Support for Indigenous, Black, Racialized students

York University & AMPD is taking active steps to acknowledge, address and support the lived experiences of students who identify as racialized, Indigenous, Black, or People of Colour. Below are a few resources to help support students. This will be updated proactively as more action is undertaken.

  • The Centre for Indigenous Student Services (CISS) strives to create a sense of belonging and to support the academic, spiritual, physical, and emotional well-being of a diverse Indigenous student population:
  • Black Excellence at York University (BE YU) provides Black students with the supports they need to transition to university and maximize their student experience on the path to graduation:
  • Student Counselling, Health & Well-being (SCHWB) offers resources to cope with race related stress and counselling support group for racialized students:
  • Centre for Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion (CHREI) provides Case Resolution Officers if you have any questions, concerns, or need assistance relating to matters impacting your human rights:
  • Office of Student Community Relations (OSCR) provides conflict resolution services for concerns about student behaviour, including informal & formal inquiries regarding the application of the Student Code:
  • If you wish to share any confidential concerns directly to the Dean, please complete this machform. Please note, that if requested, we will keep comments and questions confidential unless required by law to do so otherwise:
  • As well, the Department of Theatre & Performance released its action plan to enhance equity, diversity, decolonization and inclusion within the Department:
  • To view AMPD’s Equity Plan developed by the Kojo Institute, please visit:
  • To view The Department of Cinema and Media Arts Action Plan Addressing Anti-Black Racism and the Colonization of Indigenous Peoples in Canada, please visit: