Honouring Black History Month

Honouring Black History Month

In 1995, the House of Commons officially recognized February as Black History Month. The month invites us to honour the legacy of Black Canadians, past and present.

The Government of Canada announced the theme for 2021 as “The Future is Now,” calling it a chance to celebrate and acknowledge the transformative work that Black Canadians and their communities are doing now.

We also recognize, that for far too long, members of our Black communities have faced unjust discrimination, including systemic, insidious racism that pervades into the very core of our society. Black History Month is part of our discussions around inclusion that will continue throughout the year.

Over the course of this month, we’ll share stories of Black Canadians who have a connection to Metro Vancouver transit and have uniquely contributed to our communities.

We invite you to join us in recognizing the many achievements and contributions of Black Canadians. To get started and for more information about Black History Month:

Information from the Government of Canada:

Learn about Hogan’s Alley, a Vancouver Black community that was demolished in the 1970s for the Georgia and Dunsmuir Viaducts: