Five local Black community organizations you can get involved with

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Tamraa Greenidge

In week two of Black History Month, we are highlighting Black organizations in the Scarborough Community. Take a moment to check out these awesome organizations doing great work and how you can get involved.


Rise Edutainment








Rise Edutainment creates safe and inclusive spaces for youth and emerging artists to express themselves in a positive way. Through our Edutainment methodology, they empower performance artists to create meaningful art rooted in self-knowledge and self-expression. They believe art has the power to transform the lives of many youth they often see lost to the system and its streets.








Tropicana Community Services mission is to offer culturally aware and supportive programs to those in need, including but not limited to counselling, settlement services, childcare, education, personal development, and employment services, with a predominant focus on the Caribbean, Black and African communities of Toronto.


Taibu Community Health Centre



TAIBU Community Health Centre  provides primary health care and related services for Black populations across the Greater Toronto Area as its priority population and residents of the local community of Malvern. Recognizing that systemic oppression has fostered conditions of ill-health with Black communities, they strive to deliver these services through intersectional, equity based and culturally affirming practices which promote holistic wellness, health education, and prevention.

The Reading Partnership






The Reading Partnership partners with educators, community groups, organizations, and parents/caregivers to create literacy-focused programs, resources and opportunities that children and families need to be successful at all stages of life. They offer a reading partnership program for Black families.

The Collective Music Nation



Collective Music Nation Is a National non-profit organization that unifies, amplifies and advocates for the needs of the Canadian Urban (culturally/historically Black) music community.