For the past 25 years in Canada, every February has been recognized as Black History Month. This is a time to celebrate the many achievements and significant contributions of Black Canadians and their communities.  

As leaders look for meaningful ways to advance equity, diversity, and inclusion principles in the workplace, we invite you to not only reflect on Black history and how it has shaped our country’s identity, but to also consider how you and your organization can be a part of ensuring a bright future for Black Canadians.  

Most Canadian adults lacked substantial education on Black history and its impact in their formative years. However, it is not too late to “do the work”. By gaining a richer understanding of the past, we are better able to inform the journey towards a more equitable, diverse, and inclusive future.  

To support you in your journey, we’ve curated several articles and resources: 

Equity, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace is more than simply creating diverse teams. It requires fostering a company culture that makes all employees feel safe, supported, and empowered. Leaders can start by reconsidering their own perspectives, the lived experience that has informed their point of view, and acknowledging their own bias 

For talent strategies to help your organization reflect on its own journey and set a path to change the future, contact Amorell Saunders N'Daw, Partner and EDI Lead with KBRS at asaundersndaw@kbrs.ca.