Watch this short video celebrating Jackie Robinson. "Montréal Royals players and fans welcome the first African American player, marking the beginning of the end of major-league baseball's colour barrier (1946)."
This Heritage Minute tells the story of Viola Desmond, an entrepreneur who challenged segregation in Nova Scotia in the 1940s. Viola Desmond is the first Canadian woman to appear on the face of a Canadian banknote, the $10 bill.
Oscar Peterson was among numerous Black working-class families to call Little Burgundy home. Part of Montreal, this neighborhood became a jazz mecca in the early 20th century. Learn more in this companion video to our newest Heritage Minute.
Eva Bailey remembers her experience coming to Canada well. She arrived shortly after the West Indian Domestic scheme, a recruitment initiative that brought young women from English-speaking Caribbean countries to Canada as domestic workers from 1955 to 1967.