This theme of this year's Black History Month is Black Canadian Youth: Boundless, Rooted and Proud
OTTAWA, Feb. 1, 2019 /CNW/ - Every February we honour and celebrate the significant contributions of Black Canadians to the growth and prosperity of our country. Black History Month is a time to reflect on the long and rich history of Black Canadians and their accomplishments in building an open, diverse society.
Throughout our history, Black Canadians have made a tremendous impact on society and have inspired the next generation of young Black leaders to carve out their own place in Canada. This year's theme, "Black Canadian Youth: Boundless, Rooted and Proud," shines a light on how Black youth are shaping the country we live in today.
As the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism, I would like to reaffirm our government's commitment to address anti-black racism and discrimination that still exist in our society. I would also like to invite all Canadians to take part in the various Black History Month events held across Canada.
SOURCE Canadian Heritage
For further information: (media only), please contact: Simon Ross, Press Secretary, Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism, 819-997-7788