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Black History Month (February 2024)


The month of February is recognized as Black History Month, where we take the opportunity to celebrate the progress, richness and diversity of the achievements and contributions of Black Canadians and around the world. 

The 2024 theme for Black History Month is: “Black Excellence: A Heritage to Celebrate; a Future to Build”. This theme celebrates the rich past and present contributions and accomplishments of Black people in Canada, while aspiring to embrace new opportunities for the future.

The theme aligns with the 10th year of the International Decade for People of African Descent and recognizes that people of African descent represent a distinct group whose human rights must be promoted and protected.

No matter where you live, we invite all Canadians to learn more about Black Canadian communities, and how they continue to help shape Canada.

Black History Month Proclamation (English)

Black History Month Proclamation (French)


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