Natasha Henry

Natasha Henry
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Contact Name: Natasha Henry
Title: CEO / President
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Her Master’s Major Research Project (MRP), Lend Me Your Ear: The Voice of Early African Canadian Communities in Ontario Through Petitions, investigated the current state of the teaching of African Canadian history in elementary and secondary public schools to understand why it has remained virtually unchanged for decades, despite gains in policy revision. It includes a curriculum unit developed around six petitions penned by individuals and groups of African-Canadians. This was done with the intent of bringing the voices, opinions and experiences of African-Canadians into classrooms as a way to model how their counter-narrative can be incorporated within the existing curricular framework and also advocating for compulsory learning expectations on Black history and experiences in the Ontario curriculum.