Anti-Black Racism Resources for Parents

Parents are encouraged to review the linked resources to identify those that are best suited for your use.

York Region District School Board is hosting three webinars for Black youth to learn about the mental health supports that are available to them.  The sessions will be hosted by Roxanne Francis, MSW, RSW, and YRDSB Social Workers Richard Langhorne MSW, RSW, and Hoshana Calliste, MSW, RSW. 

In these webinars, youth will learn about how to access mental health supports, resources, and strategies.  The webinars will also provide a safe space for Black youth to express themselves. 

Youth can join the webinars by filling out the registration form​.


Junior resources

Intended for students grades 4 to 8.

An asterisk (*) indicates that is it a resource on talking about race.

  • Dr. Maya Angelou: Be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud
    • ​Quote from Oprah Master class excerpt: “We all should know that diversity makes for a rich tapestry, and we must understand that all of the threads of the tapestry are equal in value no matter what their colour.”


Com​munity resources


 Mental Health R​​eso​urces