7-11 MARCH 2022


400 years
is long enough

TAIBU Community Health Centre, in partnership with the City of Toronto, hosted the inaugural Black Mental Health Day in March, 2020, citing the Toronto Black community’s demand to end 400 years of oppression and the ongoing mental health impact of persistent, systemic anti-Black racism in all settings.

Partly due to high-profile incidents of anti-Black racism in 2020, a groundswell of momentum is slowly improving awareness and strengthening the demand from communities across the globe, to improve understanding and to initiate action to end anti-Black racism and the negative mental health impact it causes where Black communities live, work and play.

This year, Tropicana Community Services and Strides Toronto join TAIBU Community Health Centre to ensure more voices are heard. 

Join us for Black Mental Health Week events and activities. 

Black Mental Health Week 2022

400 years is long enough. Although awareness regarding racism and equity may be increasing, we’ve only just begun to do the work required to end anti-Black racism, and there’s a long way to go. It’s time to address the root cause of Black mental health issues.

Black Mental Health Week launches Monday March 7, 2022.

Black Mental Health Week welcomes everyone in Toronto and beyond to attend these virtual events and activities.

Register to participate! We will be holding different events during the week that will present the opportunity to learn more about the impact of anti-Black racism on Black mental health and how you can get involved to support systemic change. 

Stay tuned to our social pages and our event page for the events & activity announcements.

We live in a virtual world due to the COVID-19 pandemic, so all events are virtual. Register to get your free ticket and log in information.

BQYC is raising awareness about the important role Self-care plays in promoting good health and wellbeing.

What's Next

Black Mental Health 2022 Week's Events


Stories of Black Torontonians sharing their views on Black Mental Health Day.

Liben Gebremikael,
Executive Director of TAIBU Community Health Centre

David Lewis-Peart,
educator, community worker and writer

Josette Drummond,
mother, educator and business owner

Paul Bailey,
President of Black Health Alliance


Toronto for all

Toronto For All is a public education initiative by the City of Toronto to help create a city that is free from discrimination and racism, including systemic racism. Toronto’s Confronting Anti-Black Racism (CABR) Unit released the Toronto Action Plan to Confront Anti-Black Racism.

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Tropicana Community Services

Tropicana Community Services offers culturally aware and supportive programs to those in need, including but not limited to counselling, settlement services, childcare, education, personal development, and employment services, with a predominant focus on the Caribbean, Black and African communities of Toronto

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Strides Toronto

Strides Toronto is a community-based agency that provides responsive services in partnership with individuals, families and communities to strengthen their social and emotional well-being and promote healthy development. We support children, youth and families by helping them directly with their mental health, personal and interpersonal development or connecting them to services in their community. We do Whatever It Takes to meet you where you are at.

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