Black History Month: Health Resources for Black Youth in Canada

By Muhanad Ali, Director of Communications, Young Canadians Roundtable on Health

Picture taken from ETFO Magazine on    Teaching Black Canadian History Every Month

Picture taken from ETFO Magazine on Teaching Black Canadian History Every Month

Black history month was first introduced to the House of Commons in 1995 by Honourable Jean Augustine, the first Black Canadian woman elected to Parliament. In 2008, Senator Donald Oliver, the first Black man to be appointed to the Senate, who put forth a motion to recognize not only this history month, but also all the tremendous achievements and contributions Black Canadians – completing parliamentary motion and its position on this issue (Government of Canada, 2019).

As such, we encourage you to learn, organize, engage, speak, and reflect on this country’s Black history and the experience of Black Canadians. There are many events happening across this country during this memorable month, which we encourage you to participate. Here are some to look forward to, including some resources regarding the history of Black Canada:  

Black History in Canada – Education Guide

Historic Black Canadian communities – Government of Canada

Key Events in Black Canadian History – Government of Canada

Health Resources for Black Youth in Canada

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