Community Engagement

Please see the list below for a variety of resources available to the U of T community that the department hopes people will find helpful. If there are others that might be useful, please send them to The resources listed on this page are not exhaustive and will continue to be updated periodically.

Student groups are eligible to receive $500 in funding to support equity, diversity and inclusion initiatives. Please visit the U of T Sport & Recreation's Diversity & Equity page for more information.

Anti-Asian Racism Resources

The Department of East Asian Studies condemns racist violence in any form. We extend support and solidarity to all who suffer the deleterious effects of racism on any scale, from micro- to macro-aggressions to individual and structural violence, including those who have been subjected to the increasingly xenophobic and exclusionary tenor of public discourse during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

To support our community in the ways we know best, as scholars, teachers, and students, and in solidarity with the May 29-30, 2021 event “Anti-Asian Racism Undone!” (AARU), we have compiled a list of resources that offer historical context and information on current and ongoing anti-racist campaigns, in order to help our communities take action. The organizers of AARU have also compiled a list of helpful resources.

If you have questions about or suggestions for our list, please contact either Professor Michelle Cho ( or Professor Lisa Yoneyama (

Toronto For All

Toronto For All is a public education initiative that consists of multiple campaigns to end discrimination and foster dialogue. Campaigns to end anti-East Asian racism and anti-Black racism are included, as well as informational webpages on the Indigenous peoples of Tkaronto and Torontonians with disabilities. Visit Toronto For All’s website to learn more about the initiative’s campaigns.

Anti-Black Racism Resources, Events and Initiatives

¹The New Normal podcast releases first instalment of two-part episode on anti-Black racism” via U of T News.

Please also read the EAS Department’s statement in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.

LGBTQ2S+ Resources

Indigenous Resources and Events

Mental Health Resources Available 24/7:

For students, please visit Student Life's "Support When You Feel Distressed" page for a comprehensive list of resources available and the Student Mental Health Resource website for quick access to mental health services. Students can also use Navi, a chat-based service, which helps users find mental health support services available at the university. U of T's My SSP (Student Support Program) is also available 24/7 from anywhere in the world.

If you'd like to speak with a University of Toronto student, check out Student Life's Health & Wellness Peer Support service to chat about what's on your mind. The service is open to undergraduate and graduate students (across all three campuses) residing in Ontario.

For staff and faculty, please use the Employee and Family Assistance Program:

Toll-free: 1.800.663.1142
TTY: 1.866.398.9505
Collect: 604.689.1717