Mining Blackness in Briarpatch Magazine

Peer And Grief Support For Outreach Workers in The Community Edition

Exploring the Boundaries of Critical Pedagogy in New Sociology: Journal of Critical Praxis

With Shehnoor Khurram. Disarming the people without disarming the state in Briarpatch Magazine

COVID-19 and the threat of “community policing” in Briarpatch Magazine

The Ocean Between Jeju’s Island Natives and Mainland Newcomers in Korea Expose 

The Black Man’s Sanctuary in The Community Edition 


‘Treated Like Machines’: Open Letter Reveals Inhumane Conditions For Migrant Farm Workers In Brantford, Ontario in ByBlacks

Leaked report accuses Canada of covering for mining companies in war-torn Ethiopia in The Breach Media 

Local disability rights advocate leaves a lasting legacy in Waterloo Region Record 

Undocumented people in Waterloo Region falling through the cracks in Waterloo Region Record 

Toxic drug supply and COVID-19 measures increase overdose risks in Waterloo Region Record 

‘Storytelling is the root of who we are’ in Waterloo Region Record

With Jeff Outhit. COVID-19’s second wave washes over crowded, Black neighbourhoods in Waterloo Region Record *

Cambridge rally shows anger about drug users, harm reduction in Waterloo Region Record 

With Jeff Outhit. Does COVID attack equally? The answer is, ‘No’ in Waterloo Region Record *

Innovative refugee program combines work and language classes in Waterloo Region Record

Vigil to pay tribute to victims of Beirut blast in Waterloo Region Record 

Hundreds gather for ‘Land Back’ rally in Waterloo in Waterloo Region Record 

What happened to escalate arrest on July 5? in Waterloo Region Record

*Stories were runner-ups for the 2020 Ontario Newspaper Award in COVID-19 Opinion/Analysis Writing


DaViera, A. L., Bailey, C., Lakind, D., Kivell, N., Areguy, F., & Byrd, K. (2023). Identifying abolitionist alignments in community psychology: A path toward transformation. American Journal of Community Psychology.

Areguy, F. (2020). Exploring the Boundaries of Critical Pedagogy. New Sociology: Journal of Critical Praxis, 1(1), 37-49.

Areguy, F., Mock, S. E., Breen, A., Van Rhijn, T., Wilson, K., & Lero, D. S. (2019). Communal orientation, benefit-finding, and coping among young carers. Child & Youth Services, 40(4), 363-382.

Areguy, F. (2017). Process and reflection on participatory action research with young carers in a community context. Youth Engagement in Health Promotion, 1(3).


I’m the co-founder and Project Director for Textile, a hyper-local arts collective that provides support for emerging writers and artists in Waterloo Region, Ontario, particularly those from historically excluded and marginalized groups. Textile’s scope of practice includes publishing, mentorship, curation, and residencies. We’re drawn to projects that are grounded in urgent questions animating local community, and creative work that invites critical dialogues and (re)imagines public memory.

Textile has recieved funding from Ontario Arts Council, WR Arts Fund, Waterloo Region Community Foundation, and the City of Kitchener.

As a Researcher with the Centre for Community Based Research (CCBR), I was involved in the evaluation of the TRIP! project at Parkdale Queen West Community Health Centre (PQWCHC) in Toronto, conducted from July 2022 to June 2023. This evaluation focused on assessing the alignment of TRIP!’s youth-led harm reduction services – such as drug checking, provision of harm reduction supplies, and support for youth who use drugs (ages 16-19) – with PQWCHC's mission of providing equitable, accessible health care. My roles and responsibilities in this project included conducting a desk review of internal documents and external literature; guiding the evaluation process alongside a community advisory committee; collaborating with a youth peer researcher; and interviewing project stakeholders (internal and external to TRIP!). Building on these findings, CCBR built on the findings of this evaluation and co-designed an interactive focus group workshop to identify a delivery model for future programming. 

Access a short, youth-friendly infographic here.

Access the full report here.

Created in collaboration with data scientist Craig Sloss, Questioning the Numbers is a newsletter that aims to explain data science concepts in a way that equips readers to critically evaluate the statistical claims that are made in public policy contexts. We do this by taking real-world examples of statistical reports that have been presented to governmental bodies, assessing their reliability, and explaining the outcome of our analysis using non-specialist terminology. For the technically-minded, we also share the R code we used to perform the analysis, so that it can be replicated and applied in other contexts.

The African, Caribbean, and Black (ACB) Network of Waterloo Region is a collaborative community development and capacity-building initiative created by Black leaders in Waterloo Region. I helped launch the network in 2016, and serve as a member of the ACB Network’s advisory committee.

Key informant and advisor for Into the Light: Living Histories of Oppression and Education in Canada, website by Re•Vision: The Center for Art and Social Justice at the University of Guelph, Spring 2022

The Young Carers Project, led by the University of Waterloo’s Murray Alzheimer Research and Education Program (MAREP), used a participatory action research approach to engage both young carers and community stakeholders to better understand the young carer experience.

As a Project Facilitator and Co-chair, I helped organize and co-create three knowledge mobilization products: (1) By Us For Us© "Support Matters" guidebook; (2) an online resource;(3) and a documentary  |  © 2024 Fitsum Areguy