Black History Month 2021

February is Black History Month

Black History Month is observed across Canada every February, at which time we share and learn about the experiences, contributions, and achievements of peoples of African ancestry. Black History Month was initiated in Canada by the Ontario Black History Society and introduced to Parliament in December 1995 by Jean Augustine, the first Black woman elected as a member of Parliament. People from an African background have been a fundamental part of Canadian and international history for centuries; however, their value and contribution to society is often overlooked, ignored, or distorted. Black History Month reminds all individuals to understand the significant impact black heritage and culture has had on Canadian history.  

This month, a daily announcement will take place at SGA to highlight historical and modern-day influential Black leaders in North America.

Influential People for Black History Month