People of African descent have shaped Canada’s heritage and identity since the arrival of Mathieu Da Costa, a navigator and interpreter in the 1600s. To learn more about the contributions of Black Canadians to the settlement, growth and development of Canada, please the links to resources and to learning opportunities below:
Black history in Canada (articles and resources):
The Ontario Black History Society (OBHS) has a series of videos, resources and educational links with the aims to encourage public interest in Black History.
Speaker Series –
Film Director Cheryl Foggo and Author Lawrence Hill – https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/obhs-black-history-month-speaker-series-tickets-137535196475?aff=erelexpmlt
Historians and Curators from Black Historic Heritage https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/part-2-obhs-black-history-month-speaker-series-tickets-138308332947?aff=erelexpmlt
Storytellers Sandra Whiting and Kesha Christie – https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/part-3-obhs-black-history-month-speaker-series-tickets-138321143263?aff=erelexpmlt
Rella Black History Foundation-You Tube Video series-The Rella Black History Foundation is a non-profit resource organization providing positive images and stories and resource materials about the history of Blacks in Canada through a variety of multimedia forms.Videos can be streamed for students, followed by discussion. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCPMgS3d6cfbnY9GvjenFLw
Some innovative teachers from Sherwood, Ancaster High andMacNab have been working to celebrate authentic studentvoices.They have focused on curating resources, events, etc.as well as creating time and a space for the authentic voices andr esources to be utilized.The result is a website to share resources, events and information:
Every February, Canadians are invited to participate in Black History Month festivities and events that honour the legacy of Black Canadians, past and present. Canadians learn about the experience of Black Canadians and their vital role in the community.
A FREE online workshop to show black students and their families how to search, prepare, and apply for scholarships and bursaries. If you are in high school or Grade 8, this workshop is especially for
The Afro-Canadian Carribean Association is a legal charity Registration number 892037649RR0001
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