February is Black History Month. We’re celebrating the tremendous contributions made by many of the extraordinary leaders, advocates, and innovators who have helped build a better, more equal, and more inclusive future for Canada.
Click on the portraits below to read more about their work.
"Until all of us have made it, none of us have made it."
"Black history is not just for Black people – Black history is Canadian history."
"Empower women and you will see a decrease in poverty, illiteracy, disease and violence."
"The music field was the first to break down racial barriers, because in order to play together, you have to love the people you are playing with, and if you have any racial inhibitions, you wouldn't be able to do that."
Kathleen “Kay” Livingstone
William A. White
Mary Ann Shadd