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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 Christiehttps://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:





Completing scholarships: https://byblacks.com/events/event/2942-black-foundation-of-community-networks-scholarship-application-workshop
Organizations supporting Black youth:
ACCA Hamilton – https://accahamilton.wixsite.com/info
Empowerment Squared  – https://empowermentsquared.org/
Hamilton Centre for Civic Inclusion (HCCI)  –  https://hcci.ca/


Updated on Thursday, August 19, 2021.
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