DISCOVER US

MISSION

To reduce the racial disparities in health outcomes and promote health and well-being for people from the diverse Black communities in Canada with emphasis on the broad determinants of health, including racism.

WHAT WE DO

The Black Health Alliance is a community-led registered charity working to improve the health and well-being of Black communities in Canada. Building on our track record as an effective mobilizer and champion, we continue to grow our movement for change. Driven by groundbreaking research, strong partnerships, and people, this movement continues to build innovative solutions to improve Black health and well-being, and mobilize people and financial resources to create lasting change in the lives of Black children, families and communities.

VISION

People from the diverse Black communities in Canada experience optimal health and well-being.

VALUES

Afrocentricity

Afrocentricity affirms the multitudes of African cultural expression and values the dignity and respect afforded to persons of African descent. BHA therefore recognizes that our common ancestry serves as the critical linchpin for people of African descent to build healthy and resilient communities, whether they are multi-generation Canadians or have recently immigrated to Canada.

Collective Work Responsibility

We believe that in order to improve the health and well-being of Black communities, we must work in partnership to build and maintain our communities, recognize our problems as collective difficulties, and work cooperatively to eliminate our issues together.

Leadership

We believe that leadership begins with a strong shared vision, a commitment to build networks and engage the right people across sectors. It is also imporant to leverage skills and collaboration to deliver and execute BHA’s promised shared vision.

OUR TEAM

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

  • Dalon Taylor

    President

  • Nakia Lee-Foon

    Vice-President & Director - Events

  • J.R. Dash

    Treasurer & Director - Communications

  • Yvette Leander

    Secretary & Director - Governance

  • Dr. Christopher Morgan

    Founder & Director - Stakeholder and Government Relations

  • Lydia-Joi Marshall

    Director - Research & Policy

  • Paul Bailey

    Director - Resource Development

  • Amoye Henry

    Director - Strategic Initiatives

OUR HISTORY

2000

The Black Health Alliance is established. Our Founder, Dr. Christopher Morgan, seeks to bring influencers and organizations together to advocate for Black Health.

2002

Black Health Alliance makes a submission to the Commission on the Future of Healthcare in Canada. It was one of a few which discussed racial disparities in healthcare facing Black Canadians and provided workable solutions, making recommendations to create an equitable, and sustainable healthcare system.

2005

The Black Health Alliance leads a major research study: How do Black youth in Scarborough Access Healthcare?  

2006

Black Health Alliance is awarded $900,000 in funding from the Government of Ontario to establish TAIBU Community Health Centre, an organization with the primary mandate to serve the Black communities across the Greater Toronto Area.

2012

BHA becomes a registered charity.

2014

Successful grant application for cervical and breast cancer project – in collaboration with professionals from St. Michael’s Hospital; TAIBU CHC; McMaster University Health Sciences Centre and Olive Branch of Hope.

2015

 A Sound Mind: Mental Health in the Black Community Forum. First of its kind, this forum generated open dialogue on the barriers, personal and systemic, that interfere with addressing mental illness in the Black community.

2018

Secured joint funding of $1M towards shifting the system around Black Youth Mental Health with CAMH, East Metro Youth Services, TAIBU and Wellesley Institute.

2000

The Black Health Alliance is founded. Our founder, Dr. Chris Morgan, sought to bring influencers and organizations together to advocate for Black Health

2005

The Black Health Alliance leads a major research study: How do Black youth in Scarborough Access Healthcare?  

2006

BHA is awarded [insert amount] in funding from the Government of Ontario to establish TAIBU Community Health Centre

2012

BHA becomes a registered charity

2014

Successful grant application for cervical and breast cancer project – in collaboration with professionals from St. Michaels’ Hospital; TAIBU CHC; McMaster University Health Sciences Centre and Olive Branch of Hope.

2015

 A Sound Mind: Mental Health in the Black Community Forum. First of its kind, this forum generated open dialogue on the barriers, personal and systemic, that interfere with addressing mental illness in the Black community.

2018

Secured funding of towards shifting the system around Black Youth Mental Health.

STRATEGIC PLAN

Our introduction to the Black Health and Well-Being strategy will be available Spring 2018. Click Here to be added to our mailing list.

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