Across Boundaries has developed a collection of books and award- winning video and research that is designed to help organizations, institutions and communities in addressing various issues such as anti-racism, mental health and anti-oppression.

Being a leader in the field of ethnoracial mental health, AB's resources and research publications are widely recognized and revered for its quality work.

Whether it's for a lecture, presentation, conference, or personal study, our materials will provide you with possibly the most comprehensive understanding of the specific issues that prevail in the areas of mental health and racialized communities.

Feel free to browse through our selection of informative materials and contact us when you are ready to purchase an item.

Some brochures and videos are available in three different languages: Somali, Persian and English.

Dr. McKenzie's Report - This is a presentation by Dr. Mckenzie at the Summer 2009 conference summarizing the three studies conducted by Across Boundaries in 2008.

Trauma Report - Re-Conceptualizing "Trauma"

Recovery As Freedom – Discourse on Recovery in Mental Health by Dr. Suman Fernando

Social Causes and Solutions for Mental Health: Towards Equity and Recovery by Dr. Kwame McKenzie

Ethnotherapy and Art Therapy: Healing Circles for Recovery After Post Traumatic Experience of Haiti’s Earthquake by Pascal C. Annoual


As the only centre for people of colour, Across Boundaries survivors participate in ongoing consultations to voice the needs of survivors of colour in the mental health system.

Presently, we serve individuals and communities from Africa, South Asia, South East Asia, Middle East, West Asia and Caribbean countries. They may be refugees, refugee claimants, landed immigrants or citizens. Our programs and services are open to both male and female clients above 16 years of age.

 Our *Consumer / Survivors are active in the centre and provide input in the planning of programs and services. They have the choice to choose services and programs appropriate to their needs. Currently, due to needs expressed by our consumer / survivors, we offer support programs for Persian, Tamil, Somali and Caribbean communities. Our Peer Support Group is a support group initiative that is supported by survivors for survivors.


How We Do It

We want to share what we have learned on how to implement anti-racism/anti-oppression principles in your own day-to-day work. We wish to encourage other mental health/addiction organizations and especially those eager to respond to Canada’s changing demographics to benefit from our experience and adapt our approach within their own practice.  All we ask is for anyone who reviews this document to please give us your feedback.


*Consumer/Survivors refers to a diverse association of individuals (and organizations representing them) who are currently "consumers" (clients) of mental health services, or who consider themselves "survivors" of mental health services, or who simply identify as "ex-patients". — Wikipedia.org