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Celebrating Black History Month With Your Family

February is Black History Month! You can celebrate, discuss, and learn about Canadian Black heritage and culture with children by accessing multiple resources. Black Canadians have helped shape Canadian society and celebrating their contributions raises awareness and pays tribute to Black heritage and human rights. Here is a list of resources to help you get started:

Family reading a book together

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Attend family friendly local Black History Month events:

Explore festivals, museums or archives to learn about Black History:

  • Trace your ancestry at the Archives of Ontario City of Toronto Archives.
  • Get your #blackedouthistory of history and leaders of tomorrow with the Ontario Black History Society.
  • Kuumba is BACK! Toronto’s longest running Black History Month festival, returns for its 26th edition to celebrate the Black community standing in our Blackness.

Watch (stream) shows on Black History:

Educational Videos

Share additional resources you’ve discovered to celebrate Black History Month with your family in the comments below!