The Weekly Download – June 5, 2020

The Weekly Download - June 5This past week our team dedicated time to listen and learn how we can grow to be supportive allies for Black people and other people of colour. 

As a team that has navigated our lives through white privilege, knowing where to start both personally and professionally is not only challenging, but uncomfortable. We recognize this discomfort as white fragility, and while we realize such feelings don’t serve a community that needs our support, we also know that this is where growth and change happen. 

Instead of our regular format for The Weekly Download, we’ve curated a list of resources that we’d like to share. Whether this list is used for your own education, for sharing with your friends and family, or for introducing to your client or customer network, we’re ready to walk forward as allies together.

To Read

The Weekly Download - June 5, 2020

The Skin We’re In by Desmond Cole

“A bracing, provocative, and perspective-shifting book from one of Canada’s most celebrated and uncompromising writers, Desmond Cole. The Skin We’re In will spark a national conversation, influence policy, and inspire activists.”

How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi

“From the National Book Award–winning author of Stamped from the Beginning comes a “groundbreaking” (Time) approach to understanding and uprooting racism and inequality in our society—and in ourselves.”

White Anti-Racism: Living the Legacy

To Watch

Just Mercy


When They See Us


Hidden Figures


12 Years a Slave


To Support

Black-Owned Restaurants in Toronto

Black Canada Biz Directory

Black Canadians Who Are Making Their Mark in the Business World

To Give

Black Lives Matter – Toronto

Official George Floyd Memorial Fund

Black Women in Motion

Black Youth Helpline

We’ll be continuing to add to this list. If you have other resource recommendations for our team, please share them with us.

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