The Ontario Black History Society (OBHS) is dedicated to the study, preservation and promotion of Black history and heritage.
About ONTARIO BLACK HISTORY SOCIETY
The OBHS seeks to educate, entertain, inform and inspire for the benefit of Canadians of African origin and for all who support diversity, inclusivity, educational initiatives and cultural industries.
Founded by educators in 1978, the OBHS is a non-profit organization operated primarily by volunteers. The OBHS has successfully petitioned all government levels for the formal recognition of February as Black History Month, and August 1st as Emancipation Day. The OBHS provides local tours, exhibits, speakers, the official OBHS Black History Month poster, annual OBHS Leaders of Tomorrow youth conferences/events, annual bus tours, research, resource centre, oral history tapes, and intends to create a centre for African-Canadian history and culture in Toronto.