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Black History Month Canada

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

NFB: Black Communities in Canada

Explore our collection of films by award-winning Black filmmakers, creators, and allies of the Black community, detailing a rich history to better understand the present.

A Celebration of the 25th Anniversary of Black History Month in Canada - Honouring Dr. Carter G. Woodson and other BHM founders

This conference will mark the UN International Decade for People of African Descent; will affirm the legacy of Dr. Carter G. Woodson and the ASALH’s role in initiating Black History Month, and, will mark the 25th Anniversary of February as Black History Month across Canada.

Being Black In Canada

Throughout February, BEING BLACK IN CANADA will also offer a series of feature stories on Black men making a difference in their communities. 

Tell us what Black History Month means to you.

Use 10 words to tell us what Black History Month means to you.

February is Black History Month, or if you’re in Nova Scotia, African Heritage Month.

As the Canada Heritage website suggests, Canadians take this month to support “festivities and events that honour the legacy of Black Canadians, past and present.”

Black History Quiz

Complete the Black History Quiz to ascertain your current knowledge of Canadian Black history.

Government of Canada

Every February, people in Canada are invited to participate in Black History Month festivities and events that honour the legacy of Black Canadians and their communities.

The 2021 theme for Black History Month is: “The Future is Now”

Speak Truth to Power Canada: Human Dignity

In this lesson plan on Human Dignity you will find student activities that support the theme of this lesson, including activities related to Black History Month, contributions to Canada by Black Canadians, a racial profiling scan of one’s community, derogatory terms commonly used today, and the effect of various discriminatory practices and thinking on individual human dignity.

Celebrating Black History Month At The Tiny Desk

This February, NPR Music’s Tiny Desk Concert series will celebrate Black History Month by featuring 13 Tiny Desk (home) concerts by Black artists across genres. The lineup includes both emerging and established artists who will be performing a Tiny Desk concert for the first time.

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