Interested in Black History and eradicating racism against the Black community from an early age, Channon’s keen interest and passion in these areas, helped her realize that she must do all she could to educate others and raise awareness of the rich history of Black people. An enthusiast of reading, travel and writing poetry, Channon has an indescribable passion and thirst to not only know more about history, in particular- slavery (historical and modern), but to educate people on these issues and to assist in stopping it from continuing!
An honours graduate, with a Bachelor’s degree in History and Caribbean Studies from the
University of Toronto, a Master’s Degree in Slavery Studies from the University of Hull in the
UK, a Certificate in Adult Education from George Brown College and currently undertaking her PhD at Queen’s University, Channon has expanded her knowledge and information about Black History and the issues that the Black community faces both locally, here in Canada and internationally. Apart from participating in conferences and workshops relating to the Black experience and history in Canada, Channon is currently the first Vice-President for the Ontario Black History Society, where she helps the organization preserve, celebrate and spread the rich Black History of Ontario and Canada.
Channon is the co-founder of Oyeniran Education Support (OyES), an educational organization created by herself and her husband and she continues to use these platforms to teach young people about Black History. Channon Oyeniran was born in Scarborough, Ontario and currently resides in Pickering, Ontario with her husband and their sons.