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The Ontario Black History Society (OBHS) is a non-profit registered Canadian charity, dedicated to the study, preservation and promotion of Black History and heritage. The Society aims to foster public interest and encourage the interest of Black History through:
  • Recognition, preservation and promotion of the contributions of Black peoples and their collective histories through education, research and cooperation.
  • Sponsorship and support of educational conferences and exhibits in this field.
  • Promoting the inclusion of material on Black History in school curricular.
OUR ONGOING PROGRAMS AND CURRENT ACTIVITIES INCLUDE:
 
Public Education: We provide audio-visual presentations and speeches for libraries, schools and community groups on Black heritage.
Oral History: We record and preserve oral history through taped interviews with members of Ontario's Black communities.
Publications: Our newsletter "Ontario Black History News" is published three times per year.
Research: We encourage the writing of community histories for future publications to ensure the preservation of our heritage.
Leaders of Tomorrow: We encourage the youth to become involved in the Society's activities.
 

CONTACT INFORMATION
 
Telephone: (1) 416-867-9420
Fax: (1) 416-867-8691
Postal Address: 10 Adelaide Street East, Suite 402
Toronto, ON M5C 1J3, Canada
 
General Info: admin@blackhistorysociety.ca
President: obhspresident@blackhistorysociety.ca
Webmaster: webmaster@blackhistorysociety.ca

The OBHS is the organization in Canada that successfully initiated the formal celebration of February as Black History Month with the City of Toronto (1979), the Province of Ontario and the entire country (in co-operation with Jean Augustine MP) passed December 1995, effective February 1996. We are supported by the Ontario Ministry of Culture and The Ontario Trillium Foundation.

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