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Black History Month – February 2018

Every February, during Black History Month, we have an opportunity to celebrate the many achievements and contributions that African Canadians have made to this country as well as their lived experiences throughout history.  Many festivities and events are held during the month to honour the legacy of Black Canadians both past and present.

For Black History Month 2018, the Government of Canada has chosen to highlight the theme of Black Canadian Women:  Stories of Strength, Courage and Vision.

In December of 1995, the House of Commons officially recognized February as Black History Month in Canada following a motion introduced by the first Black Canadian woman elected to Parliament, the Honourable Jean Augustine. The motion was carried unanimously by the House of Commons.

In February 2008, Senator Donald Oliver, the first Black man appointed to the Senate, introduced the Motion to Recognize Contributions of Black Canadians and February as Black History Month.  It received unanimous approval and was adopted on March 4th, 2008.

People of African descent have helped to shape this nation’s identity since the arrival of Mathieu Da Costa, a navigator and interpreter, whose presence in Canada dates back to the early 1600s.  However, we haven’t always recognized the role of African Canadians in our history.  For instance it may come as a surprise to learn that some of the Loyalists who came to Canada after the American Revolution and made their home in the Maritimes were Black or that Black Canadian soldiers served in wartime as far back as the War of 1812.

Few are aware of the fact that African people were once enslaved in the territory that is now called Canada, or of how those individuals who fought slavery helped to lay the foundation for the diverse and inclusive society that now helps to define us as Canadians.

For more information about Black History Month visit: https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/campaigns/black-history-month.html

Updates from Kawartha Haliburton CAS

Foster Care Info Session Jan 17 2018

Foster Care and Adoption Information Session – Thursday, Jan 17, 2019 from 6-8pm

Join us at an upcoming Foster Care and Adoption Information Session! Thursday, January 17, 2019 6pm to 8pm Kawartha-Haliburton CAS 1100 Chemong Road, Peterborough ...

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KHCAS Holiday Office Hours - Dec 24 thru Jan 2

Over the holidays, the KHCAS Peterborough, Lindsay and Haliburton office hours will be as follows: CLOSED Monday, December 24 CLOSED Tuesday, December 25 CLOSED ...

PALS Self Care Nov 27 2018

PALS Network presents The Importance of Self-Care - Nov 27 from 6-8pm, Durham CAS

Join us for a PALS Network / Adoption Awareness Month Celebration on The Importance of Self-Care – Tuesday, November 27 from 6pm to 8pm at Durham ...

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Foster Care and Adoption Information Session - Tuesday, Nov 27, 2018 6-8pm

Come out and learn more about foster parenting and adoption! For more information, please call 1.800.661.2843, ext. 1221. Fostering Changes Futures.  Join Us Today.

PALS Attachment and Related Trauma - Nov 6 2018

PALS Network Presents: Attachment and Related Trauma - Tuesday, Nov 6

Join us for a PALS Network session on Attachment and Related Trauma – Tuesday, November 6 from 6pm to 8pm at Highland Shores Children’s Aid, 363 ...

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Dress Purple Day on October 24 for Kids' Rights - October 17, 2018

On Wednesday, October 24, 2018, communities across Ontario will DRESS PURPLE to show their commitment to children’s rights to safety and well-being.  On Dress Purple Day we acknowledge ...

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