A Black People’s History of Canada (BPHC) is a three-year project initiated by the Department of Canadian Heritage and Dalhousie University in 2021. Its purpose is to conduct new research into our nation’s rich African Canadian heritage. Partnering with African Canadian groups and government agencies responsible for education, BPHC will help create new elementary and secondary school curricula in English and for teaching Black history in every Canadian province and territory.


This project is led by the award winning historian and author Dr. Afua Cooper.
This project empowers educators, learners, and all Canadians through ground-breaking research in African Canadian history.
  • The Honourable Jean Augustine

    Black history is not just for black people. Black history is Canadian history.

    The Honourable Jean Augustine
  • Rosemary Brown

    We must open the doors and we must see to it they remain open, so that others can pass through.

    Rosemary Brown
  • Nelson Mandela

    Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.

    Nelson Mandela