Black Lives Matter Resources

BLM Resources

Resources to help understand and support BLM, and provide meaningful allyship.

We're going to pause this week...

There is a lot going on in the world today. In the midst of this pandemic we are also seeing the effects of centuries of injustice and oppression towards the Black community. We’re witnessing this community being fed up of it, and standing up for equality and basic human rights.

Due to what is going on with the Black Lives Matter protests, marches, and demonstrations, we are going to pause Your Healthiest Self for this week in order to learn more about these issues ourselves, unlearn internalized racist thoughts, behaviours, and actions, and spread our resources to our community.

Why is this something that we as a team have chosen to highlight on this platform? Because systemic racism, social injustice, and widespread oppression is a public health issue.

We can not ignore the fact that racial disparities occur in rates of child mortality, life expectancy, food insecurity, economic opportunity, and many other areas.

What we can do as a collective is understand why Black (and Indigenous) people of colour are in this position today. We can learn why they have been systemically put at a disadvantage, historically and now, in the present. We can unlearn our inherent behaviours that contribute to the problem. And we can learn to make our communities, businesses, government, and organizations better towards these communities.

We’ve collected a wide range of educational and support resources you can use to accomplish the above. From videos, to podcasts, articles, petitions, and support funds, please take the time to go through this material and support our fellow human beings at this time.

How to have tough conversations

Small Business Town Hall

Plan for small businesses committed to building an anti-racist organization. 

Get to the root of racial injustice

Megan Francis traces the root causes of our current racial climate to their core causes, debunking common misconceptions and calling out “fix-all” cures to a complex social problem.

How can we win?

Author Kimberly Jones breaks down why people loot or riot, and how focusing on the ‘what’ misses the much more important ‘why’. She gives us a powerful analogy of the history of white supremacy and why people protest.

Note: profanity is used in this video.

Thank you for taking the time to look through this information.

Now more than ever, we need to show our support for Black and Indigenous communities. As an organization, we stand with these communities, and actively promote an anti-racist, diverse, and inclusive culture.

We hope these resources help you promote these qualities in your own lives, businesses, and communities.

Your Healthiest Self will resume next week with content for Week 6.