Ottawa Black Mental Health Coalition

A network of Black Leaders

This coalition aims to hold health system leaders accountable to ensuring safe, accessible, and culturally appropriate mental health programs and services for the African, Caribbean, Black community in Ottawa.

Mental Health Supports for Ottawa’s ACB Communities 

This Coalition aims to hold health system leaders accountable to ensuring safe, accessible and culturally appropriate mental health programs and services for the African, Caribbean, Black (ACB) community in Ottawa. We believe to achieve these outcomes; our strategies need to be grounded within Black communities, and centered around the Black voice. 

Working towards the development of a Regional Mental Health Strategy for the African, Caribbean, Black (ACB) community in Ottawa, our goal is to achieve a more equitable mental health system by improving access to culturally appropriate mental health supports and resources offering healthier outcomes for ACB residents in Ottawa. 

 Our Black leadership comprises key stakeholders, community members, academics, health and social service providers, and other partners who are embedded within the mental health and social service sector, all of whom are committed to dismantling the systemic barriers that exist within our health system.   

Bringing you the data

Connecting our community to mental health support and information  

Our research partners are dedicated to the development of culturally appropriate resources and information for both the ACB community and the organizations and professionals that provide mental health services in Ottawa. 

An engine of information and support

Knowledge Hub for Black Mental Health

Most of your service needs is based on the information you have, whether it is private or community lead. We culminate this data and give it directly to you.

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Mental Health of Black Communities in Canada

A Call to Action

Celina Caesar Chavannes and Greg Fergus will be with us to discuss how everyone in the community can raise awareness and better support change for mental health supports for the Black community.

The Women's Voice

Join our panel of amazing women as we discuss the experience and perspectives of women. We welcome special guests and participants to share and reflect on the mental health system and its impact on women in the community.