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Black History Month in Canada
Black History Month in Canada was officially recognized by the House of Commons in 1995 after members of the Ontario Black History Society (OBHS) successfully petitioned for the month to be recognized with the support of the Honorable Jean Augustine, the first Black woman to serve as a federal Member of Parliament (Government of Canada, 2022).
Ontario Black History Society (OBHS)
OBHS is a registered Canadian charity, dedicated to the study, preservation and promotion of Black History and heritage.
The Canadian Encyclopedia: Black History in Canada
The Canadian Encyclopedia's collection of articles, timelines, and multimedia objects related to Black history in Canada.
Government of Canada: Black History Month
Explore statistics, notable historical figures and events, and organizations related to Black history in Canada.
Ontario Heritage Trust: Slavery to Freedom
From website: "The goal of this web resource is to promote Ontario's Black heritage sites and groups, and to provide online information and resources, with a central focus on the province's rich Black history."
Black Lives Matter Canada
Black Lives Matter is "a platform upon which Black communities across Canada can actively dismantle all forms of anti-Black racism, liberate Blackness, support Black healing, affirm Black existence, and create freedom to love and self-determine."
City of Toronto: Black History in Toronto
A curated selection of resources from the City Archives about the African Canadian population in Toronto.
Multi racial paraders bear banners down Yonge St. in Toronto in support of integration in Southern United States. June 24, 1963. The Globe and Mail subject photography; F 4695-1, NGC10562A; Archives of Ontario via Flickr. CC BY-NC 2.0.