Black History Month

We would like to acknowledge the month of February as Black History Month. February 1st – February 28th has been set aside to honor the struggles and achievements of Black people.
For many of us, this is also a reminder of the long history of violence, oppression, and discrimination endured by Black in Canada and around the world. The recent killing of Tyre Nichols whose life was prematurely ended by Memphis police further highlights the issues facing Black people and further traumatizes many especially Black parents and children who live with the constant fear of losing loved ones by virtue of the color of their skin.
We remain hopeful that a time will come when society will not judge people based on their race, skin color, and religion.
The 2023 theme for Black history month is “ours to tell”. This theme represents both an opportunity to engage in open dialogue and a commitment to learning about the stories of Black people in Canada. The Foundation for Black Communities has partnered with SETSI to host a series of informative digital events for people to capacity-build and learn from Black leaders across the country. Find the list below:
Climate Action & Black Leadership Presentation – Virtual
Wednesday, February 1st at 3pm EST
Beyond Solidarity – Discussion
Thursday, February 2nd at 9am EST – Virtual
Black Communities & Grantmaking Panel – Virtual
Friday, February 3rd at Noon EST
Black Communities & Seed Sovereignty
Saturday, February 4th, 2023 – 11am EST – Virtual
When She Leads Panel – Virtual
Wednesday, February 8th at Noon EST
Banking While Black Panel – Virtual
Thursday, February 9th at Noon EST
Cyber Security & Black-led Non-Profits Panel – Virtual
Wednesday, February 15th at Noon EST
The Black Entrepreneurship Ecosystem in Canada Panel – Virtual
Friday, February 17th at Noon EST
Foodpreneur Ecosystem Round Table – Virtual
Monday, February 20th at Noon EST
The Future of Black Communities & Philanthropy in Canada Panel – Virtual
Tuesday, February 21st at Noon EST
Black Communities, The Labour Movement & Decent Work Panel – Virtual
Wednesday, February 22nd at Noon EST
Health Is Wealth Panel – Virtual
Thursday, February 23rd at Noon EST
Social Procurement & Black Business in Canada
Thursday, February 23rd at 6pm EST – Virtual
Black Communities & Charitable Status in Canada Panel – Virtual
Friday, February 24th at Noon EST
The Black Food Sovereignty Movement in Canada Presentation – Virtual
Friday, February 24th at 6pm EST
Black Communities, Law Enforcement & Justice Panel – Virtual
Saturday, February 25th at Noon EST
Educational Attainment & Black Communities Panel – Virtual
Monday, February 27th at Noon EST
Black Communities & Affordable Housing in Canada Panel – Virtual
Tuesday, February 28th at Noon EST
Liberation for Black Canadians with Disabilities – Keynote Address – Virtual
Tuesday, February 28th at 7pm EST
Rites of Passage & Black Communities in Canada
Wednesday, March 1st at Noon EST