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 encourage public interest in Black History through the:

  • Recognition and documentation of the contributions 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
  • Inclusion of Black History material in school curricula

Current events:

NEW: #BlackedOutHistory. Please share

In Canada, history is only ever taught one way.
 To prove this, we blacked out all of the non-Black history from a 255-page history textbook.
Only 13 pages remained. To demand change, use #BlackedOutHistory.

Donate to our Museum Fund
Virtual Museum Lecture Series - Ontario's Racially Segregated Schools w/ Natasha Henry
AGM Notice: OBHS Members and supporters, please join us for our Annual General Meeting on November 9th, 2020. Registration is required 
2020 OBHS Emancipation Day- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuOB84-tqRs
June 11, 2020 Black Community Calls for Real Action on Addressing Anti-Black Racism
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

 2019 Black History Month Kick-Off Brunch Gallery
 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 us on Twitter @obhistory for Upcoming events!