ETT celebrates Black History Month

February is Black History Month! ETT recommends the following resources and events to promote Black History Month.

Check back for updates from now and throughout February.




  1. Parents of Black Children Resources for Educators


  1. ETFO Resources for Black History Month


    1. The Black Canadian Calendar


    1. The Black History Month Posters


    1. The Canadian Encyclopedia—Collection: Black History in Canada


    1. The Black History in Canada Education Guide
      The purpose of this Guide is to enhance your students’ knowledge and appreciation of the Black Canadian experience, drawing from Lawrence Hill’s award-winning historical fiction, The Book of Negroes, the remarkable journey of Aminata Diallo and the historic British document known as the “Book of Negroes.” Structured around themes of journey, slavery, human rights, passage to Canada and contemporary culture, this Guide asks students to examine issues of identity, equality, community, and nation-building in both a historical and contemporary context.


  1. Ontario Black History Society


  1. Facing History & Ourselves—Facing Canada


    1. Black History Month Resources: Approaches, Identities, Histories, Legacies & Inclusion
      (Of note see Part 2: Exploring Black Identity and Voice & Black Joy)


  1. The Historica Canada Heritage Minutes related to Black History Month


  1. Black History Month Resource Guide for Educators and Families—Center for Racial Justice in Education





  • Ontario Black History Society Black History Month Kick-Off Brunch
    On Sunday, January 29, the Ontario Black History Society holds its 35th annual Black History Month Kick Off Brunch to recognize the histories and achievements of Black Canadians.ETT has 10 tickets available for ETT members to this event.(The first 10 members to register here will be granted a ticket).Brunch details
    January 29, 12:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
    Location: Exhibition Place, Liberty Grand, 25 British Columbia Road

    Draw is now closed.
    To buy tickets separately visit here.
  • UNDPAD – A National Conversation with Labour
    The United Nations Decade for People of African Descent is coming to an end in 2024, how has labour moved the needle on anti-Black racism? Do we need more time?

    Please join us for an evening where we will hear from experts from both Labour and Community discussing how the first 8 years of the Decade for People of African Descent has progressed and consider where we need to focus going forward.

    RSVP today

  • Re/Viewing, Re/Visioning, and Re/Imagining Black Canada SymposiumUniversity of Toronto/York University are holding a two-day symposium highlighting the latest debates, research and theories informing Black Canadian history/studies.Sign up for one or both days for FREE.Day one registration Thursday, February 2, 2023.Day two registration Friday, February 3, 2023.Download the agenda



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