Organizations and educational resources on the history of Black communities in Canada

There are many organizations and educational resources across the country devoted to the promotion and awareness of the history of Black communities in Canada. Below you can find some organizations and insightful resources.


  • Amherstburg Freedom Museum
    Previously known as 'the Black Museum', the Amherstburg Freedom Museum is a community-based, non-profit museum that tells the story of African-Canadians' journey and contributions, by preserving and presenting artifacts that educate and inspire.
  • New Brunswick Black History Society
    The New Brunswick Black History Society is dedicated to the research, analysis, documentation and preservation of New Brunswick's Black History. The NBBHS gathers information concerning New Brunswick's Black residents, past and present, promotes awareness of New Brunswick's Black history, encourages the Black community and the general public to work together and works towards increasing the presence of Black History in New Brunswick's educational system.
  • Black Loyalist Heritage Society
    The objectives of the Society are to:
    • Develop, preserve, promote, protect and exhibit the history and heritage of the Black Loyalists and their descendants;
    • Promote universal recognition of the ancestry of the Black Loyalist Heritage Society as a nascent Canadian heritage community, having been among the original settlers of Canada, and having had no prior citizenship in any other country;
    • Cultivate and contribute to the economic prosperity of the Black Loyalist community through participation in community development initiatives;
    • Actively participate in Canadian multiculturalism campaigns, projects and other efforts toward social cohesion.

    In 2015, the Black Loyalist Center was created to promote Black Loyalists as an integral part of Canada's heritage and to foster the economic prosperity of the Black Loyalist community.

  • Black History Ottawa
    Black History Ottawa is a registered Canadian charity with a mandate to advance education by increasing the public's knowledge and appreciation of, and by carrying out research in, the history, culture, traditions, and achievements of Canadians of African descent.
  • British Columbia Black History Awareness Society (BCBHAS)
    The British Columbia Black History Awareness Society (BCBHAS) celebrates the historical and contemporary achievements and contributions of Black communities in British Columbia by creating an awareness of their history in this province, stimulating interest in their stories. This website offers a rich learning centre with resources, articles, reports, and videos for everyone including educators, parents, students, families, and researchers.
  • Buxton National Historic Site & Museum
    Founded on the original site of the Elgin Settlement that served as a terminus on the Underground Railroad for Black people fleeing oppression, Buxton National Historic Site & Museum's main purpose is to collect, preserve, exhibit, and interpret historical artifacts related to the Elgin Settlement.
  • Ontario Black History Society
    The Ontario Black History Society is a non-profit registered Canadian charity dedicated to the study, preservation and promotion of Black history and heritage.
  • Uncle Tom’s Cabin Historic Site
    Uncle Tom’s Cabin Historic Site sits on part of the original property purchased in 1841 by abolitionist Josiah Henson and his supporters to establish a refuge for the many fugitives from slavery in the United States. It consists of an interpretive centre, three historic buildings, two cemeteries and numerous artifacts that were preserved as a legacy to these early pioneers.
  • Slavery to Freedom
    Explore an important chapter of Ontario's history through visits to the many Black heritage sites and museums across the province.
  • Black History Month – Montréal
    The Round Table on Black History Month is a non-profit organization that promotes activities highlighting both the history and the contemporary situation of Black communities in Quebec.
  • The Black Cultural Centre for Nova Scotia
    The Black Cultural Centre for Nova Scotia is a museum and library resource centre that focuses on the history and culture of African Nova Scotians, striving to educate and inspire, as well as to protect, preserve, and promote Black culture in Nova Scotia.
  • The Saskatchewan African Canadian Heritage Museum Inc. (SACHM)
    SACHM is a provincial organization whose primary purpose is to celebrate, explore, research, document and preserve the history, heritage and contributions of people of African ancestry.

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