Wanasah is bridging the gap between mental health and

Our Vision

Wanasah intends to build safe and inclusive communities where Black youth with mental health concerns live with dignity and a sense of purpose.

Our target population is Black youth aged 12 - 25 years old and their families with mental health concerns and/or problematic substance use, in Regent Park.

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Wanasah considers our spiritual, emotional, social and mental factors, not only the diagnosis and symptoms.

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Culturally Safe

Culturally safe services support individuals in drawing strength from their own identity and community.

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Inclusive services recognize the rights of all individuals to mutual respect and acceptance without any biases.

Our Voices

Wanasah means dialogue, as only through dialogue will meaningful change occur.

"We all need help, but we don’t always feel welcome. If we feel welcome we will come and we feel welcome here"

Wanasah Community Member

Sometimes it feels like "they" think we are used to all this pain... that we don't hurt because a black youth getting shot is normal to us

Wanasah Youth

We come from civil war to another war here. We learned the language, the lifestyle. Now we learn about the war here. I can't sleep comfortably at night.

Wanasah Community Member

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