Black History Month 


Background

Every year, Canadians are invited to participate in Black History Month festivities and events, to honour and pay tribute to Black Canadians, and to pay homage to the many achievements Black Canadians have contributed to make Canada the culturally diverse, compassionate, and prosperous nation it is today. For more information, please visit the Black History Month page, provided by the Government of Canada. 

Each year in February, we highlight Black History Month throughout our schools, encouraging staff and students to take part in activities and learning opportunities that enhance awareness of Canadian Black history, and celebrate the many ways in which Black Canadians have enriched our communities across Halton, and across Canada.

To view a list of other Black History Awareness Events taking place across Halton, please visit the Canadian Caribbean Association of Halton at: www.ccah.ca/ and the Burlington Black History Committee at:  sites.google.com/site/burlingtonblackhistory/.

As a Catholic school system, we focus on Achieving, Believing and Belonging. And while each is a priority, we place a very strong emphasis on Belonging. We do this because we know that true community both requires and creates a sense of belonging. True community also requires and creates a deep understanding, and a sense of gratitude for the many members of our community who have been instrumental in shaping our history.

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