It’s a time to celebrate Black culture and history and to applaud the achievements and significant contributions Black Canadians have made to build Canada and to make this country the diverse, welcoming and the strong nation it is today.
Every February, Canadians are invited to participate in learning opportunities, festivities, and events that honour the legacy of Black Canadians, past and present.
While the realities of people of African descent must be reflected in school experiences all year long, the month of February provides a special time for focused reflection on the lived experiences of Black people, past and present.
The Government of Canada’s theme for 2021 Black History Month is “The Future is Now”. It is intended to celebrate and acknowledge the transformative work that Black Canadians and their communities are doing now.