TORONTO, February 3rd, 2017. The Canadian Race Relation Foundation (CRRF) encourages all Canadians to take advantage of the many events celebrating Black History Month.
Albert Lo, Chairperson of the CRRF, commented “Today marks the launch of Black History Month, a time to celebrate the contributions of Black Canadians. As we mark the 150th anniversary of Confederation, this is an opportune time to learn more about the history and achievements of Black Canadians.
Anita Bromberg, Executive Director of the CRRF added, “Our 150 stories initiative, launched with the story of the CRRF’s inaugural chairperson the Honourable Lincoln Alexander, highlights the integral role Black Canadians have played in shaping this country and its values. As Lincoln Alexander himself noted “We’ve come a long way . . . but racism is still here .... “ Black Canadians have shown great strength in the face of ongoing intolerance. This month affords an opportunity to come together to learn and to build the base from which Black History will become integral to Canadian History throughout the year."