February is Black History Month.
The theme this year is:
February and Forever: Celebrating Black History Today and Every Day
Click here to check out the Government of Canada’s website.
You will find lots of short biographies of the many Black figures in Canadian history. A great reading exercise to do in a session.
Who’s Who in Canada Now and Then
For more to read in a tutoring session, CBC are spotlighting members of the black community.
Go to the Being Black in Canada series on CBC this month and find lots of inspiring stories to choose from.
Why not find out more about Cynthia Appiah, Willie O’Ree or Greg Fergus?
Bobsleigh, Team Canada
Find out more about Cynthia on the CBC News website here.
Hocky Hall of Fame
You can read about NHL’s first Black hockey player and recent addition to the Hockey Hall of Fame, on his own website – Willie O’Ree’s website. If you get a chance, watch Willie, the 2019 documentary movie or read his book.
He is an inspiring person who just keeps giving.
Member of Parliament
On February 2, Grey Fergus gave an impassioned speech in Parliament at the start of Black History Month.
It reminds us about the importance of the Black Lives Matter movement and about the experience of being Black in Canada.
Watch this thought provoking speech on CTV News. Then talk about it in your session.
Community Events and News
For events in Montreal to celebrate Black History Month, check out the Mois l’Histoire des Noirs (MHN) website. MHN has lots to offer.