Community Resources

Community Resources

Across Boundaries
Across Boundaries provides a range of supports and services that identify and honour the strengths of individuals, families, and racialized communities – while recognizing and addressing the negative impact of racism and discrimination on their mental health and well being. Our services are grounded in up-to-date knowledge and research, community engagement, capacity building, and an awareness of the intersection of personal identities. Advocacy, training, and education within the health care sector that brings about individual, institutional and systemic change are strong components of our commitment to quality mental health and addiction care for racialized people. 

Afghan’s Women Association
AWO’s Mandate is to provide settlement services to all newcomers, with a special focus on women, their families, refugees and people who have experienced war and persecution. Its Mission is to improve newcomers’ quality of life, to help them live in dignity and reach their full potential, and to prompt social and economic inclusion so that they may be contributing members of society.

Bangladeshi-Canadian Community Services
The Bangladeshi-Canadian Community Services (BCS) is a non-profit organization that provides support and services to the diverse communities in the Crescent Town and surrounding neighbourhoods including Taylor-Massey, Teesdale, Dawes, Secord and Lumsden. BCS provides information, referrals, skill development and settlement services, and cultural and recreational programs to the children, youth, adults, and seniors of the community. BCS consistently collaborates with other community organizations and service providers to address and provide services for the continuous changing needs of the community.

Canadian Black Heritage In The Third Millennium
Resource for educators, researchers, writers, students and people researching Black History from a Canadian Perspective.

Canadian Race Relations Foundation
A national agency dedicated to the elimination of racism in the country.

Centre For Immigrant & Community Services
To empower immigrants in settling and integrating as contributing members of Canadian society through diverse, professional and innovative services

The Centre For Spanish Speaking Peoples
The Centre for Spanish-Speaking Peoples is a non-profit, charitable organization serving new immigrants from 22 Spanish-speaking countries as well as members of other communities.

Colour Of Poverty
Campaign partners have developed a set of fact sheets that outline the various aspects of racialized poverty and its adverse impacts on education, health, employment, immigration and settlement, housing, and food security in Ontario.

Colours Of Resistance (COR)
A grassroots network of people who consciously work to develop anti-racist, multiracial politics in the movement against global capitalism.

Community Social Planning Council Of Toronto
Is committed to independent social planning at the local and city-wide levels in order to improve the quality of life for all people in Toronto. It is committed to diversity, social and economic justice, and active citizen participation in all aspects of community life.

Council Of Agencies Serving South Asians (CASSA)
A collection of organizations that helps to address the needs of immigrants and refugees within the South Asian community through its advocacy and programming initiatives.

Culture Link
Our services connect cultures to build welcoming communities. We assist newcomers looking for employment, help families navigate the school system, and provide newcomer youth with the skills necessary for bright and successful futures. We support refugees and bring together new and established Canadians. In everything we do, we are committed to embracing differences and linking the new with the old.

Freedom Youth Collective Resources
FYC is a Toronto-based for youth, by youth group, which aims to use multi-media to speak out about the issues affecting our communities. Our members are youth that work to counter negative stereotypes and the underrepresentation of marginalized people in the mainstream media. Our resource page features a variety of advocacy organizations that are geared towards youth.

Jamaican Canadian Association (JCA)
The mission of the Jamaican Canadian Association (JCA) is to deliver programs and services, provide a physical hub, and to advocate to improve the well-being and equity of Jamaican, Caribbean & African-Canadian communities within the GTA.

Justicia For Migrant Workers (J4MW)
J4MW strives to promote the rights of seasonal Caribbean and Mexican migrant workers that annually participate in the federal government’s Caribbean & Mexican Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program (known as SAWP).

MUJER, is an organization that promotes the integral development of Latin American Women, emphasizing their rights and freedom. MUJER promotes programs, resources, and services that respond to the needs of Latin- American Women and youth.

Ontario Coalition Against Poverty
A direct action anti-poverty organization based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. We mount campaigns against regressive government policies as they affect poor and working people. In addition, we provide direct-action advocacy for individuals against eviction, termination of welfare benefits, and deportation. We believe in the power of people to organize themselves.

Ontario Human Rights Commission
Ontario’s Human Rights Code, the first in Canada, was enacted in 1962. The Code protects people in Ontario against discrimination in employment, accommodation, goods, services and facilities, and membership in vocational associations and trade unions. The Ontario Human Rights Commission was established in 1961 to administer the Code. The Commission is an arm’s length agency of government accountable to the people of Ontario through the legislature.

Ontario Network For Human Rights
Was started in 1996 as a support group for racialized people in Canada who were facing racial profiling, abuse of their rights, employment discrimination, housing discrimination, refusal of service based on race, denial of freedom from discrimination and violation of their citizenship rights as Canadians. It is now an online resource related to human rights and racism in Canada.

Settlers In Support Of Indigenous Sovereignty (SISIS)
An archive of materials useful for solidarity work with indigenous struggles (Canada)

Union Of Ontario Indians
A political advocacy group of 42 member First Nations across Ontario. The Union of Ontario Indians is the oldest political organization in Ontario and can trace its roots back to the Confederacy of Three Fires, which existed long before European contact.

Urban Alliance
The Urban Alliance on Race Relations is a non-profit charitable organization that works primarily and proactively with the community, public and private sectors to provide educational programs and research, which are critical in addressing racism in society.

25 In 5 Network For Poverty Reduction
A poverty reduction plan used to reduce poverty by 25% in 5 years and 50% in 10 years.