Historically, white supremacy is synonymous with the hospitality industry. Support from a racial BIPOC trauma-informed resource is key to validating your experience. Resources that are culturally affirming can help you identify and heal from racial trauma. If you identify as BIPOC and have experienced mental and/or emotional injury from an individual or the greater system of oppression, remember that there are resources out there for you.


Ayana Therapy (USA)

To find mental healthcare for marginalized and intersectional communities. They aim to offer help that addresses cost, stigma, and the health care system’s lack of cultural competency, which all hinder access to mental health services. Finding a counselor one feels comfortable opening up to while of color, queer, or an intersection of both, is very difficult – and considerably more challenging for double or triple minorities.

Open Path Collective (USA)

A non-profit nationwide network of mental health professionals dedicated to providing in-office and online mental health careβ€”at a steeply reduced rateβ€”to individuals, couples, children, and families in need.​

Black Youth Helpline (CANADA)

National helpline for black youth and their families.

Black Health Alliance (CANADA)

The Black Health Alliance is a community-led registered charity working to improve the health and well-being of Black communities in Canada.

Across Boundaries (CANADA)

Across Boundaries provides a dynamic range of mental health support and services and works within Anti-Racism/Anti-Black racism and Anti-Oppression frameworks. They are providing equitable, holistic mental health and addiction services for racialized communities.

Black Space Winnipeg (CANADA)

Founded by members of Winnipeg’s Black community, Black Space Winnipeg is a grassroots organization that fosters organic dialogue on everyday experiences of being Black.

Rainbow Refugee (CANADA)

Rainbow Refugee is a Vancouver based community group that supports people seeking refugee protection in Canada because of persecution based on sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression (SOGIE) or HIV status.

Anti-racism + racial justice-minded resources

This is a carefully curated list of anti-racism + racial justice-minded resources to help in the quest to dismantle racist patriarchy by the attorney, activist, speaker and author Rachel Ricketts. If you are new to antiracism, it is suggested starting with the links with the (***) starred resources.

Layla Saad

Explore the work of the author, speaker and teacher Layla Saad who shares important teachings and tools for transforming consciousness, cultivating personal anti-racism practice and taking responsibility for our individual and collective healing.

Decolonizing Therapy

Educate yourself on the work of full-time Psychologist Dr. Jennifer Mullan​. Her movement of Decolonizing Therapy creates a dialogue to address how mental health is deeply affected by systemic inequities and the trauma of oppression, particularly the well-being of Queer Indigenous Black Brown People of Color (QIBPOC).

Check Your Privilege

For people to do self-exploration, visit the Check Your Privilege website and Instagram account.


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