Every February, people in Canada are invited to participate in Black History Month festivities and events that honour the legacy of Black Canadians and their communities.
The 2021 theme for Black History Month is: "The Future is Now".
Black History Month poster
“The Future is Now” is a chance to celebrate and acknowledge the transformative work that Black Canadians and their communities are doing now.
Download the Black History Month poster
Video message from the Honourable Bardish Chagger
Learn how Black History Month came to be recognized in Canada.
Read the biographies of some notable people who have shaped Black Canadian history.
Explore the organizations and resources that promote awareness of Black history in Canada.
Learn about organizations that Black Canadians and organizations have created to advance equality and human rights.
Learn more about Black history in Canada through the events and contributions that Black people have made to all sectors of society well before this country was even called Canada.