisioning where they want to be.
Western Future Black Physicians work to increase diversity in medicine, break down barriers, support and empower Black students on their journeys to becoming physicians.
The goal of Future Black Physicians' Initiative (York) is to increase the number of Black medical students across Canada by creating more competitive applicants.
The Black Health Alliance is a community-led registered charity working to improve the health and well-being of Black communities in Canada.
The mission for Black Public Health Collective is to create a higher quality of life for Black peoples through resistance in public health.
TAIBU Community Health Centre (CHC) is a multidisciplinary, non-for-profit, community led organization established to serve the Black Community across the Greater Toronto Area as its priority population. They are located in the Malvern neighbourhood of Scarborough in Ontario.
Toronto Black Policy Network
is a network for opportunities to collectively develop innovative and sustainable solutions for policy issues affecting Toronto’s Black communities.
Network for the Advancement of Black Communities is a catalyst for collective wisdom and action to address long-standing systemic disparities in Black Communities.
They aspire to build a strong Black community sector identity that will create the right conditions for systemic changes through network collaborative work with agencies, funders and allies.
The Alliance for Healthier Communities is the voice of a vibrant network of community-governed primary health care organizations. Alliance members serve diverse communities across the province, and they are rooted in the communities they serve. They share a commitment to advancing health equity through the delivery of comprehensive primary health care.
The Health Association of African Canadians (HAAC) was formed in 2000 to address African Canadian health issues and the system inequities affecting health. They aim to promote and improve the health of African Canadians in Nova Scotia through community engagement, education, policy recommendations, partnerships and research participation.
Nova Scotia Brotherhood Initiative is a free program for Black men to access health care in the community to improve overall health and wellbeing. A team of health care professionals provide culturally-appropriate primary medical care plus health and wellness services for men of African descent across Halifax Regional Municipality.
The National Medical Association (NMA) is the largest and oldest national organization representing African American physicians and their patients in the United States.
The Student National Medical Association (SNMA) is committed to supporting current and future underrepresented minority medical students, addressing the needs of underserved communities, and increasing the number of clinically excellent, culturally competent and socially conscious physicians.
This 26-page tool kit, written in English and Spanish, contains information about how stress and trauma affect the body and mind, and self-care strategies for dealing with the effects of racism.
This nonprofit collective is made up of advocates, artists, therapists, religious leaders, activists, psychologists, and others who are "committed to the emotional/mental health and healing of Black communities." BEAM's website includes details on trainings and events, resources that promote wellness, emotional regulation, and coping skills, and information on how to find a culturally competent therapist.
The Liberate app offers meditations and talks "designed for the BIPOC [Black, Indigenous, and People of Color] experience." The goal is to facilitate healing by "naming and offering resources for common cultural experiences, like internalized racism and micro-aggressions." The app contains content from more than 40 BIPOC teachers. Monthly and annual subscriptions are available for $9.99 and $71.99, respectively. Financial assistance is available for those who need it. Liberate is available on the Apple Store and Google Play.
Run by two Black women who are therapists, this website offers a directory of "dope," culturally competent therapists, a podcast about mental health, and additional resources.
This website focuses on and promotes Black mental health with a magazine, newsletter, and podcast.
This website "by and for people of colour" offers readings and resources related to self-care.
Therapy for Black Girls provides mental health and well-being resources for Black women and girls. It includes a directory of culturally competent mental health professionals, a podcast, and a membership-based support community.
Developed by Jasmin Pierre, a Black woman who survived a suicide attempt, The Safe Place app is designed to reach Black users with information about mental health and self-care tips and resources. The app is free and available at the Apple Store and Google Play.
This nonprofit organization was founded by Black women to "help protect and advance the health and wellness of Black women and girls." The site includes information about physical health as well as a quiz to determine your stress level.
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