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CUPE Local 50 members along with CUPE members across Canada believe that Black History should be recognized 365 days a year, and not limited to a single month.

Black History acknowledgement is a time for all people in Canada to reflect and educate ourselves on the history of Black enslavement, discrimination, and criminalization of people of African descent, and to remember that racism still exists.

This year, CUPE is honouring Nell Toussaint, a human rights defender who led a long struggle for access to health care for everyone, regardless of their immigration status. She died last year after a battle with the Canadian government to access life-saving care. Nell’s courage and determination inspire us to take up her fight for justice. Learn more about her, here:



For events celebrating Black History Month around the Capital Region, visit: