The Therapy Collective

Allyship Resources for Mental Health

As a psychotherapist dedicated to fostering inclusivity and support for all individuals, I believe in the importance of providing accessible and relevant mental health resources. Below are some carefully curated resources for people of colour, First Nations communities, the LGBTQ+ community, and individuals with exceptionalities or disabilities within Ontario, Canada. These resources aim to support mental health and promote allyship in our diverse society.


Resources for People of Color

Black Health Alliance

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  • Description: A community-led charity working to improve the health and well-being of Black communities in Canada. They offer resources and support for mental health, including culturally responsive care.

Across Boundaries

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  • Description: Provides equitable, holistic mental health and addiction services for racialized communities in Ontario. Their programs are designed to address the unique needs of these communities.

TAIBU Community Health Centre

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  • Description: A community health centre that offers primary health care and health promotion programs for the Black community in Ontario, focusing on mental health support and services.

Resources for First Nations Communities

First Nations Health Authority (FNHA)

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  • Description: Provides mental health and wellness support tailored to the needs of First Nations people in Ontario. Their programs incorporate traditional healing practices and modern therapeutic approaches.

Indigenous Services Canada

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  • Description: Offers mental health support and crisis intervention services for Indigenous peoples, including counseling, community-based programs, and culturally appropriate care.

Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA)

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  • Description: Focuses on empowering Indigenous women and their families through various mental health programs, advocacy, and support services.


Resources for the LGBTQ+ Community

Rainbow Health Ontario (RHO)

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  • Description: Promotes the health of Ontario’s LGBTQ+ communities through education, research, and community engagement. They provide a range of mental health resources and support services.


Egale Canada

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  • Description: Advocates for LGBTQ+ rights and offers resources for mental health, including counseling services, educational materials, and community programs to support mental well-being.


LGBT Youth Line

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  • Description: Provides confidential and non-judgmental peer support for LGBTQ+ youth in Ontario. Their services include a helpline, online chat, and text support for mental health concerns.

Resources for Individuals with Exceptionalities 

Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Ontario

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  • Description: Offers a wide range of mental health services and supports for individuals with disabilities. They provide counseling, community-based programs, and advocacy to promote mental well-being.

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)

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  • Description: Provides comprehensive mental health services, including specialized programs for individuals with disabilities. CAMH focuses on accessibility and tailored support to meet diverse needs.

Community Living Ontario

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  • Description: Advocates for and provides services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Their mental health programs are designed to enhance the well-being and inclusion of people with exceptionalities.