Communities around the city organized various events for Black Mental Health Day in 2020.

You can also host your own in 2021 by contacting blackmentalhealthday@taibuchc.ca or signing up for updates.

2020  events

  • R.I.S.E - Black Mental Health Day
    Mar. 02, 2020, 7:00 p.m.
    Burrows Hall, 1081 Progress Avenue
    R.I.S.E Monday featuring Shakkoi, Nathan Baya, LA The 2nd, Maya Gabriel, Anane, Rudy Ray
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  • Mental Health in the Black Community
    Mar. 02, 2020, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
    Room 102 Mechanical Engineering Building, 5 King's College Cir, Toronto, ON M5S, Canada
    A speaker series. Speakers: Donna Alexander, MSW, RSW; Dr. Josiah Osagie, MD. Room 102. Refreshments will be provided.
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  • Belly Full, Heart Light, Mind Right
    Mar. 02, 2020, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. EST
    FoodShare Toronto, 120 Industry St, York, ON M6M 4L8, Canada
    Event for Black youth to engage with food, explore healthy mental health practices, and enjoy a safe space to discuss the intersections of both. Spots are limited. To register (include allergies/dietary restrictions), contact Jade Guthrie by email (jade@foodshare.net) or phone (416-363-6441 x 202).
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  • L’INTERSECTIONNALITÉ DU RACISME ET LA SANTÉ MENTALE  DES NOIRS
    Mar. 02, 2020, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
    Collège Boréal - Auditorium, 1 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M5E 1W7, Canada
    INSCRIPTION OBLIGATOIRE Àmarlene.remy-thelusma@collegeboreal.ca ou demile@taibuchc.ca
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  • Power in Healing
    Mar. 02, 2020, 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
    Tropicana Community Services, 1385 Huntingwood Dr, Scarborough, ON M1S 3J1, Canada
    A (free) community celebration to mark Toronto's first #BlackMentalHealthDay! Community healing circle, discussions about anti-Black racism and mental health, African drumming, dance and spoken word, along with refreshments and light dinner.
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  • Facebook LIVE: Confronting Racism and Mental Health
    Mar. 02, 2020, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. EST
    Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
    A multidisciplinary panel exploring the relationships between mental health in Black community and anti-Black racism.
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  • Black Mental Health: Panel Discussion
    Mar. 01, 2020, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    Malvern Public Library, 30 Sewells Rd, Scarborough, ON M1B 3G5, Canada
    Join us for an afternoon of Speakers, Powerful Information, Resources, Networking, and Light Refreshments.
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  • Impact of Anti-Black Racism & Islamophobia on the Somali Community
    Feb. 29, 2020, 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
    Rexdale Community Health Centre, 222 Dixon Rd, Etobicoke, ON M9P 3S5, Canada
    Topics include Anti-Black Racism, Islamophobia, Mental Health, and Trauma Informed Care. Dinner will be served.
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