February is Black History Month –

Date issued: Thursday, February 1, 2024 )

(Simcoe) – Norfolk General Hospital (NGH) and the Norfolk Hospital Nursing Home (NHNH) proudly recognize 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”, NGH and the NHNH reaffirm their commitment to fostering a safe, diverse, and inclusive environment. As we reflect on the significant contributions of the Black community, NGH, and the NHNH acknowledge 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.

NGH 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.

Stay tuned to NGH’s social media for more information on Black History Month. Let’s stand together in honoring and celebrating Black History.

 Here is how you can learn more:

  • Learn how Black History Month came to be recognized in Canada:
  • Explore the organizations and resources that promote awareness of Black history in Canada:
  • Learn about significant events in Black history in Canada: