What is Black History Month?

A celebration of the achievements and contributions of Black Canadians to the history and culture of Canada. 

The Ontario Black History Society was created in 1978 and petitioned the City of Toronto to have February become Black History Month.

In December 1995 the House of Canada officially recognized February as Black History Month in Canada following a motion introduced by Dr. Jean Augustine the first Black Canadian woman elected to Parliament.

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Artwork by Jared Whittingham

 

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Black History Media

 

 

Enjoy videos showcasing Black Lives Matter activism around Canada and the globe as well as a focus on Black Canadians and their contributions to Canada’s history and culture throughout the years!

Black History Month 2021

A video showcasing Black Lives Matter activism in Canada as well as quootes from well-known figures in the Black community.

 

Famous Black Canadians

A short presentation on well-known Black Canadians by one of our amazing kids 10-year old Micah James!

 

Black Canadian History

A presentation on Black Canadian Christians and their contributions towards furthering God’s kingdom.