Anti-Racism resources

This is a collection of resources you can access if you have a lived experience of racism, if you want to learn about racism, and if you want to learn and contribute to ways of dismantling systemic and day-to-day racism. There are many resources available, and any one of them is a good start.

The resources are organized in the following sections:

  • Readings and resources
  • For children and youth
  • Being an ally
  • Mental health supports
  • City of Ottawa
  • Other levels of government
  • Organizations

This list is intended as a living resource that we can build over time for the benefit of all. Please send any feedback and suggestions to We look forward to hearing from you.

Readings and resources

Children and youth

Being an ally

Mental Health Supports

  • Black Youth Helpline: 1-833-294-8650 or
  • Counselling connect (same or next day mental health appointments)
  • Jaku Konbit: (Black youth support group): 613-567-0600
  • KidsHelp phone (available 24/7): 1-800-668-6868 or text CONNECT to 686868
  • Mental Health Resource Guide, Ottawa Public Health
  • OCISO (staff working remotely): 613-725-5671x316 or email
  • Ottawa Distress Centre: 613-238-3311
  • Somali Centre for Family Services: 613-526-2075
  • Youth Services Bureau (YSB) crisis line available 24/7: 613-260-2360 or

City of Ottawa

Other Levels of Government


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