“History has shown us that courage can be contagious and hope can take on a life of its own”- Michelle Obama
Black History Month celebrates Black historical figures who have demonstrated courage, hope, dedication, and resiliency. By overcoming obstacles to thrive in their fields, they are beacons of hope and an inspiration to all. In this year's memorial, we recognize and celebrate the contributions of Black Canadians that have shaped Canada’s legacy and society. The theme for 2021 is “The Future is Now”, to remind us that Black history should not just be remembered but used as a source of inspiration to activate change.