The Ontario Black History Society (OBHS) is a 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, documentation, and promotion of the contribution of peoples of African descent and their collective histories, past and present, through education, research and collaboration
  • Development and support of educational initiatives and exhibits
  • Promoting the inclusion of material on Black History in school curricula

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Current events:

NEW:  June 2, 2020- For Immediate Release: A Message of Solidarity and a Call to Action

COVID-19 Update- During this difficult time, the OBHS remains committed to the well-being of our

community.  Our office remains closed & all of our planned events are postponed until further notice.  Follow our Twitter feed for updates - @obhistory. We remain an email away - admin@blackhistorysociety.ca

Exploring our Culinary Roots: African-Canadian Foodways Then and Now

Gallery - 2020 Black History Month Kick-Off Brunch

 2020 OBHS BHM Kick-Off Brunch

NEW Videos - Our Featured Collection - African-Canadian Founders, Innovators and Entrepreneurs.  Please #ShareTheirStory a partnership with the OBHS, Ryerson University and the Rella Braithwaite Foundation
NEW 2019 Black History Month Kick-Off Brunch Gallery
NEW 2019 Black History Month Kick-Off Brunch Gallery 2
2019 Black History Month Kick-Off Brunch
On Emancipation Day, musician Dan Hill opens up about his parents' legacy
Photography Exhibit explores forgotten wave - Atlantic. CTVnews
Lifetime Achievement Award presented to Joey Hollingsworth at the BHM Kick-Off Brunch CBC article click here
2018 Black History Month Kick-Off Brunch
A Freedom Seeker's Toronto - Celebrating the Life of Cecilia Jane Reynolds
Visit Toronto City Hall to see the exhibit - Black History in the Ward


  • Visit us on Twitter @obhistory for Upcoming events!