On December 14, 1995, the House of Commons unanimously approved the motion presented by the Honourable Jean Augustine to recognize February as Black History Month.
An excerpt from a government website about this month reads:
Black people and their communities have been a part of shaping Canada’s heritage and identity since the arrival of Mathieu Da Costa, a navigator and interpreter, whose presence in Canada dates to the early 1600s.
Black history in Canada has not always been celebrated or highlighted. There is little mention that some of the Loyalists who came here after the American Revolution and settled in the Maritimes were people of African descent, or of the many sacrifices made in wartime by soldiers of African descent as far back as the War of 1812.
Canadians are not always aware of the fact that Black people were once enslaved in the territory that is now Canada or how those who fought enslavement helped to lay the foundation of the diverse and inclusive society in Canada.
Black History Month is about honouring the enormous contributions that Black people have made, and continue to make, in all sectors of society. It is about celebrating resilience, innovation, and determination to work towards a more inclusive and diverse Canada—a Canada in which everyone has every opportunity to flourish.
To support your effort to end systemic racism in your organization and empower your staff and management to deal with conscious and unconscious biases, we would like to invite you all to an open house on Black History Month.
In this corporate workshop, you will be learning:
- How to appreciate and maximize People of African Descent
- The ongoing fight and plight of People of African Descent
- The underlying factors why Black Lives Matter
- The professional & business potentials of people of African Descent
- How to attract and retain People of African Descent
YOU CAN BOOK A CORPORATE SESSION FOR YOUR ORGANIZATION OR REGISTER YOURSELVES FOR THIS