February is Black History Month
Date issued: Thursday, February 1, 2024
(Hagersville) – West Haldimand General Hospital (WHGH) proudly recognizes Black History Month, dedicating February to celebrating the transformative contributions of Black Canadians and their communities.
Under the theme “Black Excellence: A Heritage to Celebrate; a Future to Build”, WHGH reaffirms its commitment to fostering a safe, diverse, and inclusive environment. As we reflect on the significant contributions of the Black community, WHGH acknowledges the ongoing systemic racism and oppression faced by its members, pledging to be guided by values of compassion and respect.
“Black history is not just for Black people – Black history is Canadian history,” said the Honourable Jean Augustine.
WHGH invites everyone to join in learning, recognizing, and celebrating Black history and culture. Engage with the resources provided below to explore the origins of Black History Month in Canada, discover organizations promoting Black history awareness, and learn about significant events in Black history.
Let’s stand together in honoring and celebrating Black History.