How can I support Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC)? Check out resources listed here from GlobalCitizen.org

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Black Youth Helpline: Black Youth Helpline promotes access to innovative, professional, culturally appropriate support for youth, families, and schools.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. Circles for Reconciliation: Through small gatherings (and now online), Circles for Reconciliation aims to foster trusting, meaningful relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. Black Space Winnipeg: Black Space Winnipeg is a grassroots organization that works to create open dialogue on the daily experiences of being Black by providing a safe space for people of colour through a variety of community-based events.
  17. Black Liberation Collective: The Black Liberation Collective is a movement of students tackling anti-Black racism in post-secondary institutions that can be found internationally.
  18. TheComeUp-Youth Empowerment Initiative: The Come Up is a youth-led group that is a subset of the Africa Centre in Edmonton. It works to empower and encourage African and Caribbean youth.
  19. Freedom School Toronto: As a youth- and parent-led group, Freedom School Toronto works to combat anti-Black racism in the school system, providing year-round opportunities to help generate systemic change.
  20. Federation of Black Canadians: As a network of organizations, the Federation of Black Canadians works to advance the interests of Canadians of African. The federation prioritizes community building, higher education, health, economic security, reducing racism, and criminal justice reform.

Looking for ways to support Black Lives Matter in the US? Check out this resource here.

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