did you know....
Black Immigrants in Canada characterize themselves as 'unhealthy' more than any other racial group
According to a 2012 report by The Wellesley Institute
Blacks in Ontario are the highest occuring Sickle Cell carriers with 60 newborns identified each year
According to stats published in a Feb 2017 Toronto Star article
Black Women are 43% more likely to die from Breast Cancer. Black Men are almost twice as likely to develop Prostate Cancer.
Published by the Breast Cancer Research Foundation & Prostate Cancer Canada
Black Wellness is a cultural network serving businesses, organizations, practitioners, professionals., retailers, educators and communities by providing niche online marketing, media services, public relations and event management related to the holisitc health and wellness industry.
why we exist
The African Diaspora face a unique set of circumstances including anti-black racism, discrimination, inequality, abuse, racial profiling, criminalization and marginalization. Black Wellness develops initiatives such as events, workshops, conferences and media opportunities to alleviate the barriers to good health.
We strive to create better access to clean, culturally appropriate, organic foods, resources, services and information that is relevant to the overall experience of the black community.
According to ongoing research in Canada and North America, black communities are disproportionately affected by mental health, HIV/AIDS, heart disease, cancers, diabetes as well as autoimmune diseases. We are interested in black people getting better, being self-determined as well as continuing to contribute globally to humanity in positive ways.
Black Wellness shares its brand on public forums in order to encourage cross-cultural exchanges that improve understanding, broaden perspectives while increasing engagement and collaborations for better health; alongside the development of safe spaces for community interaction.
At Black Wellness Our Motto is
Mind. Body. Community.
To Create Holistic, Organic Alternatives to Traditional Healthcare that is Culturally Relevant and Appropriate for Improved Mental Health, Physical Well-Being & Quality of Life for Black Communities in Need
Recognizing those underserved by the system, we educate and empower cultural communities, namely the Black Community within Toronto, the GTA (Greater Toronto Area) and throughout Ontario regarding best practices for good health. Black Wellness was newly formed in February 2019.
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Fueled by Passion
As individuals and as a globally diverse community, Black Wellness reaches those on a level which takes
into consideration black history, ancestry, the environment, mental health, biology, beliefs and sense of consciousness as critical parts to the repair and maintenance of good health, prosperity, longevity and life expectancy for all Africans.
Giselle wilson, HOST, Producer & Owner
Giselle Wilson is a graduate of Ryerson University’s Radio and Television Arts program with time spent in the industry. Later transitioning to commercial real estate, she has strong media and business experience that she brings to the operations of the company.
Giselle is acquainted with community health issues on a personal level. She lives with Graves Disease (Hyperthyroidism) and Myasthenia Gravis. Her mission is to bring awareness and educate communities about overcoming the effects of poverty, mental health and chronic disease.
Lori Beazer, Producer & Owner
Lori Beazer has a professional background in public relations and event management. She has several disciplines and areas of interest including natural aesthetics, skincare, food security, community advocacy and engagement.
She created the Afro-Caribbean Farmers Market and co-produced The Afro-Indigenous Food Security Festival in Toronto. With passion, Lori endeavors to empower the African Diaspora with knowledge and resources in order to build a level playing field that supports overall health.
the empress walk & RASTAFEST REGGAE FESTIVAL
JOIN US FOR THIS YEAR'S THE EMPRESS WALK & THE 26TH ANNIVERSARY RASTAFEST REGGAE FESTIVAL ON AUGUST 17, 2019 AT BLACK CREEK PIONEER VILLAGE.
The EMPRESS WALK WOMEN'S HEALTH ORGANIZATION is dedicated to health promotion, prevention and recovery in cultural communities. Support the cause and let's walk together for better physical and mental health.
SEE YOU THERE!