Emancipation Day

Emancipation Day Quick Facts

2021 DateAugust 1, 2021
2022 DateAugust 1, 2022
Emancipation Day

Emancipation Day History

Emancipation Day seeks to celebrate the abolishment of slavery in Canada. The governor of Upper Canada (now Ontario) John Graves Simcoe was able to pass legislation in 1807 that would abolish the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade.

In 1833, the Slavery Abolition Act would bring an end to slavery throughout Canada.

Emancipation Day is observed annually on August 1st.

Emancipation Day References and Related Sites

rcs.ca: Emancipation Day

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