Download or order the Black History Month posters.
Every year, Canadians are invited to participate in Black History Month festivities and events that honour the legacy of black Canadians, past and present. Read a statement from the Minister on Black History Month 2013.
Canadians take this time to celebrate the many achievements and contributions of black Canadians who, throughout history, have done so much to make Canada the culturally diverse, compassionate and prosperous nation it is today. During Black History Month Canadians can gain insight into the experiences of black Canadians and the vital role this community has played throughout our shared history.
Black Canadians in law enforcement
This year, CIC recognizes the achievements of black Canadians past and present in law enforcement.
Read a speech delivered by Devon Clunis, Chief of the Winnipeg Police Service, at the Black History Month 2013 launch reception.
Rose Fortune and Peter C. Butler III
First black police officers in Canada
Alton C. Parker
First black police officer in Windsor and first black police detective in Canada
Lawrence “Larry” McLarty
First black police officer in Toronto
Édouard “Eddie” Anglade
First black police officer in Montreal
First black Chief of Police in Canada
First black commanding officer in the RCMP
First black female commissioned officer in the RCMP
Community Relations Officer, Service de police de la Ville de Montréal
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