SPLC will be marking Black History Month 2024 with three events designed to recognize the contributions of Black Canadians.

“Few people in Canada are aware of the fact that African people were once enslaved in the territory that is now known as Canada, or of how those who fought enslavement helped to lay the foundation of Canada’s diverse and inclusive society.

Black History Month is a time to learn more about these Canadian stories and the many other important contributions that Black Canadians and their communities have made to the history and continued growth of this country.”- Government of Canada

All events take place in our recreation area at 3333 Finch Avenue East, free and open to all staff, clients, community and residents.

Come by anytime and pick up an information sheet about Black History Month as well as some colour-in pages from the Canada.ca website. 

On Friday, February 16th at 3:15-400pm, join our volunteer to learn about and discuss the significance of Black History Month.

On Wednesday, February 21st at 11:30am, join us as we watch the documentary “Willie”. This documentary explores the life of Willie O’Ree. Willie changed hockey forever on January 18, 1958 when he became the first black player to skate in a National Hockey League game.

On Friday, February 23rd at 3:30pm, join us as we watch the movie “Marshall”. Thurgood Marshall, the NAACP lawyer who would become the first African-American Supreme Court Justice, battles through a career-defining murder trial that quickly became tabloid fodder.

Please visit our Active Living Centre page or program calendar to register for Black History Month 2024 events.