The school programs listed below can be offered for remote class learning. All programs are in English. If your school is interested in offering one of these programs, please contact email@example.com to book any school program. For a full overview, please view this document.
1. Diana Braithwaite and Chris Whiteley
Blues and Jazz with Chris and Diana: Pre-recorded musical performance featuring jazz songs, and the spoken word created by multiple Maple Blues award winning artists Diana Braithwaite and Chris Whiteley. During the performance, they educate and entertain audiences with a musical journey through history to discover the early origins of jazz and the current music they performed. This 30-minute presentation is educational while entertaining. Program suited for elementary and secondary students.
Celebrate Canada’s Black History with Diana Braithwaite: This 30-minute upbeat video for students provides an overview of Black history in Canada by focusing on amazing and proud stories about outstanding African-Canadian legends from coast to coast with musical performances. Program suited for elementary and secondary students.
2. Steelpan Music Demonstration (15 mins) and Mini Concert (15 mins)
Pre-recorded performance and workshop to be securely broadcast via the Ministry of Education portals. Programs funded by Oakville Community Foundation’s Community Classrooms project. Program suited for elementary students.
Dedicated to promoting diversity and inclusion, supporting cultural development, and encouraging civic engagement, the CCAH brings Caribbean music and education to Community Classroom participants. This vibrant and informative session about Steelpan has been designed with the young online learner in mind. Register with the Oakville Community Foundation: Steel Pan Demonstration and Mini Concert – Community Classroom (theocf.org)
3. Sizzlin’ Halton Caribbean Cooking Sessions
Sessions are designed for English Secondary students but are also an excellent opportunity for ESL students and participants in social justice or hospitality programs. Virtual option includes 30-minute pre-recorded cooking video followed by a 30-minute live-feed discussion with the Chef. There are 6 episodes to choose from. Sessions are broadcast via the Ministry of Education portals. In-person bookings with Chefs are available. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to book.
4. Steadfast: The Messenger and The Message
The Story of Jean Augustine’s journey from Happy Hill, Grenada to being the first Black woman elected to Canada’s House of Commons and the first Black woman to serve in Canada’s federal Cabinet. The CCAH is working directly with the HDSB and the HCDSB for viewing times for secondary school students February 21-24 at Film.ca in Oakville.
5.(Un)healthy Youth Relationships
Presented by Radius Child and Youth Services, in this workshop for secondary students, youth will learn about the different types of abuse and how unhealthy relationships can begin. We will cover several “red flags” or warning signs that could be indicators of an abusive or unhealthy relationships. Statistics regarding types of abuse in different populations will be presented, as well as the impact of abuse on victims. Finally, we will talk about how you can help a friend who might be in an unhealthy relationship, and where the person perpetrating the abuse can seek help. Please contact email@example.com to book.
6. Black History Posters
Schools can be provided with informational banners developed by the Oakville Museum that relate to the displays within their exhibits. There are 14 posters in total; each is approximately 75 cm x 30 cm. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to book.
7. Clef Notes to Canvas
Facilitated by local artist Omar “Oms” Hopkinson | Grade 9 – 12 | 2.5 hours. This is an interactive art session, where creativity, music and awareness meet. The first part of the program focuses on “The Struggle” whereby participants allow the mood of the background music to evoke feelings that are translated onto the canvas. The second part focuses on the “Freedom” of creativity whereby participants allow music to influence exploration and expand upon the initial artwork created. No experience necessary. View trailer: https://vimeo.com/501981160/03340c694a
8. Oakville Museum for Grade 6 (Oakville HDSB and HCDSB students only)
The Underground Railroad: Next Stop, Freedom & Legacy Voices | Oakville Museum | 8 Navy St, Oakville | Contact email@example.com with questions.
Through virtual tours, digitized artifacts, hands-on activities, stories, and a live interactive video presentation, this inquiry-based education program helps students immerse themselves into historical experiences that offer unique opportunities to experience our shared living heritage. Students will explore Oakville’s relationship with the United States in the context of the Underground Railroad. They will learn about how Oakville Harbour played a significant role in the journey to Canada for many freedom seekers. Key figures in the Oakville Underground Railroad story are introduced through the exhibition Freedom, Opportunity and Family: Oakville’s Black History, and excerpts from the multimedia presentation The Underground Railroad: Next Stop Freedom as well as more contemporary stories from the CCAH documentary Legacy Voices. Please register your Grade 6 class with the Oakville Community Foundation: The Underground Railroad: Next Stop, Freedom & Legacy Voices Description – Community Classroom (theocf.org)
9. Belonging and Racial Identity in Halton
The Belonging and Racial Identity in Halton report is a community-led project that further explores how to provide First Nations, Inuit and Metis and racialized individuals with a greater sense of inclusion and belonging in all areas of community life. The report is the culmination of a local survey that sought the thoughts and opinions of Black, Indigenous and People of Colour who live, work and spend time in Halton Region.
To support the findings in the report and present them in a way that is digestible to students, accompanying videos have been created that walk through areas such as Inclusivity in Education, Cultural Displays, Inclusivity in the Workplace, Healthcare, Rebuilding the Justice System and more. The videos also outline recommendations and include Discussion Topics for teachers. Register here: Belonging and Racial Identity in Halton – Community Classroom (theocf.org)