Partial image of the yellow Sankofa bird from the Black History Month 2020 poster.

Black History Month

Every February, Canadians are invited to participate in Black History Month festivities and events that honour the legacy of Black Canadians, past and present.

The 2020 theme for Black History Month is: "Canadians of African Descent: Going forward, guided by the past." This was inspired by the theme of the United Nations’ International Decade for People of African Descent (2015-2024).

Black History Month poster

A yellow Sankofa bird reaching for an egg. Text: Black History Month 2020 – Canadians of African Descent: Going forward, Guided by the past.

Feet forward, head turned backward, the Sankofa bird reflects on the past to build a successful future.

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