February is African Heritage Month at the Toronto District School Board and we’re proud to recognize the experiences, contributions and achievements of African Canadians. This year’s theme is Out of many we are one: Across differences our commonalities uplift our African heritage, culture and people.
Throughout the month of February, we will highlight the many contributions that the African Canadian community has made by offering several educational opportunities to our students, staff and the TDSB community. These opportunities include students attending the Know Your Worth: Black Youth Empowerment Conference which is a joint collaboration with the TDSB and the Black Law Students’ Association at York University; visiting the Royal Ontario Museum; learning about coding at Apple Stores and visiting the Ibada Market Place exhibit. Further, a parent session is being organized by the Parent and Community Engagement Office on How to Speak to Your Children About Racism. Learn more at www.tdsb.on.ca.
TDSB African Heritage Month events:
Feb. 1 @ 5:30pm: Opening Celebration at Downsview Secondary School
Feb. 6 @ 6-7pm: Pre-Board Celebration at 5050 Yonge St.
Feb. 13: How to speak to your children about racism
Feb 28: Know Your Worth: Black Student Empowerment Conference
February: Royal Ontario Museum Elementary Day "Of Africa" Tours
February-April: STEM Coding at Apple Stores
March 27: Ibada Marketplace at Lawrence Heights MS
African Heritage Month Opening Celebration at Downsview Secondary School