February marks Black History Month, an opportunity to honour the legacy and contributions that Black Canadians have made and continue to make, in all sectors of society, including sport.
Sask Sport recognizes the importance of equity and diversity and is committed to providing fun, safe and healthy sport environments.
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.
Throughout the month of February and beyond, we are committed to honouring, recognizing and celebrating Black History Month stories through the lens of sport, while sharing information and resources from organizations across the country to help better spread awareness and understanding of the month’s importance in Canada and how to take action.
Resources are available through organizations throughout Canada to help honour the legacy of Black Canadians. Visit the Canadian Heritage website for videos, posters and other resources to get involved.
Want to learn more about why Black History Month is recognized in Canada and the 2024 theme of ‘Black Excellence: A Heritage to Celebrate; a Future to Build’? Visit the learn more section about Black History Month on the Canadian Heritage website.
From the likes of Donovan Bailey, Perdita Felicien and Willlie O’Ree, to a new generation of athletes including Alphonso Davies, Kadeisha Buchanan, Damian Warner, Sarah Nurse and Andre De Grasse, Black Canadians are responsible for breaking barriers, serving as role models for young athletes, and providing significant contributions to Canadian sport. Learn more about some of Canada’s most prominent Black athletes and other Black Canadians contributions through video profiles.
The Canadian Paralympic Committee has profiled Black Canadians who have made an impact as athletes, coaches and guides. Learn more on Paralympic.ca.