The stigma associated with black skin in Canada is VERY different from the USA. We don't have the same history of conflict with black folks here - most black Canadians are recent immigrants rather than the descendants of slaves. Except for certain places in Toronto, black people are viewed as a curiosity or a fun exception to the rule rather than an underclass.
HOWEVER, we are certainly viewed through the prism of the black experience within the United States. Black folks here have a whole set of things stacked against them/us, mainly due to cultural creep from our southern neighbours. I have a series of "black history in Canada" articles available on my blog, but there are far more fastidious historians of the black experience in Canada that myself.
Canada also has a foundational myth of "we don't have a racism problem in Canada" that is very annoying and hard to break through. We have serious racial issues here, but most people are incredibly reluctant to engage.