February is Black History Month
Every February, people across Canada participate in Black History Month events and festivities that honour the legacy of Black people in Canada and their communities.
The 2023 theme for Black History Month is: “Ours to tell”. This theme represents both an opportunity to engage in open dialogue and a commitment to learning more about the stories Black communities in Canada have to tell about their histories, successes, sacrifices and triumphs.
No matter where you live, we invite all Canadians to learn more about these communities, and how they continue to help shape Canadian history.
Black History Month toolkit
Use our digital toolkit to promote Black History Month all month long. Posters, social media images, a virtual background, and much more!
Black History Month 2023... by the numbers
Obtain data related to Black communities in Canada.
About Black History Month
Learn how Black History Month came to be recognized in Canada.
Read the biographies of notable Black Canadians who helped shape Canada.
Organizations and educational resources on the history of Black communities in Canada
Explore the organizations and resources that promote awareness of Black history in Canada.
The legacy and impact of organizations led by Black women in Canada
Learn about the impact that organizations led by Black women in Canada have had on their communities, and how they advanced equality and human rights.
Significant events in Black history in Canada
Learn more about the Black experience in Canada through the events and contributions made by people of African and Caribbean descent to the settlement, growth and story of Canada.
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