Black History Month

Black History Month is an opportunity to celebrate the contributions of Black Canadians to our economic, cultural, social, and political progress. It’s an opportunity to acknowledge and recognize the injustices and inequalities that exist in our communities and call attention to the need for social, political, and cultural change towards a more equitable society.
Black History Month


Black History Month (pdf)

Local Events & Initiatives

Visit to find out what events are happening in Red Deer for Black History Month.

2021 Black Creators Edition

STORYHIVE and the Black Screen Office (BSO) are spotlighting Black excellence: 30 emerging Black creators from Alberta and BC are embarking on their film project with $20,000 in production funding along with training and mentorship. Congratulations to Red Deer filmmaker Love Nwigwe, whose film “I Can’t Breathe” has been selected by STORYHIVE for this program.


Every February, people across Canada participate in Black History Month events and festivities that honour the legacy of Black Canadians and their communities. The 2022 theme for Black History Month is: “February and Forever: Celebrating Black History today and every day,” which focuses on recognizing the daily contributions that Black Canadians make to Canada.


For the month of February, Ubuntu is launching a social media campaign to celebrate Black History Month. The campaign aims to highlight and promote Black businesses and entrepreneurs. We will feature Black business owners and entrepreneurs in short videos that will highlight and capture their businesses and entrepreneur journey. Follow Ubuntu on social media to stay updated.
IG: ubuntu_centralalberta
FB: Ubuntu- Mobilizing Central Alberta

Black on the Prairies

The Black on the Prairies project is a collection of articles, personal essays, images and more, exploring the past, present and future of Black life in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.