Anti-Black Racism Issues and Resources

As part of our commitment to do better in supporting the Black Community in Welland and Niagara we have curated a list of resources. Below you will find racially and culturally competent resources for Black community members with information about healthcare, LGBTQ+ resources, business support, art collectives, and legal support.  We have included resources for white people that can be used as a starting point to learn more about the lived experiences of Black people and what support is needed to remove racial injustice in our region. This list is not exhaustive, and we welcome suggestions for improvements and additional resources. We note that many/most of these resources are Toronto based. We welcome suggestions for more Niagara based resources, as well as the opportunity to contribute to the creation of Niagara based resources.

To contribute to this website please email with the subject line “Anti-Racism Resources”

Official Statement of Solidarity from Welland Heritage Council and Multicultural Centre

Racially and culturally competent organizations  (compiled by Melissa D. –

– Sherbourne Health SOY program also runs programs specifically for Black Queer Youth

Ontario Human Rights Commission Official Policy and Guidelines on Race, Racism, and Racial Discrimination

Racism Resources in Niagara

Articles related to race and racism in Niagara

Race and gender intersectionality in the workplace

Reports in Canada

Personal Stories & Experiences

Educational Websites

Anti-Racist Reading List (via

Anti-Racist Podcast List (via

Anti-Racist Resources for White Parents (via

Places to Donate (From Global Citizen) 

Black Women in Motion

Through an anti-racist, intersectional feminist, trauma-informed and survivor-centred framework, Black Women in Motion works to empower and support Black women and survivors of sexual violence.

Black Legal Action Centre

As a non-profit community legal clinic, the Black Legal Action Centre delivers free legal services for low- or no-income Black residents in Ontario.

Black Youth Helpline

Black Youth Helpline promotes access to innovative, professional, culturally appropriate support for youth, families, and schools.

FoodShare Toronto

Toronto-based activist group Not Another Black Life has partnered with FoodShare Toronto to offer Black families GoodFood boxes as they self-isolate due to COVID-19 following the Justice for Regis March in Toronto on May 30.

Black Lives Matter regional chapters

Donations can be made to regional chapters of the international organization, such as Black Lives Matter Toronto or Black Lives Matter Vancouver.

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Justice for Regis

You can donate to the GoFundMe campaign started by Renee Beals, sister of Regis Korchinski-Paquet, to help her family seek justice.

Black Health Alliance

The Black Health Alliance is a community-led organization that looks to improve the health and well-being of Black communities in Canada.

Black Artists’ Network Dialogue

The Black Artists’ Network Dialogue seeks to empower and provide a spotlight on the contributions of Black artists in Canada and internationally.

Toronto Protestor Bail Out Fund

This bail-out fund is a GoFundMe campaign created to provide financial assistance if protesters get arrested or become incarcerated. If no arrests are made, the funds will go to Korchinski-Paquet’s family.

Unist’ot’en 2020 Legal Fund

While protecting their unceded territory, the Unist’ot’en community has been confronted with increasing legal fees. You can help by donating to the Unist’ot’en 2020 Legal Fund.

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Indigenous Awareness Canada

Indigenous Awareness Canada wants to help Canadians learn about the country’s Indigenous people through online Indigenous awareness training and in-person workshops.

Circles for Reconciliation

Through small gatherings (and now online), Circles for Reconciliation aims to foster trusting, meaningful relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people.

Across Boundaries

Across Boundaries offers holistic and equitable mental health and addiction services through anti-racism, anti-Black racism, and anti-oppression frameworks. The organization also speaks to the impacts of racism and discrimination on mental health and well-being.

Black Business and Professional Association

The Black Business and Professional Association focuses on equity and opportunity for the Black community in business, employment, education, and economic development.

Black in BC Community Support Fund for COVID-19

This GoFundMe fundraiser was put in place to act as an emergency, micro-grant program for Black people in British Columbia who are facing financial hardship due to COVID-19.