Canada’s official theme for Black History Month 2022 is February and Forever: Celebrating Black History today and every day.
Thanks to our colleagues at MMF for collecting this list below. These events celebrate Black creators, and offer resources and learning opportunities for anti-oppression and anti-racism in the workplace and beyond.
- “10 Defining Moments in Canadian Music History by Black Artists” compiled by the JUNO Awards. Click here to view.
- Before the 6ix, a series that connects the dots from Toronto’s present-day internationally recognized hip-hop influence to the rich and vitally important roots of its past, is presenting a special event tomorrow. “Before the 6ix – Behind The Beat” will discuss the evolution of the sound of Toronto hip-hop from the past to the present. | Online, Wed. Feb 9, 6PM EST. Learn more and register here.
- Explore Toronto History Museum’s Black History Month YouTube Playlist. The Awakenings short films and conversations featured are from Black, Indigenous and artists of colour, operating under the principles of anti-oppression, anti-colonialism, and anti-racism.
- Perspectives LIVE Show of Colleges and Institutes Canada – Amplifying BIPOC voices: representation, visibility, and opportunity | Online on Feb.10, 12PM-1PM EST
- The Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion is hosting a Roundtable on the topic of Black Lives Matter in the workplace | Online on Feb. 11, 1PM – 2PM EST
- The University of Calgary is hosting a discussion about understanding anti-Black racism and Black health and wellness | Online on Feb. 17, 4:30PM – 6PM CST// 6:30 – 8PM EST
- The Calgary Folk Music Festival’s Block Heater series is putting on a special Black History Month panel discussion | YouTube on Feb. 17, 9PM EST
- The University of Calgary is hosting Black Excellence in the Time of EDI: Celebration or Tokenism | Online on March 3, 4:30 to 6 p.m.
- February also celebrates Nova Scotia African Heritage Month, and there is a live and online events calendar that is being regularly updated with information. Click here to view.