This year’s theme, ‘Growth and Reflection,’ ties in with the final year of the UN’s International Decade for People of African Descent. Black Mental Health Week is the perfect opportunity to raise our voices and bring awareness to the effects of systemic, anti-Black racism on mental health and wellness.

We’ll be coming together as a community, learning, and taking action toward creating a more equitable and just society. Stay tuned to discover what exciting activities, events, and conversations we will have to ensure everyone’s voice is heard.


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, Strides Toronto, Delta Family Resource Centre, Black Health Alliance and Women’s Health In Women’s Hands are joining TAIBU Community Health Centre to ensure more voices are heard. Join us for Black Mental Health Week events and activities.

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Across Boundaries

Black Creek Community Health Centre

Black Health Alliance

Rexdale Community Health Centre

TAIBU Community Health Centre

Women’s Health in Women’s Hands