Attention to Omission and Exclusion of Black People in Canada’s History

An examination of the ethos which sees Canada as a place where racial injustice, inequality and discrimination were at most limited and outside of the Canadian mainstream. Canadian historical records documenting the early arrival of blacks, and white responses to their arrival reveal a different story.

Contemporary Canadian racism continues to negatively affect opportunities for blacks and their quality of life. The interplay of the recorded history and contemporary denials are seen as key elements for challenging the Canadian Ethos. This Ethos is a factor in creating barriers that prevent black and white Canadians from recognizing the need for change.
Presenter: Wilburn Hayden*
Worship Arts Facilitator: Rev Debra Faulk
Music: Music Director Jane Perry

* Wilburn Hayden, Jr., Professor Emeritus and Senior Scholar, School of Social
Work, York University, Toronto, Canada, B.A., St. Andrews University; M.S.W.,
University of North Carolina; Ph.D., University of Toronto. Hayden is a social work
educator and practitioner, community organizer, and Appalachian Scholar.