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Honouring Black History Month in 2022

January 31, 2022

Every February, people in Canada are invited to participate in Black History Month festivities and events that honour the history of Black Canadians; to learn about the legacy of Black Canadians and their contributions to their communities, and the strong and diverse nation Canada has become.

Unfortunately, it is also a stark reminder that food insecurity in Canada is closely tied to systemic racism and is the highest among Black households, who—prior to the pandemic—made up 30% of people experiencing hunger. Our Who’s Hungry 2021 report also noted that “[i]n the past year, Black people experienced higher levels of unemployment (13.1%) compared to white people (7.7%). They were also more likely to work in low-wage, frontline, and essential work during the pandemic.”

As we work to end food insecurity and rebuild a more just and inclusive city, we must look to transform our institutions through anti-racism and anti-oppression practices. This includes the reallocation of resources to community-centred responses and networks, particularly within Black communities.

Explore below to find a few book recommendations, people and organizations to follow on social media, recipes, and resources/courses, curated by our Black Employee Peer Support Group.

Books

Recipes

Resources/Courses

People and organizations to follow


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