Resources for Youth

Anti-Racism Resource Centre

This website by the Anti-Racism Resource Centre provides information on youth-led anti-racism organizations in Canada and includes links to online videos and action guides on the topic.


Deborah Ellis & Eric Walters – 2007
A student arrested on suspicions of terrorism. A high school torn apart by racism. Two boys from two different sets of circumstances forced to choose sides. In this young adult novel, friends Haroon and Jay confront the realities of racial discrimination and embark on a journey of self-discovery, ultimately questioning their own loyalties and the beliefs they have always taken for granted.

Change Agent Handbook: Myths and Facts About Racism

This handbook for youth provides useful information, such as myths and facts about racism, questions to consider, and definitions that every Change Agent should know. Use this handbook to take your first steps to becoming a Change Agent and create positive change in your community.

Fire it up! Youth Action Manual

Youth Action Network
This guide, written by youth for youth, provides specific information and advice for young people who want to start an anti-racism group in their school or commuity. Practical and inspiring.

The KIT: A Manual by Youth to Combat Racism through Education

Anti-Racism Education – United Nations Association in Canada – 2002
A resource created by young people comprised of three complementary sections, all addressing racism: information, tools, and resources. A multitude of books, films, youth organizations, and educational materials are listed in the resource section for further reading, action, and inspiration.

Youth Zone

Ontario Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs
This website features student stories and resources for Aboriginal youth in Ontario. Also includes education and career information.

Test your Biases

Project Implicit
This website has a number of tests you can take to measure implicit biases you may have on issues such as race, skin-tone, sexuality and gender. Created by Project Implicit, a non-profit organization and international collaborative network of researchers investigating implicit social cognition and new ways of understanding attitudes, stereotypes and other hidden biases that influence perception, judgment, and action.

Racism – Stop It! National Video Campaign

Watch award-winning youth created videos on the theme of Racism - Stop It! at this site. A multitude of short and inspiring videos to check out. Sponsored by the Government of Canada.

Shadism Documentary

This 20 minute video is an introduction to the issue of shadeism, discrimination that exists between lighter-skinned and darker-skinned members of the same community. Features the stories of 5 young women reflecting on their experiences with the issue.

Students Taking Action Against Racism Toolkit

This practical toolkit will help youth lead activities with their fellow students to raise awareness of racism and other forms of discrimination. Includes Getting Started and Ideas to try sections.