Black History Month | International Decade for People of African Descent

As we begin Black History Month, we took to the stage in honour of the past, present and future of Black Canadians – and proudly announced that Canada will officially recognize the International Decade for People of African Descent. 

We have shared our stories and are being listened to. This is a very important day for Canada with the commitment to the International Decade, which will help us better address the very real and unique challenges that Black Canadians face, and bring us closer to a more just and inclusive country. 

We want to learn more about the issues affecting you, including improving research and data collection, so we can better understand the particular challenges we face. Mental health challenges and over-representation in the corrections system have been raised in particular by community leaders as barriers to Black Canadians experiencing full and equal participation across society.

We are grateful to be making a difference from one country to the next. And doing so better and stronger together for a better world.

Are you a Black Canadian and/or African descent?

Share your story with us at
The Hope for Wellness Helpline is available 24/7 at 1.855.242.3310 with counselling available in English, French, Cree, Ojibway, and Inuktitut

Dorcas Onuh 

Dorcas Onuh