See Us, Learn Us: A New Perspective on Teaching Identity, Belonging and the Black Canadian Experience

See Us, Learn Us: A New Perspective on Teaching Identity, Belonging and the Black Canadian Experience

"Despite a history in Canada dating back four centuries, Black communities are always seen as 'non-Canadian, always other, always elsewhere, recent, unfamiliar, and impossible" - Robyn Maynard, Policing Black Lives: State Violence in Canada From Slavery to the Present

This engaging and interactive webinar series will provide you with new perspectives on strengthening identity and belonging at school through teaching and learning about the Black Canadian experience. Building on previous professional learning offerings, this new five-part multi-media series uses videos, music, spoken word, and more to build teacher confidence by applying historical foundations needed to address the current realities of Black Canadians. Focusing on horizontal and vertical alignment within the curriculum, this series is intended to address the calls from parents of Black children, educators and leaders to move equitable and inclusive education forward. It will also focus on meaningful and relevant integration of Black history, Black excellence, and the many significant contributions of Black Canadians in the curriculum all year long. Engaging in this series will help all educators and staff across districts to: acknowledge that racism is a current and systemic problem; educate themselves about overt racism and the impact of racial microaggressions; take meaningful steps to persist through challenges and mistakes through a journey of learning and growth, with mutual respect and appreciation for the diversity and richness within Black Canadian communities.

All participants will receive an individualized professional learning certificate upon completion of this series.

More information about this series:
- This is a multi-session webinar series, where each session will include interactive delivery, curriculum connections, and Q & A.

- Webinars will be available to join live from February 7, 2023 - April 4, 2023 at 6:30pm - 7:45pm ET, and view on-demand until October 31, 2023.

- Webinars will prepare attendees with practical strategies and knowledge that can be confidently embedded into your teaching and learning practice immediately.

- This professional learning opportunity will allow for multiple opportunities to connect and collaborate with the presenters as well as educators across Canada.
Sessions in this Series
  • February 7, 2023 - 6:30 - 7:45pm ET
    Session 1: Early Black Presence in Canada
    The recorded presence of Black people in Canada dates to the 1600s. This sess...
  • February 21, 2023 - 6:30 - 7:45pm ET
    Session 2: Black Canadian Communities
    Many diverse Black Canadian communities emerged across Canada starting in the...
  • March 7, 2023 - 6:30 - 7:45pm ET
    Session 3: Anti- Black Racism and Resistance
    From enslavement until present, systemic anti-Black racism has been prevalent...
  • March 21, 2023 - 6:30 - 7:45pm ET
    Session 4: Black Canadian Culture
    Black Canadian communities are very diverse. As a result, there is an emergin...
  • April 4, 2023 - 6:30 - 7:45pm ET
    Session 5: Black Canadian Excellence
    Black Canadians have made significant contributions to Canada in ways that de...

Bring the Black Canadian Experience into the Classroom