The Growth and Solidarity website aims to be a resource and research hub to strengthen Asian mental health across Canada through research and the collection and development of resources promoting racial equity and inclusion. This page contains resources created by the Growth and Solidarity team to support Asian Canadians along their journey of healing; resources that share information about advocacy, activism, and further learning; and resources with direct links to support. Please note that we are a British Columbia based organization and most of our resources are indicative of this.

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Anti-Racism Zine This zine was designed to reduce and mend some of the harm perpetuated towards and by Asian people. It is a part of how we can cultivate our individual and collective healing and growth.


Asian Canadian Benevolent Association A volunteer based organization, the Asian Canadian Benevolent Association works with local businesses and the food bank to collect and distribute to the elders, homeless, and vulnerable in the community.
Act 2 End Racism Act 2 End Racism is a network of concerned citizen and community groups of Asian descent created to address the increased racism against Asian-Canadians during Covid. The network works on activities and campaigns targeted at anti-racism, including media releases, information campaigns, a national anti–racism registry, and anti-racism resources/ tools development.
Covid Racism Fight Covid Racism is a coalition of the following organizations: the Chinese Canadian National Council - Toronto Chapter; Chinese Canadian National Council Social Justice; Chinese and Southeast Asian Legal Clinic; and, Civic Engagement Network - Society of Canada. Their aim is to track and report anti-Asian racism and xenophobia in Canada.
Nikkei Place Nikkei Place is a campus of three non-profit organizations working collectively for the good of local, national, and international Canadian and “Nikkei” (Japanese ancestry) communities. Together, their mandates support children, new immigrants, and seniors with engaging programs, activities, events and services.
Canadian Anti-Racism Network A The purpose of the Society is to:
-Track and monitor hate group activity
-Provide victim support services for hate crime and systemic racism
-Provide public education about institutional racism, hate groups and hate group recruitment
-Help youth leave hate groups
-Liaise with law enforcement and other agencies on racism and hate group activity
-Work with and support organizations with similar objectives
-Advocate for legislative change to help stop systemic racism and hate motivated activity
The Blossom Fund The Blossom Mental Health Fund is the registered non-profit arm of The RepresentASIAN Project focused on supporting the mental health of Asian Canadians. Their mission is to destigmatize mental health within Asian diasporic communities by creating mental health content and resources that reflect cultural nuances and providing grants to those facing financial barriers to therapy.
Elimin8hate Elimin8Hate (E8) is the advocacy arm of the Vancouver Asian Film Festival. Their aim is to interrupt, dismantle and eliminate anti-Asian racism at the individual, institutional and systemic level by harnessing the power of arts, film and media. They provide anti-Asian racism learning opportunities, and create safe, inclusive ways for impacted community members and allies to participate in initiatives aimed at supporting systemic change for an equitable society.
Vancouver Chinatown Foundation The Vancouver Chinatown Foundation aims to honour a culture and community established in Vancouver more than 100 years ago. The organization values entrepreneurship, innovation and a passion to help the revitalization of Chinatown, one of Canada’s most iconic neighborhoods and the historic heart of Vancouver.
Yarrow Society The Yarrow Intergenerational Society for Justice supports youth and low-income immigrant seniors in Chinatown and the Downtown Eastside in Vancouver. They aim to build power in community through intergenerational relationship building, and by helping seniors overcome language and cultural barriers to services that meet their basic needs. Their vision is of a Chinatown that is intergenerational and thriving, with accessible and culturally relevant services and an environment that cherishes our seniors and youth.
Hua Foundation Hua foundation is a youth empowerment non-profit working on racial equity and civic engagement issues in Vancouver. Their mission mission is to strengthen capacity among Asian diasporic youth, in solidarity with other communities, to challenge, change, and create systems for a more equitable and just future.
Swan Vancouver SWAN promotes the rights, health, and safety of im/migrant women engaged in indoor sex work through frontline service and systemic advocacy.
Asian Gold Ribbon Asian Gold Ribbon is a platform developed for social change and to initiate wide-spread visibility against anti-Asian hate and racism– an optimistic renewal for generations of Asians feeling pride in who they are. They support Asian mental health and wellbeing, amplify Asian voices, and educate to raise awareness.
Red Canary Song Red Canary Song is a grassroots organization of Asian and Migrant sex workers and massage workers, organizing transnationally. Their work is in the tradition of sex worker mutual aid, and they center base-building with migrant massage workers through a labor rights, migrant justice, and PIC abolitionist framework. They believe that the full decriminalization of sex work is necessary for the safety and survival of massage workers and trafficking survivors.
Butterfly Butterfly was formed by sex workers, social workers, legal and health professionals. It provides support to, and advocates for, the rights of Asian and migrant sex workers. The organization is founded upon the belief that sex workers are entitled to respect and basic human rights. 
National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum The National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF) is the only organization focused on building power with AAPI women and girls to influence critical decisions that affect our lives, our families and our communities. Using a reproductive justice framework, we elevate AAPI women and girls to impact policy and drive systemic change in the United States.
Project 1907 Project 1907 provide spaces for diasporic Asians to understand our histories, explore our identities, examine our privileges and reclaim our power
Project Protech Project Protech (Pandemic Rapid-response Optimization To Enhance Community-Resilience and Health) is a community-engaged action research project that aims to reduce the negative psychosocial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Chinese Canadians and other affected groups while promoting community resilience.

Asians Do Therapy   Asians Do Therapy is an organization dedicated to reducing stigma and increase access to therapy for AAPIs started by licensed therapist Yin J. Li. The site highlights how to navigate getting started finding a therapist, resources as well as sharing the stories of others in therapy. 
Anti-Asian Racism Resources Resources compiled by Drs. Catherine Costigan and Danu Anthony Stinson (University of Victoria) and updated by Growth & Solidarity Research Team
Faces of Racism A resource with multiple translations for Asian communities to discuss and respond to subtle racism
Ibram X. Kendi’s Antiracist Reading List ACLU Podcast Activist Amanda Nguyen on the Rise of Attacks on Asian Americans (Episode 144)
No One is Paying Attention A comic about the rise in anti-Asian crimes by Lisa Lim


The Other Problematic Outbreak: As the coronavirus spreads across the globe, so does racism by Yasmeen Serhan and Timothy McLaughlin
Racism and the history of Asian sex work by Jeff Yang  


Chinese Canadians share their experiences of racism during COVID-19 by Jessica Lee
Stop AAPI Hate  released the number of AAPI hate crimes that were reported this year
We Can’t Ignore the Recent Attacks on the Asian American Community by Yujia Ding
“Other”: A Brief History of American Xenophobia  
Art Workers Mobilize to Combat Anti-Asian Racism
Anti-Racism For Kids 101: Starting To Talk About Race   by Books for Littles  
Your Kids Aren’t Too Young to Talk About Race by Katrina Michie
‘Model Minority’ Myth Again Used as a Racial Wedge Between Asians and Blacks by Kat Chow  
My White Friend Asked Me on Facebook to Explain White Privilege. I Decided to Be Honest – by Lori Lakin Hutcherson

Take Action  UVic Anti-Racism Education Program
75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice – By Corinne Shutack
Crowd-Sourced Anti-racism resources
Wu (2020) Allyship in the Time of Coronavirus: Resistance to the New Yellow Peril. BC Psychologist
Anti-Asian Discrimination and Antiracist Bystander Behaviors amid the COVID-19 Outbreak preprint by Pricilla Lui
Action Resource Plan for Asian Americans and Allies by Annie Wu & Kim Saira
Take Action in your classes Anti-Racism Teacher Resources from the BC Teachers’ Federation
Anti-Racist Classroom Reading List by Nura Ali and Annie Canto
Image of Different Forms of White Supremacy from the Social Planning Council of Winnipeg
8 Terms Used in Anti-Racism Work Explained
Systemic Interventions in Clinical Practice Chou, Yan, & Costigan (2020). A Primer on Chinese Canadian Mental Health and COVID-19 Racism. BC Psychologist
Corneau, S., & Stergiopoulis, V. (2012). More than being against it: Anti-racism and anti-oppression in mental health services. Transcultural Psychiatry, 49, 261-282.
Motulsky, S. L., Gere, S. H., Saleem, R., & Trantham, S. M. (2014). Teaching social justice in counseling psychology. The Counseling Psychologist, 42, 1058–1083.
Ratts, M.J., Singh, A.A., Nassar‐McMillan, S., Butler, S.K. and McCullough, J.R. (2016). Multicultural and Social Justice Counseling Competencies: Guidelines for the Counseling Profession. Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 44: 28-48. https://doi:10.1002/jmcd.12035 
Sue, D. W., Alsaidi, S., Awad, M. N., Glaeser, E., Calle, C. Z., & Mendez, N. (2019). Disarming racial microaggressions: Microintervention strategies for targets, White allies, and bystanders. American Psychologist, 74(1), 128–142.
Whiteness Matters: Exploring White Privilege, Color Blindness and Racism in Psychotherapy by Margaret Clausen


Crisis Lines 9-1-1 if you are in an emergency situation.

1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433) if you are dealing with suicidal thoughts or concerned about someone who may be.

310 Mental Health Support at 310-6789 (no area code needed) for emotional support, information and resources specific to mental health.

Kid’s Help Phone at 1-800-668-6868 to speak to a professional support, available 24 hours a day.

Open Path Psychotherapy Collective A nonprofit nationwide network of mental health professionals dedicated to providing low cost therapy in-office and online for $30-$60 per session to clients in need.
Asian Mental Health Collective AMHC aspires to make mental health easily available, approachable, and accessible to Asian communities worldwide.
Healing in Colour Healing in colour aims to make it easiar for BIPOC to find a therapist who understands our lived experiences can feel next to impossible. They offer a directory of BIPOC therapists who are committed to supporting BIPOC with all intersections.

Crisis Lines S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Help Lines for culturally relevant help lines in Mandarin or Cantonese.

Chimo Crisis Line at 604-279-7070 (7 days a week, 8am to midnight).

Kuu-us Crisis Line for Indigenous community members.

Here to Help BC HeretoHelp is a project of the BC Partners for Mental Health and Substance Use Information. They help you find quality information, learn new skills, and connect with key resources in BC. HeretoHelp allows you to explore strategies to help you take care of your mental health and use substances in healthier ways, find the information you need to manage mental health and substance use problems, and learn how you can support a loved one.
HealthLinkBC HealthLinkBC provides knowledge to learn about mental health and mental health issues.
Mind Map BC – IBPOC Focused Support Services in BC A growing list of counsellors, mental health services, and other supports, that have demonstrated a commitment to being 2S/LGBTQ-affirming but included IBPOC focused services more broadly, acknowledging that IBPOC people of all sexual orientations and gender identities may be looking for support.
Multicultural Mental Health Resource Centre The MMHRC provides resources in multiple languages to support culturally safe and competent mental health care for Canada’s diverse population. The website presents resources designed for laypeople, patients and their families, community organizations, health professionals, and policy makers, planners and administrators.
Chinese Mental Health Promotion Program In Vancouver, the Chinese Mental Health Promotion Program improves the lives of individuals in the Chinese community by increasing awareness of mental health issues, promoting wellness through recreational and leisure activities and reducing the stigma associated with mental illness.
Chimo Community Services In Richmond, Chimo Community Services now serves over 10,000 individuals and families each year from different cultural backgrounds, age groups, family lifestyles, and economic situations. Chimo provides diverse services from community building to prevention, from individual crisis support to advocacy, and from peer support to education. Chimo offers adult crisis and suicide intervention counselling and parent education series; service offered in Mandarin, Cantonese, Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu, Tagalog, Japanese and Korean.
Touchstone Family Association A non-profit community based social service agency providing services to Richmond. Services have primarily focused on preserving and enhancing family relationships. Through qualified staff,  a wide variety of professional services are offered to the community.
Vancouver Island Counselling Centre for Immigrants and Refugees VICCIR's principal activity is to provide mental health counselling to immigrants and refugees living on Vancouver Island.


Momentum Walk-In Counselling Alberta Mental health triage centre that helps individuals who cannot pay or wait for aid through the traditional health care system.
Alberta Health Services Provides short-term counselling on a walk-in basis for people experiencing a range of emotional or mental health issues and help people make changes in their lives. Several locations available across Alberta.
Calgary Counselling Centre Individual and group counselling services and programs with sliding scale fees based on income.
Addiction and Mental Health Helpline Alberta Call: 1-866-332-2322 (24/7)
The Addiction and Mental Health Help Line is confidential service that provides support, information and referrals to Albertans experiencing addiction and mental health concerns, including problem gambling. The service is staffed by a multidisciplinary team comprised of nurses, psychiatric nurses, social workers, occupational therapists, and psychologists.
Mental Health Helpline Alberta Call: 1-877-303-2642  (24/7)
The Mental Help Line provides confidential support, information about mental health programs and services, and referrals to Albertans experiencing mental health concerns. The line is staffed by a multidisciplinary team comprised of nurses, psychiatric nurses, social workers, occupational therapists, and psychologists.
Crisis Text Line Alberta Text: CONNECT to 741741
My Health Alberta Information on topics such as depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, panic attacks and panic disorder, schizophrenia.
Mental Health Foundation Individuals needing access to services can now simply call (780) 424-2424 or walk-in to Anderson Hall at 10959 102 St NW, every day of the week, 24/7. Addiction and Mental Health (AMH) Access 24/7 has consolidated close to one hundred community access points into one front door where patients and families have streamlined access to multiple services, making it easier for patients to navigate the system.


Family Service Toronto Counselling Fees are charged on a sliding scale based on household income and are designed to be accessible for all income ranges for anyone living or working in the city of Toronto. Family Service Toronto is a non-profit social service agency and fees are required to supplement the funding that we receive for this service. Staff can provide service in Farsi, Spanish, Tagalog, French and English. Occasionally they may provide service in other languages.
What’s Up Walk-In Toronto Brief counselling services by mental health professionals on issues of concern, such as depression, anxiety, conflict in the family, suicidal thoughts, bullying, sexual and gender identity, parenting challenges, parent-child relationship challenges, child development, racism, sexism, homophobia, newcomer issues, sexual assault.
Clearpath Solutions Professional psychology, coaching and consultation practice located in downtown Toronto. The Clear Path Solutions team of skilled coaches, counsellors and therapists know how to deliver effective services tailored to your personal needs and situation.
Dalton Associates Provides psychological counselling and assessment services in Toronto. Our numerous counsellors in this city offer a wide range of psychological services such as marriage counselling and relationship therapy, individual psychotherapy, family counselling, geriatric therapy, as well as child and youth counselling and psychotherapy.


Hong Fook Mental Health Association Ontario The leading ethnocultural community mental health agency with a consolidated culturally competent team in Ontario serving the Asian communities. Hong Fook provides a continuum of services ranging from treatment of illness to promotion of wellness in the Cambodian, Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin), Korean, and Vietnamese communities. 
Bounce Back Ontario A free cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) program that offers guided mental health self-help supports for adults and youth 15 and older.
211 Ontario Ontario 211 is a free helpline that connects you to community and social services in your area 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, in over 150 languages.
Toronto Distress Centre 416 408-4357 or 408-HELP (24/7)
Brampton & Mississauga Spectra Helpline 416 920-0497 or 905 459-7777 (24/7)
Durham Crisis Mental Health Line 905 666-0483 (24/7)
Halton Region – Oakville Distress Centre 905 849-4541
TogetherAll Ontario Staying connected through online peer support.
Senior Persons Living Connected Scarborough Chinese Adult Day Progran that provies social, recreational, and therapeutic activities to promote independence for older adults who are frail, isolated or suffering from chronic health conditions in a group setting for part of the day. Helps to support family caregivers who provide day-to-day care.
SEAS Centre GTA S.E.A.S.Centre (Support Enhance Access Service Centre) is a not–for-profit social service agency promoting individual well-being, enhancing family harmony, and encouraging community involvement in all walks of life through diverse program, volunteer opportunities and community activities.