black history month
tracking black canada part 2

ABOUT THE PRESENTATION

OWTA is proud to present Tracking Black Canada Part 2 as the topic of our upcoming Black History Month school tour. This year’s presentation will be a virtual tour and will focus on the often forgotten histories of early black communities across our country. Using OWTA’s trademark edutainment style that combines video, music, Slam Poetry, Hip Hop, stand up comedy, and audience participation/ interaction, Tracking Black Canada Part 2 will delve into the histories of some of Canada forgotten black communities. The presentation will highlight the contributions made by prominent residents in those communities, and how their impact is still felt today, and illuminate the conditions that led to their systemic demise.

The presentation will run between 45 to 60 minutes, allowing for enough flexibility to accommodate school periods of varying lengths. 

Potential Tracking Black Canada subjects include

ALBERTA, Amber Valley (Edmonton)
Amber Valley is an unincorporated community in Alberta. In 1909, a group of 160 African-American homesteaders established the community.

ONTARIO, The Ward (Toronto)
The Ward (formally St. John’s Ward) was a neighbourhood in central Toronto. In the 1850, many Black families settled in The Ward.

PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND, The Bog (Charlottetown)
The Bog was a neighbourhood in Charlottetown that was home to many formerly enslaved people that was established in the early 1800s.

Black History Month School Tour Schedule 2021

MONDAY, JANUARY 18
Villa Maria

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 1
West Island College
Villa Saint Marceline
Howards S. Billings High School

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 2
The Study
Selwyn House
Dorval Elementary School

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3
Lindsay Place High School
Champlain College
Dorval Elementary School
MacEwan University (CORE)

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4
John Rennie High School
Pierrefonds Community High School

FEBRUARY, FEBRUARY 5
Roslyn Elementary School

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8
Rosedale School
Sacred Heart

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 9
Pierrefonds Community High School
Lower Canada College
Tamanawis Secondary

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10
Beurling Academy
Ottawa Public Library

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11
Pierrefonds Community High School
Ottawa Public Library
St. Anthony Elementary School

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12
Father Henri Voisin School

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15
Howards S. Billings High School

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 16
Beaconsfield High School
FR Haythorne

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 17
Beaconsfield High School
Place Cartier
Riverview Elementary School

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18
Terry Fox Elementary School
Lakeside Academy
Annexe Terrebonne

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19
Verdun Elementary School
Lasalle Elementary School Sr.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 22
W.E. Graham Community School
Homelinks
South Nelson Elementary
Blewett Elementary
Trafalgar Middle School

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23
Winlaw Elementary
Erickson Elementary
Wildflower Nelson and Creston
Canyon-Lister Elementary
ELEV8

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24
Adam Robertson Elementary
Prince Charles Secondary School
Redfish Elementary
Crawford Bay Elementary-Secondary

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25
J.V. Humphries Elementary-Secondary
Rosemont Elementary
Mt. Sentinel Secondary
Salmo Secondary

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26
Jewett Elementary
Brent Kennedy Elementary
Salmo Elementary
Hume Elementary
L.V. Rogers Secondary

Montréal in Action Webinar Series

COLONIAL VIOLENCE WITH DR. AFUA COOPER 
Writer, historian and poet Afua Cooper walks us through the story of Marie-Josèphe-Angélique. Cooper completely demolishes the myth of a benign, slave-free Canada, revealing a damning 200-year-old record of legally and culturally endorsed slavery.
Thursday, February 4 at 6:00 p.m. (ET)

AFRICAN HERITAGE IN QUEBEC WITH WEBSTER 
Quebec’s very own hip-hop star Webster, will talk about the presence of African heritage in Quebec dating back to the era of New France while touching on matters concerning Black and indigenous slavery.
Tuesday, February 9 at 6:00 p.m. (ET)

THE IMPACT OF THE PANDEMIC ON BLACK CANADIANS WITH DR. ALICIA BOATSWAIN-KYTE & THIERRY LINDOR
Join us to learn about the untold gaps in the system which have left Black Canadians at unfair advantage medically, economically, socially and psychologically.
Thursday, February 18 at 6:00 p.m. (ET)

THE IMPACT OF THE PANDEMIC ON YOUNG BLACK CANADIANS WITH BOUT DU MONDE
Evans Chuba, Nicholas Abraham and Sasha Jouthe-Klang from the collective “Bout du Monde” will discuss the effects of the pandemic on young Black Canadians by sharing their own personal experiences.
Thursday, February 25 at 6:00 p.m. (ET)

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SPONSORED BY THE DEPARTMENT
OF CANADIAN HERITAGE

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