Every February, people across Canada participate in Black History Month events and festivities that honour the legacy of Black people in Canada and their communities.
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.
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Territorial Acknowledgement: We acknowledge that the land on which the work of Every Kid in Our Communities is performed is the traditional and unceded territory of the Anishinaabe, Algonquin, Huron-Wendat, Haudenosaunee, Mississauga, and Mohawk peoples. We acknowledge the legacy of colonialism and the inequities it created that are ongoing. We are committed to reducing these inequities through the work of EKIOC. We acknowledge the enduring presence of the Indigenous people with whom we share this land today, their achievements, and their contributions to our community and commit to learning from them. We offer this acknowledgment as an act of reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples of Canada.