Black History Month is an opportunity for all of us to celebrate African-Canadian culture and its contributions to Canadian society. The official launch of Hamilton’s celebration takes place on Friday, February 2, 2018 at City Hall. There will be special programs and events throughout Hamilton for the month. The Hamilton Public Library offers many different programs, and you can find a complete list at http://www.hpl.ca/season/all/black-history-month.
Here at CCASH, Black History Month is an opportunity for staff learning and reflection about anti-black racism and how to mitigate its impacts in child welfare work. We are supported in this work by our Provincial Association, the Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies (OACAS). They have just launched Phase 2 of the One Vision One Voice project, whose mandate is to address the over-representation and experiences of disparities faced by African Canadians after coming into contact with the child welfare system. Click here to find out more about this important project. We are proud to have participated in the development of One Vision, One Voice, and will be working to implement it in the coming months.