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Channon Oyeniran

Knowledge and EmPowerment

Black History Consultancy, Education and Community Advocacy, Speaker and Facilitator

New Book release – “The time travel adventure of ara”

In this new book, I explore Black History in a new way by allowing Children to travel many years back in time. What follows are thrilling adventures that turns children into heroes that help to free enslaved people.

Founder and Host of Looking Back Into The Future Black History Month Conference

Channon envisioned and brought to life a Black History Community program since 2016. This program has continued to impact the lives of many. Register and attend the 2023 Conference here.

speaking engagements

Over the years, Channon has spoken at elementary schools, historical societies, televised events, heritage fairs, churches, correctional facilities, amongst other organizations.

Black History Education Consultant and Literary curator for Encyclopedia and museums

Channon has currently written over 15 articles which have been published on Encyclopedia Canada and many more still to be published. Channon has consulted for numerous corporate organizations in developing their Black History curriculum and Equity Manuals. She recently curated various exhibits featured at Royal Ontario Museum. As a Ph.D. scholar at Queens University, Channon has been involved in the geography and movement of people and has a number of peer-reviewed publications.

Education, orientation, and empowerment are channon’s key community pilars

Not only does Channon hosted conferences and give talks, she has also been at the grassroot of several community initiatives and projects such as historical movie screening and facilitation of discussions towards fostering equity, social justice and emancipation.

Tv appearances

Channon has appeared on TV programs such as Rogers TV, CTV Your Morning, CTV News Halifax, CBC, and counting.

Book Channon to Speak at youR conference, school education programs and more

List of Channon’s on-going and previous speaking engagement is available here

Channon’s Speaking calendar

On-Going and Upcoming Speaking Engagements


January 31st-Presentation for Educators on CBC Black Life: Untold Stories Education Resources 
February 3rd and 4th-Annual Durham Black History Month Celebration 
February 8th- Ministry of the Attorney General, Civil Law Division 
February 8th and 15th-Jewish Family and Child Service 
February 14th-Probus Club of Clarington 
February 16th-Kwantlen Polytechnic University
February 17th-Talkin’ Tales 6th Annual Event: Resilient Rhythms
February 20th-Wawanesa Insurance
February 21st-ZOLL Canada
February 23rd-Pickering Christian School
February 25th- 9th Annual Looking Back into the Future Conference 
February 26th-Pickering High School
February 27th-Ajax Public Library
February 28th-Ontario Association Of Children’s Aid Societies
March 7th-St. Monica Catholic School
March 27th-Whitby Public Library


February 3rd: McKinsey & Co.; McKinsey Black Network
February 4th: Keynote Address at the Durham Black History Month
February 8th: Bank of Montreal (BMO)
February 9th: Durham College
February 11th: Brampton Library (Four Corners Branch)
February 22nd: Public Safety Canada; Government of Canada
February 24th: Black History Month Market-Museums of Mississauga
February 25th: Looking Back Into the Future Conference
February 27th: Durham Catholic District School Board
February 28th: Women’s Probus Club of Lindsay


February 4th, 2022: Fallingdale PS
February 8th, 2022: Estée Lauder
February 10th, 2022: Ontario Library Service OLS)
February 10th, 2022: Wawanesa Insurance (Part 1)
February 11th, 2022: Settlement Services (Ministry of Labour)
February 14th, 2022: Health Canada
February 17th, 2022: Kujenga Wellness
February 18th, 2022: Ontario Trade and Investment Office-Dallas (Government of Canada)
February 23rd, 2022: Pickering Probus Club
February 23rd, 2022: Rogers TV appearance
February 24th, 2022: Wawanesa Insurance (Part 2)
February 24th, 2022: The Women of Durham Collective Confab event
February 25th, 2022: Municipality of Waterloo
February 26th, 2022: The 7th annual Looking Back into the Future Black History Month Conference
February 28th, 2022: Caledon Library
February 28th, 2022: Lululemon

Channon’s Publications

Oyeniran, C. (Upcoming; January 2024). ‘Donald W. Moore’ The Canadian Encyclopedia.

Oyeniran, C. (June 2022). ‘Anti-Black Racism in Canada’ The Canadian Encyclopedia.

Oyeniran, C. et al., 2021 ‘Intervention-Impermanence: On Frantz Fanon’s Geographies’, Antipode Online,

Oyeniran, C. et al., 2021 ‘Little Jamaica” tour, in conjunction with Heritage Toronto and the Ontario Black History Society, Toronto, ON

Oyeniran, C. (December 2020). ‘Black Lives Matter-Canada,’ The Canadian Encyclopedia.

Oyeniran, C. (November 2020). ‘Annamie Paul,’ The Canadian Encyclopedia.

Oyeniran, C. (October 2020). ‘Black History in Canada: 1960 to Present’, The Canadian Encyclopedia.

Oyeniran, C. (July 2019). ‘Amber Valley,’ The Canadian Encyclopedia.

Oyeniran, C. (2020). ‘Black Lives Matter-Canada’ The Canadian Encyclopedia.

Oyeniran, C. (February 2019). ‘Sleeping Car Porters in Canada,’ The Canadian Encyclopedia

Oyeniran, C. February 2019). ‘Chatham Coloured All-Stars,’ The Canadian Encyclopedia

Oyeniran, C. (November 2018). ‘Jeremiah Jones,’ The Canadian Encyclopedia

Oyeniran, C. (November 2018). ‘Stanley Grizzle,’ The Canadian Encyclopedia

Oyeniran, C. (October 2018). ‘Rockhead’s Paradise,’ The Canadian Encyclopedia 

Oyeniran, C. (September 2018). ‘Caribbean Canadians,’ The Canadian Encyclopedia 

Oyeniran, C. (September 2018). ‘Black Loyalists in British North America, The Canadian Encyclopedia 

Oyeniran, C. University of Hull Alumni Association. Interview, ‘Positive Impact and Influence of Postgraduate degree has influenced.” Conducted by Channon Oyeniran. April 26, 2018.

Oyeniran, C. 2018, ‘Daniel G. Hill Dedicated His Life to Recording Black Canadian History’, University of Hull Historical Conference April 4, 2018.

Oyeniran, C. et al., ‘Making Her Mark: The Women of Niagara-on-the-Lake,’ Niagara Historical Society (2017) Oyeniran, C. Black Jamaican Canadians Conceptualizing the Idea of “Home” in Private and Public Spaces, From 1945-2007,” University of Hull, Postgraduate Dissertation 2011.

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