City of Montréal

For the past 30 years, Black History Month has celebrated the strength of Montréal's Black communities. It is a special time to highlight their vitality, energy and resilience - and above all, their exceptional contributions to the city.

This year's theme, Celebrating 30 Years of Success, invites us to take a moment to pay tribute to these contributions and achievements. I would like to salute all the work invested over the past 30 years in promoting and showcasing the community's heritage.

Black History Month is also a great opportunity to celebrate how the Black communities have contributed so much to the development of Montréal - communities that shape and enrich the city's unique character. It is clear that as a society we still have work to do to combat systemic racism and inequality, and we are firmly committed to bringing about these changes in the city.

 

Valérie Plante
Mayor of Montréal