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Toronto, Feb 6 (Canadian-Media): Through efforts of many individuals and organizations such as the Ontario Black History Society that Toronto in 1979, became the first municipality in Canada to proclaim Black History Month, media reports said.
Black History Month is observed during February each year and is an opportunity for the City of Toronto to recognize the past and present contributions that African Canadians make to the life of Toronto in areas such as education, medicine, art, culture, public service, economic development, politics and human rights.
Black History Month 2018 Facebook page
Toronto Area Member of Parliament Jean Augustine in 1995, reportedly introduced a motion which was passed unanimously by the House of Commons to recognize Black History Month across Canada.
Each year, the City of Toronto is proud to support events and exhibits scheduled for Black History Month, inviting members of the public to explore and celebrate the heritage, traditions and culture of African-Canadians.
"In Toronto, February is a month in which we celebrate the many successes and achievements of Black Canadians while also remembering and recognizing the sacrifices that have been made by countless members of our Black community," Toronto Mayor John Tory was reported to state.
"Torontonians of all cultural backgrounds are encouraged to experience the many free programs and events taking place this month, and to learn more about the vibrant and distinct history of Toronto's Black residents."
John Tory: Facebook page
Black History Month is an opportunity for the City of Toronto to recognize the past and present contributions that African Canadians make to the life of Toronto in areas such as education, medicine, art, culture, public service, economic development, politics and human rights.
In 2018 Black History Month Events are organized by: Toronto Public Library, Mackenzie House, Scarborough Museum, Toronto Archives, Community, Recreation Centres and Civic Centres will showcase free programming and events for adults and children across the city and will include art and poster displays, movie nights, Black history presentations and more.
(Reporting by Asha Bajaj)