Every February, people across Canada participate in Black History Month with events and festivities that honour the legacy of Black Canadians and their communities. The 2022 theme for Black History Month is: “February and Forever: Celebrating Black History today and every day,” which focuses on recognizing the daily contributions that Black Canadians make to Canada. We would like to encourage our fellow Canadians to take some time this month, and all through the year, to consider how you can learn about and promote awareness of concepts such as decolonization, intersectional feminism, and the impact of race on social and economic justice. While February is Black History Month in Canada specifically, it is equally important to recognize the accomplishments of and struggles faced by Black individuals globally.
In the hopes that you may find some helpful information to begin or continue learning about these important concepts, we’ve compiled a list of resources and information on both Black History events and notable individuals to learn from. Click here to view the list.
While we hope the resources we have will provide you with a good starting point, or perhaps someone new to learn from, please keep in mind that our very few suggestions barely scratch the surface of learning opportunities. We encourage everyone to take some time to think about how and why racism still exists in Canada, where there is conflict in relation to race, and how we can each help to resolve these issues.