AMAPCEO Celebrates Black History Month
Publish date: Wednesday, January 27, 2021 update
February is Black History Month. AMAPCEO recognizes Black History Month as an occasion to highlight and to reflect on the accomplishments and contributions of Canadians of African descent, and on the work that remains to be done by all of us to promote equity in the workplace and in society. Learn more about the origins of Black History Month in Canada.
Read on to find out how you can celebrate.
Learn more about the history of people of African descent in Canada:
- Key Historic Events – Government of Canada
- Prominent Black Canadians – Government of Canada
- History of Black Communities in Canada – National Film Board (online videos)
- Ontario Heritage Trust - Ontario's Black heritage
- February 16 - Celebrating Black Excellence in Canada: Shattering Sterotypes Through Resilience and Vision (This event is only open to Black Ontario Public Service Employees Network (BOPS) and AMAPCEO Black Caucus members).
- February 25 - BOPSers 16th Annual Black History Month Celebration - A Catalyst of Change: Love, Unity, Innovation and Resiliency
- Harbourfront Centre presents Kuumba, an all ages festival celebrating Black History Month
Show your recognition of Black history in Canada:
Read our profiles of prominent Black Canadians and organizations:
- Leonard Braithwaite - NEW
- Rosemary Brown
- Black Lives Matter (Toronto) co-founders Janaya Khan and Sandy Hudson
- Bromley Armstrong
- Jean Augustine
- Madame Justice Micheline Rawlins
- Reverend Josiah Henson
- Sara Jama
- Stanley G. Grizzle
- Uncle Tom's Cabin
- William Peyton Hubbard
- Zanana Akande
- Black History Canada - a collection of online resources on the history of Canada's Black community
- Black History in Canada: Education Guide - free download
- Canadian Race Relations Foundation - committed to building a national framework for the fight against racism in Canadian society: to shed light on the causes and manifestations of racism; provide independent, outspoken national leadership; and act as a resource and facilitator in the pursuit of equity, fairness, and social justice
- Ontario Black History Society - dedicated to the study, preservation and promotion of Black History and heritage.
- The Buxton National Historic Site and Museum - explore educational programs.
More about AMAPCEO and our Members: Established in 1992, the Association of Management, Administrative and Professional Crown Employees is a bargaining agent that represents 12,000 professional and supervisory public servants, most of whom work directly for the Government of Ontario in every ministry and in a number of agencies, boards and commissions; in 130 communities throughout Ontario and in eleven cities outside Canada. We also represent employees outside the Ontario Public Service in: the Office of the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth; Waypoint Mental Health Centre in Penetanguishene; Public Health Ontario; Health Quality Ontario; the Ontario Arts Council and the Office of the French Language Services Commissioner.