The Colour Factor is a non-profit organization aimed at decolonizing wellness and creating brave spaces of healing for the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Colour) community, through conversation, collaboration and creativity.
Decolonize wellness for an inclusive and restored society.
As Wellness Educators who've personally experienced living with mental health concerns, we noticed a gap in mental health services when it came to BIPOC representation. Through open and honest Conversation, strong and strategic Collaborations and restorative expression through Creativity, The Colour Factor decolonizes wellness, reclaims traditional healing practices and helps close the gap in the mental health care system.
Co-Founder, BCMM Journalism, Peer Support
"There is no greater agony, than bearing an untold story inside you." -Maya Angelou
Co-Founder, B.A., BEd
"Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare." -Audre Lorde
Co-Founder, SW Dip., M.A. RSW
"The most dangerous stories we make up are the narratives that diminish our inherent worthiness. We must reclaim the truth about our lovability, divinity and creativity" -Brené Brown
Empathy in action! We're not afraid to lean into discomfort with our guests because we've been there before ourselves.
Honouring and celebrating all of a person's intersectionalities, is critically important when working through trauma. We strive to make our guests feel included, valued and validated.
Revealing past wrongdoings in the hopes of resolving present conflict, to rebuild a better future.
"Thank you for hosting the Colours of Crisis event! For once, I felt happy discussing BIPOC issues. Usually it's an emotionally draining conversation for me. I really enjoyed your approach. Thank you!"Sarah T.
"I loved absolutely everything about this night! Thank you!"Keshia H.
"I've attended several wellness events in the community before, but nothing like yours! I really appreciated your unique format. I felt very welcomed, validated and heard."Tracy W.
This was such a beautiful experience, I would love to see more events like these offered in the community. Great work, thanks for the opportunity!Sheetal T.