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The PCDA celebrates Black History Month.


Every February, people across Canada participate in Back History Month events and festivities that honour the legacy of Black people in Canada and their communities.

The 2024 theme for Black History Month is: “Black Excellence: A Heritage to Celebrate; a Future to Build”.


This theme celebrates the rich past and present contributions and accomplishments of Black people in Canada while aspiring to embrace new opportunities for the future. (Government of Canada, 2024) 


The PCDA also would like to recognize the work that needs to be done within our societies, and more specifically the nutrition and dietetic community, to dismantle the systemic barriers that adversely impact Black communities. 


The PCDA is celebrating Black History Month by curating and sharing a list of resources (below) for our members compiled by the PCDA Executive Team & DEI Committee members: Tameika Shaw, Christina Tran, and Laurie Michael. This is in no way an exhaustive list, and we encourage all to make connections within your communities for many more opportunities to learn and reflect. 


Provincial & National Resources (not limited to each region)

Organizations and educational resources on the history of Black communities in Canada

PEI Black Cultural Society

Newfoundland Black History Month

Nova Scotia African Heritage Month Information Network

New Brunswick Black History Society

Quebec Mois Histoire Des Noirs

Ontario Black History Society

Black History Manitoba

Saskatchewan African-Canadian/Black History

BC Black History Awareness Society

Nunavut Black History Society

Yukon Statement from Premier Pillai on Black History Month

Black Advocacy Coalition Up North


Educational & Academic Resources: 

Racism and Anti-Black Racism

Navigating Race in Canadian Workplaces

Black Health Alliance

Afri-Can Food Basket

Black History Month 2024: 29 Canadian Black History Facts You Should Know

View of Karens: Examining White Female Power Dynamics in Dietetics

NIH Black History Month 2024


Accounts to Follow: 

Tracey Frimpong - That Black RD @thatblackrd

Diversify Dietetics @diversifydietetics

Jessica Wilson, RD @JessicaWilson.MSRD

Rosie Mensah, RD @rosiemensah

Dr. Heather Irobunda, OBGYN @DrHeatherIrobundaMD


Podcasts & Video: 

Race, Health, and Happiness

The Myth of the Black Woman

Making it Awkward

Being Black in Canada

PlayME - 'Da Kink in My Hair



Celebrate Black History Month on CBC

The history of colonialism and slavery still impacts Black people in Canada

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