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

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 

A non-profit nationwide network of mental health professionals dedicated to providing in-office and online mental health care—at a steeply reduced rate—to individuals, couples, children, and families in need.




Black Youth Helpline

Black Youth Helpline is a national service that serves all youth and specifically responds to the need for a Black youth specific service, positioned and resourced to promote access to professional, culturally appropriate support for youth, families and schools.

Black Health Alliance 

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

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 

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

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. 



Inside Out Wellbeing

 Inside Out is a leading provider of culturally-informed wellbeing workshops in the UK. They deliver talks, workshops and healing sessions that provide psychology-based life skills to help you optimise your mental health and well-being.

Black, African, Asian Therapy Network (BAATN)

BAATN is the UK’s largest independent organisation to specialise in working psychologically, informed by an understanding of intersectionality. Our primary focus and area of expertise is to support People of Colour who are affected by oppression due to the colour of their skin and global white power. One of the primary aims of BAATN is to address the inequality of access to appropriate psychological services for Black, African, South Asian and Caribbean people.

Aashna Counseling & Psychotherapy

Aashna was set up to address the struggle diverse groups face in finding therapy that meets their needs, as well as the challenge practitioners from diverse backgrounds, face in trying to reach and support their communities. Aashna is a unique therapeutic space, offering individuals from all backgrounds the opportunity to come together to nurture our voices and support each other to facilitate change.




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). 



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