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ARE YOU FEELING TRAPPED IN ANXIETY
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WELCOME

The Retooling Black Anxiety project aims to work with Black families to identify the relationship between the family identity status and dealing with anxiety; identify family needs and resources to cope with anxiety (physical and virtual); implement an intervention to help families deal with anxiety; and develop resources and resource space for use by Black families experiencing anxiety.

BLACK ANXIETY

PROJECT

anxiety is not good for your health

BLACK ANXIETY

Research conducted in 2021 by the Department of Justice Canada, and the Federal Anti-Racism Secretariat at the Department of Canadian Heritage, identified how over-policing in schools and in Black communities – particularly in economically marginalized neighbourhoods – as well as police reliance on child welfare agencies, has increased the encounters Black youth have with the criminal justice system.

 

According to the Department of Justice Canada, in 2020-21, Black males made up 19 percent of all male youth admissions to custody, and Black females made up 11 percent of all female youth admissions to custody.

Project Implementing partners

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York is a leading modern, multi-campus, urban University located in Toronto, Canada. 

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Ghana Union

Ghana Union of Canada (GUC) is the voice of Canada's Ghanaian Community at the federal level. 

VISION

We’re dedicated to helping Black youth in Canada deal with anxiety, depression, and other mental health-related issues. 

Partnerships with Ghana Union of Canada (GUC) and Gashanti Young Women Initiative have been a critical component of the project in order to help lead community-based research activities and intervention.

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OUR ACTIVITIES

You can free yourself from anxiety.

PROJECT
ACTIVITIES

Join the Black Anxiety team as we carry out community education sessions, mental health workshops, public education meetings.

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WHY BLACK ANXIETY

A different approach, effective strategy for coping.

The project will enable Black youth and their families to identify and understand values to become more aware of what really matters in challenging moments, make choices, and take action.

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Black Anxiety Project In Numbers

2

INVESTIGATORS

06

CORE TEAM

$40,000

FUNDING

3

PARTNERS

RE-TOOLING RESOURCES

We have put together key resources for your help! 

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