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Black History month in February is a time of learning and reflection and celebration across Canada.

We’ve included some links for where you can learn more about Black history and where you can find programs and events.


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Information & History


Background of Black History Month (Government of Canada)


Ontario Black History Society




Oshawa Public Library is showing the following two documentaries: Calypso Music History and Canada’s Black Roots, 1605-1812. Visit their event calendar for more information.

Pickering Central Library
Celebrate Black History Month with Author Rosemary Sadlier
Join us for a lecture by author Rosemary Sadlier on the 200th Anniversary of the abolition of the British Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade. Rosemary was born and raised in Toronto, and has a teaching degree and a graduate degree in social work. She has been president of the Ontario Black History Society since 1993. No registration necessary.


The Whitby Public Library is offering movies and story telling throughout the month of February. Visit their website for program details:


City of Toronto is holding a number of events across the city along with other areas in the GTA, visit for more information