Black History Month reminds us of the rich contributions within our society from people of African and Caribbean decent, and of their ongoing struggle for equity and social justice. Every February, Canadians can participate in festivities and events that honour the legacy of Black Canadians, past and present.

Virtual activities, events and presentations

Pan-African Flag Raising Ceremony

Wednesday, February 2 at 11:30 a.m. 

This year for Black History Month the Newmarket African Caribbean Canadian Association (NACCA) and EG's Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Committee are hosting a flag raising ceremony on Wednesday, February 2 at 11:30 a.m. at the Community flagpole located outside of the Civic Centre. The ceremony will be livestreamed on the Town's Facebook Channel


Explore this year’s theme: Harnessing Allyship and Leadership by participating in virtual activities and events throughout Black History Month. For more information, please visit NACCA's website.

Black Canada Trail Blazers Edition presentation 

Wednesday, February 16 at 6 p.m. 

This virtual presentation takes participants around the country, while focusing on the often-forgotten histories of early Black communities in Canada. This presentation combines video, slam poetry, stand-up comedy, and audience participation & interaction, "Tracking Black Canada - Trailblazers Edition'' will highlight the contributions and achievements made by prominent residents in these forgotten communities, while illuminating the conditions that led to their systemic demise, and how their impact is still felt today.

Register now!

Meet the Author Event 

Thursday, February 24 at 9 or 10:30 a.m. 

Enjoy an evening getting to know activist, entrepreneur and author Akilah Newton. She is the author of the popular book series “Big Dreamers: The Canadian Black History Activity Book for Kids” and “Movers, Shakers, History Makers: The Canadian Black History Book of Rhymes."

For details and to register, please click one of the below links.