James Robinson Johnston Chair in Black Canadian Studies Dr. Afua Cooper presents The Honourable Senator Donald H. Oliver, Q.C., who will discuss his current paper on African Canadians and their quest for equality, and the necessity and urgency of taking action to bring about change.
Location: McInnes Room, Dalhousie Student Union Building, 6136 University Avenue, NS B3H 4J2
Admission is free!

Black History month Events 2013

 Rosemary Sadlier
Venue: Agincourt Branch Public Library, Scarborough ON M1T3W6 | Start Date: February 12, 2013
Rosemary Sadlier, author of The Kids Book of Black Canadian History, speaks at Agincourt library in celebration of Black History Month.

 We are One Jazz Project Gala
Venue: George Weston Recital Hall, Toronto ON M2N 6R8 | Start Date: February 12, 2013Not-for-profit We Are One Jazz Project presents their annual gala celebrating the power of song and music.

Toronto Black Film Festival
Venue: Various Locations in Toronto, Toronto ON | Start Date: February 13, 2013The first annual Toronto Black Film Festival brings Canadian and international Black films to a Toronto audience, along with panel discussions.

Archie Alleyne Scholarship Fund Syncopation: Life in the Key of Black
February 3 – March 2, 2013
Opening Reception February 2 | 3:30 pm– 7:30pm
Daniels Spectrum, 585 Dundas East, Toronto, ON M5A 2B7
Black musicians are oftentimes at the vanguard of the Canadian music industry, yet knowledge of their accomplishments is underrepresented within the larger community, and risks becoming a lost history. Syncopation…Life in the Key of Black brings the historical achievements of Black musicians into focus through a photographic exhibition celebrating their influence.

Young People's Theatre
The Power of Harriet T!

February 4 – 22, 2013
Young People’s Theatre, 165 Front Street East Toronto, ON M5A 3Z4 Canada
Ticket Prices: $10 - $20
This is the powerful, true story of Harriet Tubman, who led hundreds of slaves to freedom and inspired hope for thousands more. Born a slave in Maryland in 1820, Harriet escaped to freedom at the age of 29. Not content just to be free, she risked her newfound liberty again and again to lead more than 300 slaves to freedom in the Northern States and Canada. Playwright Michael Miller (Touch the Sky) uses fact, speculation, and deft theatricality to tell the riveting story of the Underground Railroad’s most famous “conductor”.

Table ronde du Mois de l'Histoire des Noirs
(Black History Month Roundtable)
I Have a Dream: Exposition

February 1 – 28, 2013
Various Locations
The "I Have a Dream" exhibition highlights great moments from the life of the staunch defender of freedom in the US and includes archives from his visit to Canada. Through visual, text and sound archives, the exhibition provides visitors with an overview of the life of one of the most influential men of the 20th Century. In addition to archival documents, the exhibition will include a creative component featuring works by Black Canadian artists reinterpreting King's famous "I Have a Dream" speech.
The free exhibition will be presented at Place des Arts and provide Montrealers with a look back at this page in history while providing a contemporary context through the eyes of visual artists.

The Frobruary Foundation
The Frobruary Festival 2013
February 4, 10, 11, 18, 23 2013
L'Astral, 305 Sainte-Catherine ouest, Montreal, QC
Ticket Price: $12.50
The Frobruary Festival is a multi-disciplinary festival featuring music, conferences, workshops and discussions. Frobruary is a dynamic movement aimed at educating and helping Black communities fully embrace their natural beauty. Our activities are held as part of Black History Month from February 1 to 28, 2013.

Dartmouth Heritage Museum
Discovery: African Nova Scotian Art Pioneers 
February 2 – April 27, 2013
Dartmouth Heritage Museum, 26 Newcastle Street Dartmouth, NS B2Y 3M5
Ticket Price: $2
Curated by Black Artists Network of Nova Scotia, this exhibition is both a celebration, as well as an educational campaign increasing the awareness of African Maritime art. This platform showcases the works and illustrated biographies of artists who were critical in establishing a presence for African Nova Scotian art in the province. Though largely unknown, these artists made significant contributions to Nova Scotia’s art history and are a figurative element in its cultural narrative.

Word Iz Bond Spoken Word Collective
From Angelique to Africville
February 21 – 23, 2013
The Company House, 2202 Gottingen St. Halifax, NS
Ticket Price: $10
This poetry showcase brings together young emerging artists from indigenous Black communities in Nova Scotia, and African and Caribbean immigrant communities in Montreal. Together through the art of language, this collective of artists aim to foster greater understanding between the multiplicity of experiences and cultures in the African Diaspora -- often left divided amongst one another. Through this unique exchange, artists and audiences in both communities will be exposed to new work and artistic practices that expand the genres of jazz and spoken word through cross-disciplinary collaboration.

Georgian College’s International Centre will be hosting a Black History Month event in front of the Barrie Campus library on Feb. 24, noon to 3 p.m. The event will include a singer, dancers, drummers, food and information about Black History Month. The event will raise awareness of the history of the month and also aim to raise funds for charity. Please stop by and show your support.



Join the Interim Board of Directors and the Member Organizations of SCDAC/AAFC to welcome Hon. Kirsty Duncan to the Red Ribbon Cutting Event by the founding member organizations of SCDAC/AAFC.
Hon. Duncan will deliver the keynote address at the launch of the historic national voice for sickle cell disease in Canada.
Don’t miss out on being a part of history! You are invited to join us.

Cutting the Red Ribbon
WHAT: Evening reception
WHEN: November 2nd, 2012
WHERE: Le Nouvel Hotel  
1740 Boulevard René-Lévesque Ouest
Montreal, QC H3H 1R3
(514) 931-8841                   
TIME: 7:00PM – 8:30 PM
COST:  Included in Conference Registration
RSVP:   ......................................................................................................................................................................................................................

Canadian Industry Leaders Celebrate with Malcolm Gladwell, Artis Lane and Zanana Akande at the UWI Annual Benefit Gala in Toronto this Saturday
Gala Proceeds Benefit the UWI Scholarship Fund and the UWI Haitian Initiative

TORONTO (March 6, 2012) - This Saturday, March 10th at the Four Seasons Hotel, The University of the West Indies (UWI) Third Annual Benefit Gala in Toronto gathers renowned achievers and industry leaders to celebrate the contributions and achievements of UWI Alumni and the Greater Caribbean community in Canada and worldwide.  The UWI Gala proceeds will go to the UWI Scholarship Fund and the UWI Haitian Initiative that lends support to re-rebuild the tertiary education sector in Haiti and assist university students who need to complete their degree programmes. 


Learning for Life Series - February 25th, 2012 Edition. 
Hospital for Sick Kids and Sickle Cell Awareness Group of Ontario presents: 
The Annual Transitioning Seminar for young adults living with Sickle Cell Disease.
Transitioning from High School to Post-Secondary institutions/Employment Made Easy.
Learn how to access grants and other financial help at this seminar.
Also see as attached the Sunday Afolabi scholarship grant application form for individuals living with Sickle Cell Disease.
This grant is administered by Sickle Cell Awareness Group of Ontario and would be presented to the successful applicants during the Hope Gala & Awards 2012
To attend the seminar kindly call 416-813-5437 or simply respond back via this e-mail address.

General Mail Box,
Sickle Cell Awareness Group of Ontario
Toronto Office: 416-745-4267 

Simcoe County Office: 705-719-2750
Passionately Educating one person/group at a time.

Mark your Calendar- 8th Anniversary of the Hope Gala & Awards is coming up on May 26th, 2012
For ticket/sponsorship information, e-mail us at:

Black History Month Events - 2012


The Chatham Capitol Theatre

Buxton National Historic Site & Museum Presents: Road to Freedom, One More River to Cross Karen Schuessler Singers Tickets. $15.00, $20.00, $25.00 Box Office: 75 William Street North, Chatham, Ontario
SAT, JANUARY 28, 2012 7:30PM -

Chatham | Ontario

Museum London
Guest speaker Rosemary Sadlier, President of the Ontario Black History Society. Limited number of Tickets. Only $10.00 per person
SAT, JANUARY 14, 2012 2:00PM - 4:00PM

London | Ontario


University of Toronto Mississauga, Kaneff Centre (Rm137)
The Black History Month Committee strives to introduce new innovative ideas in the Opening Ceremony. This year’s event will feature “Color me” documentary, spoken word artists, and guest speakers from the African and Afro-Caribbean communities. The director and student actor in the film will be attending the opening ceremony event. There will be a Q&A session at the end, and refreshments will be served to our esteemed guests. This event will introduce Black History Month to the Campus and surrounding areas in Mississauga. The event is open to all members of the community.
For more information Contact:
Olutayo Sofela 647-830-7441
THU, FEBRUARY 02, 2012 6:00PM - 9:00PM

Mississauga | ONTARIO


Cross Cultural Learner Centre

A panel of individuals from various African, Caribbean and other Black communities will share their experiences as they relate to achieving financial and economic stability. After the panellists have spoken, the discussion will be open to all attendees so that additional experiences and advice can be shared. In the end, we hope everyone will leave with strategies that can help them meet their financial and economic goals. Contact person: Mengesha 519-432-1133 or Shamara 519-520-5433

SAT, FEBRUARY 18, 2012 2:00PM -

London | Ontario


Toronto Public Library
The Toronto Public Library marks Black History Month with song, film and literature that celebrate the African diaspora. "Makers of Black History in Canada is a series of four talks about important moments in Black Canadian history. The Toronto Public Library also holds more than 16,000 items in the Rita Cox Black and Caribbean Heritage Collection.
Toronto Museums

Montgomery's Inn

Finding Freedom: The Joshua Glover Story
Friday February 24, 7 - 9 p.m.

The true story of Joshua Glover is presented through the medium of a dramatic first person narrative. Mr. Glover was an enslaved person who escaped from a southern American plantation arriving in Etobicoke through the underground railway where he found work at Montgomery's Inn. $20 plus HST; includes snacks, refreshments and a tour of the Inn. Pre-registration required.
4709 Dundas St. W., two lights north of Bloor Street, just east of Islington Avenue


In celebration of the Black History Month, you are cordially invited to a presentation by Dr. Sylvia D. Hamilton. Dr. Hamilton will be delivering a presentation on the topic of “African Canadian History: An Untold Story”. In this illustrated presentation, filmmaker and writer Dr. Hamilton will explore significant moments in the history of people of African descent in Canada. Her presentation will include the screening of a short film titled, We Are One.

THURSDAY, 02 February 2012
2:00pm - 3:30pm Venue: MUN
R00M 5004, EDUCATION Building

This event is presented by Citizenship and Immigration Canada, with support from Memorial University.

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