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 email@example.com
- Mental Health and Personal Safety
- Wellness and Learning Supports
- Financial Resouces
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:
- My SSP for U of T Students (a 24/7 counselling assistance in multiple languages) 1-844-451-9700; student outside of North American can call 001-416-380-6578.
- Good2Talk Student Helpline1-866-925-5454
- Introducing Navi: Your mental health wayfinder U of T students now have a more streamlined way to discover mental health resources and supports. Navi, short for navigator, is a chat-based service that acts as a virtual assistant for students wanting to learn more about the mental health supports available to them at the University of Toronto.
- Live Another Day – Extensive information on mental health and substance use resources for people of color. Their mission is equal access to life-saving resources. They have guides for black people, Latinx people, indigenous people, and Asians.
Personal Safety Concerns
- Safety at UofT
- Campus Police (non-urgent): 416-978-2323
- Community Safety Office: 416-978-1485
- Safety Abroad: 416-978-1148
- Sexual Violence Prevention & Support Centre: 416-978-2266
- TravelSafer: 416-978-7233 (SAFE)
- Anishnawbe Health Toronto Mental Health Crisis Line 416-360-0486
- Assaulted Women’s Helpline: 416-863-0511
- Blackline 1-800-604-5841
- Centre of Addiction and Mental Health: 1-800-463-2338
- Central Intake Shelter (Housing): 416-338-4766
- ConnexOntario: 1-866-531-2600
- Gerstein Crisis Centre: 416-929-5200
- Good2Talk Student Helpline: 1-866-925-5454
- Telehealth Ontario: 1-866-797-0000
- What’s Up Walk-In®: No fees, no appointment needed.
- UTGSU directory on Black Therapists in the Greater Toronto Area
Additional Wellness and Learning Supports
- Anti-Racism & Cultural Diversity Office
- Career Exploration & Education
- Centre of International Experience
- Family Care Centre
- Graduate Professional Development
- Housing Services
- Indigenous Student Services
- Sexual & Gender Diversity Office
- Multi-Faith Centre
- Teaching Assistant Training Program
- University Ombudsperson
- Academic Success Centre: 416-978-7970
- Accessibility Services: 416-978-8060
- Graduate writing Supports
- Undergraduate writing support
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
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.
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
- Statement: Promoting equality and justice in Canadian public institutions, including policing
- Recording: Unsettling Racism in the Present, Imagining Different Futures: An online forum on Anti-Black Racism, Policing and Change
- Letter to the Toronto Police Services Board and Toronto City Council Regarding the Search for a New Toronto Police Chief
- Critical Perspectives on Justice and Inequality: CrimSL's new series on criminological and sociolegal dimensions of anti-Black racism, Indigenous peoples, and settler colonialism
This resource page draws heavily on the materials put together by the Faculty of Information. You can see the original iSchool version here.