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Black History Month: Learn and Grow

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Today is the first day of Black History Month. It’s one opportunity to celebrate the achievements of Black Canadians who make our country and the communities we live in vibrant, compassionate, and strong.  

As we reflect on Black history and take stock of our world today, it’s clear: We have a long way to go in our shared fight against anti-Black racism, systemic oppression, and injustice. Together, we can build a better world. A great place to start is for each of us to commit to continuous learning and growth.  

February is the perfect month to start or expand on the work of deepening our understanding of Black history, Black culture, and the issues facing Black communities today.  

Not sure where to begin? We’ve compiled a list of a few resources that can help guide you in this work.  

 

Follow

Black history is so much more than just a hashtag, but following the right accounts is one way to stay connected to information, events, and resources year-round.

Here are a few accounts to check out:

  • Ontario Black History Society | @OBHistory
    A registered Canadian charity dedicated to the study, preservation and promotion of Black History and heritage in Ontario.  
  • Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion | @CCDISocial
    Focuses on topics of inclusion relevant to Canada. 
  • Media Girlfriends | @mediagfs
    A podcast production co. and scholarship supporting women and gender diverse journalists.  Follow them for information on their new podcast Strong and Free – a six-part series to learn more about Black history in Canada. 

Hashtags to follow this month: 
#BlackHistory 
#BlackHistoryMonth 
#Bhm 
#BlackLivesMatter

 

Attend

We also recommend checking your municipality’s events calendar or local schools, libraries, and universities to see what’s happening in your own community.  

Read

Book recommendations: 

Online resources: 

Donate

Donate to a cause you believe in. There are a lot of organizations doing great work. Here are a few you can support: 

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