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Racism & Safety Resources

Racism & Safety Resources

Racism & Safety Resources

As the world confronts racism in its many forms, the AMS wants to ensure that our anti-racist action is intersectional and actionable.

This resource list is not exhaustive, but simply a starting point. If you have any resources that you believe are missing and would be valuable, please do not hesitate to reach out. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns in regards to this resource list, please feel free to contact Vice President of Academic and University Affairs at

Anti-Racism Resources compiled by Good Good GoodCollaborative resource page with community shared resources, including articles, recommended podcasts, books, films, and organizations centred on anti-racism and supporting BIPOC individuals.
Anti-Racist and Cultural Humility Resources for AllyshipIncludes Books, Films, Shows, Podcasts, Organizations to support, and anti-racist vocabulary
How to Address Trauma Related to Curriculum ViolenceCurriculum violence, trauma endured in the classroom can affect students at all levels, underscoring the importance for teachers and stakeholders to understand and prevent it.
103 Things White People Can Do For Racial JusticeThis list is added to over time and provides a comprehensive list of action items white people can do to stand up against racial injustice.
Anti-Racism ResourcesCanada-specific resources and data, with a focused segment on racial injustice in income
Anti Racism Teacher ResourcesComprehensive list of resources constructed by the BC Teachers’ Federation that are centred on catering anti racism, anti- discrimination, and social justice education to students.
Canadian Anti-Racism Education and Research SocietyA registered non-profit charity, with a mandate to advocate and provide support services for hate crime and systemic racism, as well as public education about institutional racism.

Who to tell you story to:

Human Rights @ The Equity & Inclusion officeThe Equity & Inclusion Office, through the positions of the Director, Dialogue and Conflict Engagement and the Human Rights Advisor employs both proactive and responsive measures to create a culture of productive conflict engagement. The Equity and Inclusion office provides different types of support to the UBC community on the Vancouver and Okanagan campuses. Services are available at no cost to faculty, staff and students.
UBC OmbudspersonThe Office of the Ombudsperson for Students works with UBC community members to ensure students are treated fairly and can learn, work and live in a fair, equitable and respectful environment. The office provides general resource information and makes appropriate referrals; identifies and explains relevant university processes and policies; facilitates discussions and uses informal channels to seek resolution; works with students to plan strategies and explore options on how best to proceed; provides advice, support and training to faculty and staff who deal with students; and works to improve systems and develop best practices and procedures.604-822-6149
British Columbia Human Rights TribunalGovernmental service dedicated towards providing services catered towards supporting fellow citizens. You are able to file a complaint in regards to human rights violation or discrimination case through this service.
Say It ForwardWebsite catered towards women and girls looking to share their stories and experiences with a large
audience. Anonymity is available.
British Columbia Human Rights ClinicClinic that provides educational workshops and an
info line available throughout the work week that provides information in regards to BC Human Rights

Who to talk to:

Healing in ColourFor BIPOC, finding a therapist who understands our lived experiences can feel next to impossible. Healing in Colour strives to make that search easier. Healing in Colour offers a directory of BIPOC therapists who are committed to supporting BIPOC in all intersections. By helping to connect the community in this way, Healing in Colour aims to revitalize a legacy of
healing, liberation work and resiliency practices that have been lost/taken.
Black Youth HelplineServes all youth and specifically responds to the need for a Black youth specific service, positioned and resourced to promote access to
professional, culturally appropriate support for youth, families and schools.
Listening Space for Women who are BIPOC (Trans Inclusive)Kanupria, an ally and a woman ofcolor, is offering 45 min listening sessions to listen to femme-identifying BIPOC (women of color) nothing formal, just a listening ear
InstagramInstagrams that focuson black mentalhealth.
Therapy Assisted Online Self Help (TAO)Create an account and learn strategies for managing communication and relationships, stress and anxiety, low mood/depression, and substance use. You can access this resource 24/7 from any device and track your progress by completing a wellness assessment.
Foundry BCOffers resources and services to those under the age of 24
Here2TalkSpecifically for all post-secondary students currently enrolled within BC, including international
students currently abroad.
Available over any device that allows downloads from Apple Store or Google Play
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)Resources for coping with mental anxiety and stresses related to isolation (and self-isolation) with regards to COVID-19.
EmpowerMe UBCA mental health and wellness service that seeks to contribute to a resilient student community by supporting existing on-campus and Studentcare mental health resources. Empower Me allows students to connect with qualified counsellors, consultants, and life coaches for a variety of issues. As
an eligible student at UBC Vancouver, you’re entitled to sessions delivered in person, by telephone, by video-counselling, or by e-counselling.
The 24/7 helpline: 1-844-741-6389 (toll-free) from anywhere in North America for immediate crisis support.
AMS Peer SupportPeer Support provides free, confidential,one-on-one peer support for UBC students and staff facing a wide variety of challenges.604-822-9246

Who to talk to urgently:

Crisis Centre (BC)Immediate access to barrier-free, non-judgemental, confidential support and follow-up to youth, adults, and seniors throughout 24/7 phone lines and online services. Education and training programs that promote mental wellness and equip schools, organizations and communities to assist people at risk of suicide.1.800. SUICIDE

Greater Vancouver:

Toll Free: Lower BC Mainland and Sunshine Coast:

TTY: 1-866-872-0113

Online Distress Services:

Mental Health Support: BC Wide
Visit or call 2-1-1
Information and referrals to community service providers in BC, including mental health and substance use supports, housing, supports for families, culturally catered support for Indigenous people, and supports for immigrants and refugees
211 (call and text)

24 hr. Hotline:
Hope for WellnessImmediate mental health counselling and crisis intervention to all Indigenous peoples across Canada. The experienced and culturally competent Helpline counsellors can help if you want to talk, are distressed, have strong emotional reactions, or are triggered by painful memories. Multiple language options available1-855-242-3310
KUU-US Crisis Line
Provides support to callers within the Port Alberni area as well as Aboriginals throughout the Province of British Columbia. Once the crisis issue has been identified, the level of severity for call handling is determined. The goal is to establish a non-judgmental approach to listening and problem solving. A support system is put into place where the caller is brought back to a pre-crisis state.Adult/Elder Crisis Line:

Children and youth can call 250-723-2040 to talk to someone at any time.

Support groups and collectives

From skin colour and gender, to interests and social callings, we’re all different. AMS resource groups are run by students and aim to support, protect, and celebrate the different backgrounds and beliefs of its membership.

Color Connected Against Racism CollectiveAn AMS resource group that works to end racism, and all forms of oppression, discrimination and
UBC Social Justice CentreThe Social Justice Centre is a resource group that works toward progressive social change, inclusivity, and equity through a survivor-centric, harm reduction, radical, feminist, decolonial, anti-oppression
UBC Pride CollectiveThe Pride Collective is an AMS resource group that offers educational and social services dealing with sexual and gender diversity to the UBC community, including but not limited to students, staff, and
Women’s CentreThis student run organization has existed for over 40 years to support anybody that has faced gender-based oppression, and has experienced, will experience, or is experiencing
University Multi Faith Chaplains AssociationThe current membership includes Buddhist, Muslim, Jewish, Christian, and Bahá’í representation. Among Christian denominations you will find representatives from theAnglican, Baptist, Brethren Tradition, Pentecostal, Presbyterian, Roman Catholic, and United Churches. The main function of the chaplains is to help members of the UBC community to engage with their spirituality and faith.Craig O’Brien- Coordinating

Sexual health support:

Sexual Assault Support Centre (SASC)AMS-run student service that educates, supports, and empowers people of all genders who have experienced sexual violence as well as their friends and family. The SASC provides free and confidential services to UBC students, staff, faculty, and those connected to the UBC-Vancouver campus community.604-827-5180

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Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Office (SVPRO)SVPRO is a safe and confidential place for students, faculty, staff who have experienced sexual violence, regardless of where or when it took place. This includes any attempt or act of a sexual nature without your consent. All gender identities, expressions and sexualities are welcome.604-822-1588
Investigations OfficeProvides an impartial and trauma informed process for resolving complaints in a manner consistent with the principles of natural justice.

Receives reports of sexual misconduct and discrimination against members of the UBC community on both the Okanagan and Vancouver campuses.

Assigns an investigator to investigate reports of sexual misconduct and discrimination.

Ensures that investigations are non-adversarial, trauma-informed, and in compliance with procedural fairness.

When appropriate, explores alternative resolution processes.
604 827 2060
WAVAWSupplies services for cis and trans women, Two-spirit and non-binary people. Accessible 24 hr crisis line. Available services include hospital and police/court accompaniment, counseling, and text and online chat service. Open from Monday to Friday from 9am-5pm604-255-6228

Safety centered support services:

SafewalkSafewalk is a transportation service that accompanies students, staff and visitors with its driving and walking teams across campus after dusk. Safewalk prioritizes those who are vulnerable and feel unsafe travelling alone, allowing them to travel with a greater sense of security from one location to another. The service is intended to give safe means of transportation when no other form is available.604-822-5355
Blue Light ProgramBlue Phones can be found across the Vancouver campus, and available 24/7. If you see a crime being committed, need immediate assistance or directions, you are encouraged to use the Blue Phones. Push the button once and you will be connected to the Campus Security dispatcher. For emergency situations, dial 911 directly if you have a phone available. Please view the map below for the location of all blue phones
UBC Emergency AlertUBC ALERT is an important part of maintaining safetyand security during an emergency. Make sure we have your number. In the event of an emergency on campus, UBC ALERT sends text messages to your cell phone coordinated with messages on UBC`s main website (, Twitter (@ubcnews), and digital signs across campus.

Overall educational resources on racism, systemic racism, human rights violation, discrimination, white supremacy, etc.

A brief description of the history of racism, different types of racism and how to fight racism in Canada.
An article talking about the existence of white privilege and how the author herself have benefited due to these privileges.
BC human rights commissions’ list of resources one can access to educate themselves through different means of educational resources such as TV shows, movies, speeches, etc. and also provides instructions on how to report to the BC Human Rights Commission when one has been discriminated against.
An academic article regarding the white dominance in Canadian education system
A 3 minutes 30 seconds youtube video describing the difference between institutional, structural, and systemic racism in the context of policies that were in place in the U.S.
Compilation of information and facts about the FNMI and works done for the truth and reconciliation regarding the centuries of abuse the indigenous people had to go through in Canada.
A youtube playlist of short clips from different indigenous individuals talk about systemic racism and other indigenous issues in hopes of educating non-indigenous individuals about the hardships indigenous people might have to go through in Canada.
The video is comprised of clips from videotaped interviews in which several UBC students, both Indigenous and non-Indigenous, share their most memorable classroom experiences where the discussion of Indigenous issues became difficult, as well as share their reflections on the dynamics underpinning these situations.
This series of three fact sheets focuses on racism experienced by Indigenous peoples in Canada – how to understand it in historical context, how it affects individuals and communities, and what programs, policies and strategies exist to combat it.
Canadiana documentary on the history of slavery in Canada.
A short documentary video about Hogan’s Alley in Vancouver, a black neighbourhood where the community was destroyed due to the municipal government’s decision for an urban renewal
MIT resources describing strategies an active bystander can utilize if in a scenario when prejudice and discrimination is ensued upon another.
Statistics on islamophobia
How to counter islamophobia