Together, we celebrate and honour the achievements of Black Canadians and Black communities – while acknowledging the injustices and prejudice people of African descent have suffered because of the legacy of enslavement and systematic anti-Black racism.
February 1st marks the annual celebration of Black History Month across Canada and the United States. (called African Heritage Month in Nova Scotia). Together, we celebrate and honour the achievements of Black Canadians and Black communities – while acknowledging the injustices and prejudice people of African descent have suffered because of the legacy of enslavement and systematic anti-Black racism.
Throughout February, we will share stories on all our content channels honouring our Great People of African descent.
At Shannex, we strive to create culturally safe places to work and live and are committed to establishing and cultivating a workplace that reflects the diversity of our Great People -and the communities in which we operate. To pledge our commitment to celebrating this special month, Shannex is making $1,000 donations to scholarship/bursary funds at Université de Moncton, University of Toronto and Dalhousie University to support African Canadians pursing post-secondary education.
As we celebrate Black History Month through participation in events and festivities in the community, it is most important to consider how we can make meaningful cultural change. Unpacking the legacy of colonialism and enslavement in Canada can be an uncomfortable learning journey. Still, it is through cultural humility that we will collectively build a culture of acceptance, belonging and anti-racism.
Meet our Great People from the Black Canadian community
February 12, 2024
Black History Month Profile: Taiwo Babalola
Taiwo joins Arborstone Enhanced Care resident to raise the African Nova Scotian flag Why is Black History Month/African Heritage Month…
February 12, 2024
Raising the African Nova Scotian flag on African Heritage Month
Arborstone residents and team members join in unity to display the African Nova Scotian flag As we celebrate Black History…
February 1, 2024
Black History Month Profile: Nicole Brooks
Why is Black History Month/African Heritage Month meaningful for you? Nicole Brooks Communications Manager – Home Office, NS I’m incredibly proud…
Diversity, Inclusion, Equity, and Belonging Courses
Shannex Connects offers several online courses on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. I invite you to begin your learning journey there.
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Are you a team member of African descent who has a story to share? Or a team coordinator who is hosting activities for Black History Month?