BIPOC Resources & Information

We at the Centre for Criminology and Sociolegal Studies (CrimSL) are centrally concerned with the exercise of state power through legal regulation and state institutions, as well as the way that such forms of power circulate in daily life. This includes the embedded nature of racism and racial subordination in our society.   

As a Centre, we are mindful of the damage and burden that anti-Black racism inflicts on Black people—including our students, faculty and staff—and that all of us are implicated in the system that perpetuates it. 

We know that there is work ahead to be done, and we will continue to commit to collaborating as a community to find ways to fight racism and inequality in our own backyard and beyond.  

This page has been designed to highlight resources and information about services and events on campus. If you have a Centre or U of T event or service that you would like included here, please email crimsl.communications@utoronto.ca 

Page directory: 

  • Resources
    • Mental Health and Personal Safety
    • Wellness and Learning Supports
    • Financial Resouces
  • Events
    • Series
  • CrimSL

Resources 

Mental Health and Personal Safety Resources 

For students that are feeling distressed at this time, please know you can access a counsellor 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through: 

Personal Safety Concerns 

External Services: 

Additional Wellness and Learning Supports 

Financial Resources 

UofT Awards Explorer: Search for Undergraduate and Graduate awards, including awards specific to Black and Indigenous students 

School of Graduate Studies Fellowships and Bursaries for Black and/or Indigenous Students

Other Funding Resources for Graduate Students that may have a Black and Indigenous student focus 

COVID-19 Graduate Student Emergency Bursary 

Office of the Vice-Provost, Students COVID-19 Financial Support & Funding Opportunities 

Other

University of Toronto Graduate Student Union (UTSGU) List of Resources for Black Graduate Students 

Anti-black racism reading list: This is a selection, not an exhaustive list, of resources available across the University of Toronto Library system on the topics of anti-Black racism and violence in Canada, Black resistance, race and health equity, and educating against anti-Black racism.

Anti-Asian racism reading and resources list: This initial list is a collaboration between the UTSC Library, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Office and International Student Centre in support of the UTSC Asian community.

Events 

Is Reconciliation dead? Ethical and Respectful Engagement with Indigenous Communities

Monday, June 28, 2021
10:00am – 12:00pm EST

Registration

This event is part of The BRIDGE Indigenous Enterprises and Social Finance workshop series.

Is Reconciliation dead? Examining the truth in "Truth and Reconciliation" in the context of ethical and respectful engagement with Indigenous communities  

Facilitators:

  • Kelly Crawford, Anishinaabe-kwe from M'Chigeeng First Nation on Mnidoo Mnising, Assistant Director, Indigenous Initiatives | University of Toronto Scarborough
  • Helen Bobiwash, Anishinaabe-kwe, Independent Accountant, FCPA,FCMA, CAFM

Series

Reflect. Restore. Action. A series of Community Activations custom designed for the U of T community to address the impacts of racism through restorative activities. Hosted by the Anti-Racism & Cultural Diversity Office 

Sexual Violence Prevention & Support Centre events, including Healing Through the Intersections Series: Race, Black Identity & Sexual Violence and other events for University of Toronto Students who Identify as Black, Indigenous or Racialized

Sexual & Gender Diversity Office Queer & Trans Students of Colour Discussion series

Anti-Racism & Cultural Diversity Office Race, Equity & Action Speaker Series

Critical Perspectives on Justice and Inequality: CrimSL's new series on criminological and sociolegal dimensions of anti-Black racism, Indigenous peoples, and settler colonialism 

Centre for Ethics series: Critical Race Studies and Race, Ethics + Power

UTM Equity and Diversity Office events

CrimSL 

 

This resource page draws heavily on the materials put together by the Faculty of Information. You can see the original iSchool version here.