Services for Black Youth
Provide equitable, inclusive and holistic mental health and addiction services for racialized communities within an anti-racism, anti-Black racism and anti-oppression frameworks.
African Community Service of Peel
African Community Services of Peel (ACS) is a not-for-profit community based charitable Organization that provides settlement and integration services and programs that facilitate the early settlement of newcomers to Peel and the surrounding areas.
A community based non-profit organization that has been at the forefront of championing Food Justice and Food Sovereignty for Toronto’s African, Caribbean, Black (ACB) community since 1995.
American Addiction Centers
Medically reviewed resources that provide help to Black youth who may be struggling with drug or alcohol misuse:
- Black Underrepresentation in Addiction Treatment – Discusses the idea of ‘underrepresentation’ in more detail looking at common barriers, legal biases and the importance of cultural competency.
- A Guide to Addiction and Recovery for African Americans – African Americans may experience more barriers to treatment than other groups, this guide can help one become aware of payment options and how to find providers who understand the issues unique to this population.
- Alcohol and Drug Abuse Among African Americans – Provides helpful statistics, looks at the differences in substance abuse patterns across the black population, and treatment options to consider.
Black Legal Action Centre (BLAC)
The Black Legal Action Centre (BLAC) is a not‑for‑profit organization aimed at combatting individual and systemic anti‑Black racism through the provision of legal aid services.
Black Creek Community Health Centre
A non-profit community-based organization that provides health care services and programs geared to vulnerable populations living in Toronto’s North West communities.
Black Business and Professional Association
The BBPA has been providing programs tailored to serve our community since 1986. They offer business classes, financial literacy, business readiness, marketing, and much more.
Black Women in Motion
Black Women in Motion is a Toronto-based, youth-led organization that empowers and supports the advancement of black womxn and survivors of sexual violence. They work within an anti-racist, intersectional feminist, trauma-informed and survivor-centred framework to create culturally-relevant content, educational tools, healing spaces and economic opportunities for black womxn.
Black Youth Helpline
Aims to prevent social, psychological breakdown in communities through a focus on education, health and community development.
Caribbean African Canadian Social Services
CAFCAN offers culturally sensitive programs to assist young men and women ages 16-24 to successfully transition from their involvement with the Justice System to a meaningful family and community life. They also offer support through everyday transitions and stresses.
Jamaican Canadian Association
The Jamaican Canadian Association (JCA) mission 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 Greater Toronto Area.
RITES for Black and African-Canadian Youth
65 Wellesley Street East, Suite 300
Toronto, ON M4Y 1G7
Tel: (416) 924-2100
Email: [email protected]
The RITES program at Central Toronto Youth Services (CTYS) is a culturally specific, identity development initiative that supports the empowerment of Black and African-Canadian youth between the ages of 13 and 18. RITES employs an integrated, full spectrum model of support and care so participants have access to range of coordinated mental health clinical and program supports and resources.
Substance Abuse Program for African Canadian and Caribbean Youth (SAPACCY) at CAMH
80 Workman Way
Toronto, ON M6J 1H4
Tel: (416) 535-8501 (press 2)
SAPACCY provides support and counselling to African and Caribbean Canadian youth who are dealing with problem substance use and mental health concerns.
Taibu Community Health Centre
TAIBU Community Health Centre (CHC) is a multidisciplinary, non-for-profit, community led organization established to serve the Black Community across the Greater Toronto Area as its priority population.
Tropicana Community Services
A Toronto-based multi-service organization, providing all youth, newcomers, people of Black and Caribbean heritage and others in need with opportunities and alternatives that lead to success and positive life choices. Their mission is achieved through culturally appropriate programs such as counselling, child care, educational and employment services and youth development.
Women’s Health in Women’s Hands
The Mandate of Women’s Health in Women’s Hands (WHIWH) Community Health Centre is to provide primary healthcare to racialized women from the African, Black, Caribbean, Latin American and South Asian communities in Toronto and surrounding municipalities. They are committed to working from an inclusive feminist, pro-choice, anti-racist, anti-oppression, and multilingual participatory framework in addressing the issue of access to healthcare for our mandated priority populations encompassing age, gender, gender identity, race, class, violence, sexual orientation, religion, culture, language, disability, immigration status and socio-economic circumstances.