Statement by the Lieutenant Governor on Black History Month


“25 years ago, the Honourable Jean Augustine put forward a motion to mark Black History Month in Canada. The contributions of Black Canadians to this country from coast to coast to coast offer much to celebrate, and yet, the past year has brought to light the many inequalities that exist in our society.

Being a part of a resilient province means addressing these issues head on. The theme of this year’s Black History Month is “The Future is Now”, reminding us that we must start today in recognizing what changes need to be made, while highlighting those great examples of leadership, innovation, collaboration, and commitment in the Black community

Throughout the month of February, the Office of the Lieutenant Governor will share stories of incredible Black Ontarians, while inviting the province to participate in a dialogue on Black leadership in the arts and culture sectors.

Join us on February 8 for a Zoom discussion on “Designing Leadership in a Time of Change” and follow us on social media to learn more.”

Signature of E Dowdeswell