Webinars Archive

Black Student Mental Health Matters: Afrocentric Frameworks to Restore Black Wholeness

May 09, 2024 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST

In this webinar, Naiima Farah, a Faculty Counsellor from George Brown College, joins us to discuss Black Student mental health. She will present on the contributing factors to mental health challenges among African, Black and Caribbean (ABC) students, including the effects of colonial/imperial violence and the current approaches that revolve around an anti-Black and deficit model. In this webinar, audience will gain insight into the importance of Centering Afrocentric frameworks to promote Black wholeness, healing, well-being, and thriving.

Student Interaction and Negative Mental Health Effects: Evaluating Black Students' Perceptions of Racial Climate at a Canadian University

May 8, 2023

In this MA thesis from the University of British Columbia, utilizing 12 in-depth interviews with Black students, results show that Black students navigate instances of everyday racism on campus and in the classroom. Consequently, Black students experience negative mental health effects, forms of alienation, and social isolation.

Dismantling Anti-Black Racism Strategy (2023-2026)

Toronto's Infant, Child, and Youth Mental Health Sector

February 14, 2023

Infant, child, and youth mental health agencies in the city of Toronto have formed a task force to develop a multi-year strategy to address anti-Black racism in the sector. The goal of the project is to ensure that the sector honours its promise to end anti-Black racism and provide culturally responsive programs and services which help Black infants, children, and youth thrive. The Anti-Black Racism Task Force is comprised of staff from a cross-section of agencies in Toronto.