Let us honor the past to inspire the future.

Press release – Welland (Ontario), February 1st 2022

Each February, during Black History Month, the Centre de santé communautaire Hamilton/Niagara family and the rest of North America are invited to take part in celebrations and activities highlighting the accomplishments and impact that Black communities have had on history and their imprint on our social fabric.

This is an opportunity to honor and highlight the many vital contributions that Black people have made and continue to make in the areas of social life, economic life, political life and community life.

This pandemic, that has now lasted more than 24 months, is the perfect opportunity to celebrate the resilience, innovation and determination of all those changemakers and pioneers from yesterday to today, from Viola Desmond to Dr. Bastiany, from Jackie Robinson to Oscar Peterson. It is also important to celebrate our work and efforts to make our country stronger, more inclusive and more diverse.

We must end racism and discrimination against Black people. It has to change and we all have to do better and keep in mind that we can change the world and make it a better place. It is in our hands, it is our responsibility to make a difference. – Nelson Mandela.

To make Canada a place where all of us have the chance to engage, thrive and live authentically we must continue our efforts and strive to remain open and welcoming.

Happy celebrating and stay tuned for more information on our activities this month.


France Vaillancourt, Executive Director

Phone. : (905) 734-1141 – www.cschn.ca

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