February is Black History Month
in Canada. Dating back to 1926 in the United States and officially recognized by Canada’s House of Commons in 1995, this commemorative month looks to heighten awareness of Black history in Canada and the often untold role and stories of Black Canadians in the growth and development of our country. It is a time to celebrate and honour the work of Black Canadians and their communities. It is also a time to reflect on systemic inequities within our society — including within the architectural profession — that have led to a long history of displacement, exclusion, segregation and erasure of Canada’s Black stories and communities.