Natasha Henry elected President Ontario Black History Society


New President Natasha Henry, left, with Immediate Past President Nikki Clarke

New President Natasha Henry, left, with Immediate Past President Nikki Clarke


The Ontario Black History Society (OBHS) is pleased to announce the election of a new President and First Vice-President at a meeting held in Toronto on November 1st, 2017. Our new President is Natasha Henry, historian, educator and author.  Our First Vice-President is Channon Oyeniran, an executive member of Light Generation-a young adults’ based organization in Durham, co-founder of Oyeniran Education Support (OyES), an educational organization created by herself and her husband. Also joining the Board Executive is OBHS Secretary Cheryl HazellChallenger.

“I am honoured to join the OBHS team build on the work and vision of the founders of this community institution to share, preserve, and celebrate the rich, diverse history of Black Canadians, past and present, and to continue the efforts under our Immediate Past President Nikki Clarke, to engage youth and to build strong and lasting community partnerships”, says Ms. Henry. ” I also hope to advance the organization’s goal to improve the preservation and access to our archival collection through the use of technology. In a collective effort to make a difference, we will continue to go forward, upward, and onward”.

“I am honoured to be working with Natasha Henry, the new President of the Ontario Black History Society, and the rest of the OBHS board! I look forward to supporting Natasha, as we all continue to promote and celebrate African Canadian heritage in Ontario and Canada. The OBHS will continue to strive for positive growth, progression and meaningful impact across the province and the country ,” says Ms. Oyeniran.

Thank you to all our members who attended the 2017 AGM and congratulations to all new members of the Board.

Source: Ontario Black History Society

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