Ontario English Catholic Teachers

Catholic Teachers Celebrate Black History Month


“Black History Month is an important opportunity for teachers, students, and our communities to celebrate the rich history and contributions of Black people, and to address and reflect upon Canada’s history of racism.

As Catholic teachers, we will continue to do everything we can to challenge and deconstruct systemic anti-Black racism in our schools and in our society, as we work towards a Canada free from racial discrimination and hatred.

And, while there is much work to be done, there is also much to celebrate. The contributions of Black Canadians are rich and numerous, and have helped to build a more diverse, prosperous, and beautiful society.

This Black History Month, and every day, the Association and its 45,000 Catholic teacher-members reaffirm our commitment to racial justice, anti-racism, and anti-oppression, as we honour the legacy of Black people in our union, our communities, and beyond.”

Barb Dobrowolski, President of the Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association