February is Black History Month. During this month we honour the legacy and achievements of Black Canadians such as The Honourable Lincoln M. Alexander and Violet King, the first Black Member of Parliament in the House of Commons and the first Black female lawyer in Canada, respectively. This is also a time to educate ourselves on the diverse history, heritage and culture of many Canadians of African and Caribbean descent, who are here historically as a result of the transatlantic slave trade and in recent times are here through migration to Canada seeking employment, education or refuge. Madison recognizes and is thankful for the tremendous contributions that Black Canadians have made to advancements and diversity in Canadian society as well as within our own agency.
To learn more about Black History Month and other influential Black Canadians, please visit the Government of Canada webpages linked below: