Thank you to everyone who participated in our Black History Month celebrations on social media! This year’s theme of ‘February & Forever: Celebrating Black History today and every day‘ inspires us to continue celebrating, honouring, and learning from Black voices – beyond just this month.
We shared stories of historical – and present day – leaders in the Black community from a variety of backgrounds including business, the arts, government, and more:
- Willie O’Ree, NHL Hockey Player
- Randell Adjei, Ontario’s First Poet Laureate
- Jean Augustine, First Black Female MP & started BHM in Canada!
- Mary Ann Shadd, First Black Female Newspaper Publisher in Canada
- Michael Lee-Chin, Businessman & Philanthropist
- Sylvia D. Hamilton, Filmmaker, Writer, Educator
In Conversation with Annmarie Morais of CBC’s The Porter
We were incredibly honoured that Annmarie Morais of CBC’s THE PORTER graciously granted Woodview an exclusive interview! Nicki Straza (Engagement Lead) & Genelle Pollydore (Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Coordinator) chatted with Ms. Morais about the new CBC series THE PORTER, her passion for raising awareness of racial inequalities & Black History Month!