Black History Month.
Every February, people in Canada are invited to celebrate and honour the legacy of Black Canadians and their communities. The 2021 theme for Black History Month is “The Future is Now”.
Community Development Halton is proud to recognize, celebrate and bring awareness to the significant contributions that African-Canadians have and continue to make to the cultural landscape of our country and our community.
Community Development Halton is proud to support Black History Month programming and initiatives taking place in our community. If you have events that you would like added to this list, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to have it added.
Learn about Black History Month: https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/campaigns/black-history-month/about.html
Halton events that honour the legacy and contributions of Black Canadians:
- Mayor Rob Burton‘s proclamation
- Canadian Caribbean Association of Halton partners with community organizations like the Town of Oakville, Sheridan College, and Halton Regional Police Service to deliver a highly engaging kickoff event involving the performing and visual arts, initiating a month of cultural and educational activities in celebration of Black History throughout February. https://www.ccah.ca/bhm2021.html
- Halton Regional Police Service has launched a Black Heritage Cruiser Design Contest. https://www.haltonpolice.ca/en/about-us/blackheritagecruisercontest.aspx
- Visit Town of Halton Hills. Discover content created by Black writers, artists and educators, including visual art, interviews, and music at https://www.visithaltonhills.ca/en/play-and-explore/black-history-month.aspx
- Halton District School Board – virtual presentations and events – https://www.hdsb.ca/our-board/Pages/News/News-Description.aspx?NewsID=844
- Halton Catholic District School Board – students are invited to participate in Black History Month, to honour Black Canadians https://www.hcdsb.org/2021/01/hcdsb-recognizes-black-history-month/
- Burlington Public Library – virtual events and resources, including books, ebooks, streaming movies and more. https://www.bpl.on.ca/blackhistory
- TD list of virtual community events at https://communityevents.td.com/en/event/740