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Celebrate Black History Month

The mayor of the City of Pointe-Claire, John Belvedere, and the members of City Council invite citizens to celebrate Black History Month, which takes place every year in February to recognize and promote the contribution of Black communities to history and to the economic, social and cultural development of our society. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the event.

“For us, this month is an opportunity to highlight and share the richness and diversity of our community, which is characterized by its ability to be welcoming and inclusive to all. At the public meeting this coming Tuesday, City Council will move to proclaim the month of February Black History Month,” Mayor Belvedere said.

On February 1, 2007, the law to make February Black History Month came into effect in Québec to recognize the historical contribution of black communities to Québec society and bring awareness to this annual event.

“In the current social context, it is all the more important for public institutions to highlight the contribution of all communities to the fabric of our society. City Council intends to take steps in the coming weeks to confirm its long-term commitments,” the mayor concluded.

For the occasion, here are some online references to mark Black History Month:

Government of Canada – Black History Month

Black History Month round table

Table de concertation Mois de l’histoire des Noirs de Québec

The Pointe-Claire Public Library offers a selection of books on the subject (all ages), and a cultural activity will also be organized in 2021, once health restrictions allow for group activities to resume.

Reading suggestions for adults


Information: 514-630-1200, communications@pointe-claire.ca