BIPOC Community Map


During the early months of 2022, we partnered with students at MacEwan University to pull together efforts in designing a community resource map and report. 

This report displays important key concepts relevant to the understanding of workers' rights and the inequalities minorities face. The purpose of this project is to highlight resources that are specifically geared towards minority groups within the Greater Sudbury and Northeastern Ontario regions.

 

 

Thank You: Hala Abdullahi, Gertrude Benko, Abby Odegarden, Adele Roberts, and Natasha Robinson.

SWEAC
 N’Swakamok Native Friendship Centre – Apatisiwin Employment and Training Program
Gezhtoojig Employment & Training
Sudbury Community Legal Clinic
Canadian Hearing Services
Elizabeth Fry Society of Sudbury
Timmins & District Multicultural Centre
Collège Boréal
Thunder Bay Multicultural Association
Métis Nation of Ontario – Sudbury
North Bay & District Multicultural Centre
YMCA Employment Services & Immigrant Services
Sault Community Career Centre
North Bay & District Multicultural Centre
Canadian Mental Health Association
Sudbury Action Centre for Youth
Native People of Sudbury Development Corporation
Ontario Aboriginal Housing Services
Ontario Aboriginal Housing Services
Public Health Sudbury & Districts
Atikameksheng Anishnawbek Community Centre
Canadian Mental Health Association
Compass / Boussole / Akii-Izhinoogan
Ojibway Women’s Lodge
Monarch Recovery Services
Aboriginal Peoples Alliance Northern On
Legal Aid Ontario Duty Counsel
Office of the Worker Adviser
Nipissing Indian Reserve No. 10
Temagami First Nation

Sudbury Alternatives to Calling the Police

The police force upholds a system of racialized violence and white supremacy. This list was
created as a resource for steps to use before calling the police, in order to keep members of the BIPOC community safe from police violence.

If your life or the life of someone you know is in danger, call 9-1-1.

(Resources with an asterisk (*) next to them are known to work alongside the Greater Sudbury Police Services – be mindful of this if using those resources. It is also important to note that OAHAS Sudbury is a safe space that does not welcome police, and NISA is a peer-run organization that will go far to resolve issues without involving the police.)

Indigenous Community Resources

  • N’Swakamok Native Friendship Centre – 705.674.2128
  • Aboriginal Peoples’ Alliance/APANO – 705.670.9592
  • Shkagamik-Kwe Health Centre – 705.675.1596
  • Metis Nation of Ontario – 705.671.9855
  • First Nations & Inuit Hope for Wellness Hotline – 1.855.242.3310
  • Ontario Aboriginal HIV/AIDS Strategy (OAHAS) — 1.800.743.8851 x.114 or x.124
  • *Mindspace – 705.525.1008 / Toll Free 1.800.815.7126
  • Kids Helpline – 1.800.668.6868
  • Crisis Text Line – text “TALK” to 686868 (en) / “TEXTO” 686868 (fr)

Black Community Resources

  • Afro-Heritage Association – 705.920.0402
  • Black Lives Matter Sudbury – blacklivesmatter.sudbury@gmail.com
  • Helpline for Black Canadian Youth – 1.416.285.9944 / 1.833.294.8650/ info@blackyouth.ca

Mental Health

  • NISA/Northern Initiative for Social Action – 705.222.6472 / Toll Free 1.866.856.9276
  • The Regional Warm Line – 1.866.856.9276
  • Canadian Mental Health Association – 705.675.7252 / Toll Free 1.866.285.2642
  • *Crisis Line – 705.675.4760 / Toll Free 1.877.841.1101
  • Mental Health Helpline – 1.866.531.2600
  • Positive Steps – 705.523.4988 x. 4377
  • Sudbury Mental Health & Addictions Centre – 705.523.4988
  • Schizophrenia Society of Ontario – 1.800.449.6367
  • Mental Health Service Information Line – 1.866.531.2600

Domestic Violence

  • Genevra House (YWCA) – 705.674.2210 / Toll Free 1.800.461.0133 
  • Centre Victoria Pour Femmes – 705.670.2517 / Toll Free 1.877.336.2433
  • Assaulted Women’s Helpline 1.866.863.0511 / TTY 1.866.863.7868

Sexual Assault

  • HSN Violence Intervention and Prevention Program – 705.675.4743
  • Centre Victoria Pour Femmes – 705.670.2517 / Toll Free 1.877.336.2433
  • Voices for Women – 705.671.5495
  • Support Services for Male Survivors – 705.524.9629 / Toll-Free 1.866.887.0015
  • *HSN Pediatric Abuse Referral & Evaluation (16 y/o and younger) – 705.675.4743
  • Ojibway Women’s Lodge (North Bay) – 705.472.3321
  • Sudbury Counseling Centre – 705.524.9629 x. 218
  • She Matters – 705.919.9388 / hello@shematterstribe.com
  • Sudbury & Area Victim Services – 705.522.6970 (*Note: this resource is located in the same building as GSPS, as it is an independent nonprofit that works closely with the police — HOWEVER, was created to deal with the fact that police aren’t trained to work with those left behind after violent crimes or sudden death. Staff are able to meet people elsewhere, and can attend calls without police involvement.)

Addiction Services 

  • Connex Ontario – 1.866.531.2600
  • Detox/Withdrawal Management Services – 705.671.7366 x. 1
  • Monarch Recovery Services – 705.674.4193
  • Northwood Recovery – 705.806.3737 / Toll Free 1.833.805.3737
  • Drug & Alcohol Helpline – 1.866.531.2600
  • Rapid Access Addiction Medicine/RAAM Clinic – 705.523.7100 x.1875

Youth Resources

  • SACY – 705.673.4396
  • *Mindspace – 705.525.1008 / Toll Free 1.800.815.7126
  • Kids Helpline – 1.800.668.6868
  • Crisis Text Line – text “TALK” to 686868 (en) / “TEXTO” 686868 (fr)

Homelessness

  • Homelessness Network 
  • Association des Jeunes de la Rue – 705.675.6422
  • Corner clinic – 705.280.7888 / 705.673.3721
  • Jeunes de la Rue Community Outreach – 705.669.1502

LGBTQ2S+

  • TG Innerselves – 705.673.4396 x. 201
  • Reseau Access Network – 705.688.0500 x.216
  • LGBT Youthline – 1.800.268.9688 **NOTE** currently only accepting texts or online chat 647.694.4275 (text only) or youthline.ca 
  • Trans Lifeline – 1.877.330.6366
  • Ontario Aboriginal HIV/AIDS Strategy (OAHAS) – 1.800.743.8851 x.126 to contact a 2S worker

Suicide

  • S.A.F.E. – 630.819.9505 / 1.800.366.8288
  • The Regional Warm Line – 1.866.856.9276
  • Crisis Services Canada (helpline/Infoline) / 2-1-1

Seniors

  • Seniors Outreach (operated by NISA) – 705.222.6472
  • Senior Safety Line 1.866.299.1011
  • Behavioral Supports Ontario – 1.855.276.6313

Harm Reduction

  • Harm Reduction Outreach Program – 705.207.2122
  • Harm Reduction Delivery Service – 705.673.4396 x. 205
  • Harm Reduction Day Program – 705.675.7572 x. 704 or x. 701 / 1.866.285.2642
  • The Point – 705.522.9200 / 1.866.522.9200s
  • Ontario Aboriginal HIV/AIDS Strategy (OAHAS) — 1.800.743.8851 x.114 or x.124

Justice

  • Elizabeth Fry Society – 705.673.1364 
  • *Sudbury District Restorative Justice/SDRJ – 705.674.1825 
  • Sex Worker Advisory Network (SWANS) – 705.280.8005 / swansudbury@gmail.com

Thank you to Black Lives Matter Sudbury For their generosity in sharing and creating this list.BLM Sudbury