Ontario Black History Society

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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 contribution of Black peoples and their collective histories through education, research and cooperation.

  • Sponsorship and support of educational conferences and exhibits in this field

  •  Promotion the inclusion of material on Black History in school curricular



Current events:

  • NEW! 2018 Black History Month Kick-Off Brunch


  • A Freedom Seeker's Toronto - Celebrating the Life of Cecilia Jane Reyonolds https://www.thestar.com/news/immigration/2017/10/17/unearthed-artifacts-help-tell-the-tale-of-a-freedom-seekers-life-in-toronto.html

  • Watch this comprehensive roundtable on Black Canadian History. Panelists include OBHS President Nikki Clarke, Dr. Andrea Davis, Afua Cooper and Karen Flynn. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X02LmAmN8qY


  • Visit us on Twitter @obhistory for Upcoming events!