February 1, 2021
By Emily Douglas, Human Resources Director Canada
Today marks the start of Black History Month in Canada – a much-needed opportunity to honour the legacy of Black Canadians, both past and present. Throughout the month of February, both employers and employees have the chance to showcase their commitment to diversity and equality across their organizations by participating in a plethora of events.
“Make Black History month a company-wide initiative where everyone is encouraged to participate,” Tamisha Parris, founder of diversity consulting firm Parris Consulting, told HRD. “As HR professionals, it’s up to you to get your employees to engage and hopefully participate. Have them cultivate content to post for Black History month. Let them present concepts, tools, and resources to you and to the greater organization.”