We emphasize using evidence based policies, programs and strategies to advocate for Black women to engage in developing their holistic wellbeing.
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At Afya Collective, we are dedicated to services that will give black women opportunities to succeed in their communities.
“Anti-Black racism impacts the health and wellbeing of Torontonians of African descent. Toronto Public Health’s 2013 study examining racialization and health inequities found that experiencing racial discrimination contributes to poor health outcomes by “triggering harmful biological, psychological and behavioural responses.” Compared to nonracialized people, Toronto’s Black residents report higher rates of pain and discomfort, high blood pressure, and overweight and obesity.” 1 – The City Of Toronto
13% of Black Canadians reported experiencing discrimination at work or in the context of a hiring process in 2014, compared to 6% of the rest of the Canadian population.5