Resources for the
On this page you can find Toronto-based services that are dedicated to addressing the different needs of the Black communities in York Centre and the wider communities across Toronto and Ontario.
Services that cover a wider scale of the various needs of the Black community:
Apprenticeship Opportunities: Training and connection to resources to overcome employment barriers
Address: 2800 Keele Street, Unit 1, North York ON
- Educational resource on how to work with your City Councillor to make a difference in your neighbourhood
- Various employment, health, legal, food, and personal wellbeing resources from Black Community Leaders
Through numerous programs such as Food programs, education and health support resources, Rhema works to change the lives of children living under underprivileged circumstances.
Phone: (416) 644-3539
- Black Men’s Health Program
- Youth Programs: taibuchc.ca/en/taibu-community-services/youth-projects/
- COVID-19 Equity Plan Project:
- Support for food insecurity, financial issues, mental health: taibuchc.ca/en/covid19community/
Provides black youth and family services with clothing; financial assistance; housing services for low-income families; employment supports (job counselling, resume writing, & job searching); education supports; housing accommodations for African seniors.
Phone: (647) 835-0436
- Provides free legal information seminars through the Bar Association to organizations and members of the public upon request.
Food Banks and ProgramsFood banks and support programs that help deal with food security.
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Welcome and Teaching Garden
- Access to green space for residents without access to a garden space
- Provides education and training to residents on how to grow clean food
- Provides teaching on beehives and pollination
- Provides fresh produce to seniors
Community Supported Agriculture
- Pay a farmer upfront to grow your food
Second Harvest finds surplus of edible food from businesses and distributes it through communities.
North York Harvest Food Bank provides dignified food assistance, education, focused advocacy, and long-term food solutions.
Legal Aid Support for Low-Income Households
Free Legal Advice Hotline: 1-855-255-7256
- Offers free legal advice by phone
- Provides tenants and small landlords with legal support for housing issues
- Financial support for folks who cannot afford a lawyer
- Provides support with criminal legal issues, domestic violence, family legal issues, mental health legal issues, refugee and immigration legal issues, legal clinics
Resources for Small Business
Provides small businesses owners with resources for growing their businesses
Community Partner: African-Caribbean Business Network:
- Provides a micro-loan of $2500 - $5000 to Black entrepreneurs
Phone: (416) 808-3100
- Educational Grants and Scholarships: 31division.ca/educational-grants-and-scholarships
- Provides funding for college, university, or apprenticeship programs after high school
- Employment and Training Opportunities: 31division.ca/employment-opportunities
- A list of organizations with various employment and training opportunities
- Careers in the Unionized Construction Industry: 31division.ca/careers-in-the-unionized-construction-industry
Phone: (416) 491-7000
Offers culturally aware and supportive programs and services, with a focus on individuals with a Black, African, and Caribbean heritage.
Mental Health Resources for Black Communities
City of Toronto's listed database of Mental Health support resources.
Offers holistic, inclusive mental health and addictions services for racialized communities
Provides counselling for individuals, couples and families who are experiencing life challenges.
TAIBU’s programs and services are delivered in a culturally affirming Africentric environment to support Black communities
Employs a feminist, woman-centred approach to provide short-term counselling, group sessions and workshops to women from African and Caribbean communities
Offers a range of culturally safe mental health services designed to meet the cultural needs of Black children, youth and adults. Individual, family and group counselling available.
Phone: 1-833- 294-8650
Every day from 9am - 10pm
Promotes access to professional, culturally appropriate support for youth, families and schools
Counselling and support services for individuals (youth and adult) and families
Provides support and counselling to African and Caribbean Canadian youth who are dealing with problem substance use and mental health concerns.
The Affordable Therapy Network is a Directory of Therapists offering Low Cost and Sliding Scale rates across Canada.