Celebrating Black History Month – A message from OTF President Chris Cowley

Black History Month is a time to celebrate the important contributions of Black Canadians to our society and culture. A time to expand our depth of knowledge of the history and diversity of people who helped shape our communities and our country, and most importantly, share what we have learned.

Although we recognize Black History Month in February, as teachers, we remain committed to eliminating anti-Black racism in our schools and deconstructing the systemic policies that perpetuate it all year long.

Schools must be agents of change in confronting hate in all its forms. Black History Month helps us to focus on the important contributions and unique challenges this community faces. As educators and leaders, we are called to take action to eliminate anti-Black racism in all its forms.