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African Heritage – Elementary 2022 – 2023 Program (In-person)

Program Information

The African Heritage Program connects students to the contributions, histories, legacies, cultures and traditions of people of African descent through inquiry and experiential learning. The curriculum is designed to provide students with the opportunity to learn and explore experiences inspired by the principles of Nguzo Saba, a Swahili word also known as the Seven Principles of Kwanzaa that honours the people of African Ancestry, their rich heritage and past, celebrations, thanksgiving, empowerment, and daily affirmations. Student inquiry and classroom learning are delivered through four main content areas focusing on: Early Civilizations of Africa, Celebrations and Traditions, Achievements and Contributions, and Rights and Equality.. Nguzo Saba, a Swahili word also known as the Seven Principles of Kwanzaa are embedded throughout all of the inquiry in the curriculum to provide guidance in the learning


$20 material fee required at the time of registration

Where and When

The African Heritage program can be offered in TDSB schools around the city in which an ILE program is currently running. Classes are held one day a week, after regular day school or Saturday. There are 30 classes/weeks in total. Classes run for 2.5 hours.

Please note that there are no classes on PA Days, long weekends, December Break and March Break.


First Class

Last Class


September 16, 2022

June 16, 2023


September 24, 2022

June 17, 2023


September 26, 2022

June 5, 2023


October 4, 2022

May 16, 2023


October 5, 2022

May 17, 2023


October 6, 2022

May 18, 2023

Registration Information

Please note that registration is ongoing. Our registration process will accommodate all days of significance.

Online Registration

Online registration is currently not available. Please see below for in-person information.

In-person Registration

To register, please do the following:

  1. Download and complete the registration form.
  2. Print the completed form. When you print, please choose “Fit to printable area” under printer settings to ensure that the entire form is printed. Not choosing this option may result in printing only part of the form.
  3. Sign the registration form
  4. Bring completed registration form to the ILE/AH school only on the day and time program is running. Complete registration with payment of $20 materials fee. Cash is not accepted. Debit/credit cards and cheques are accepted as forms of payment.

Download Registration Form

Please note that blank registration forms are available at the school for completion. These forms are available during program hours only.

View a list of Frequently Asked Questions

For questions or inquiries regarding our programs please see list of Program Officer's by school: Program Officer Emails by School Name.

2022-2023 African Heritage Elementary Program Curriculum Launch