Brampton Celebrates Black History Month

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Wednesday, February 1, 2023 to Wednesday, February 1, 2023
2:00 PM to 9:00 PM
City Hall

Every February, Brampton residents are invited ​to City Hall, to highlight and acknowledge the numerous contributions of the Canadian Black community has given to create the landscape of Canadian Society, national recognition occurred on December 14, 1995, when the motion presented by the honourable Jean Augustine and unanimously approved to recognize February as Black History Month.

The Black History Month 2023 theme "Black Resistance” explores how the global Black community including Black Canadians have resisted historic and ongoing oppression, in all forms, especially the racial terrorism, segregationist programs, enslavement, and police related violence.

Join Mayor Brown and Members of Council at Brampton City Hall on February 1 as the City honours Black trailblazers with live performances, speakers and a vendor market​!

  • Visit the Black Makers Market in City Hall from 2:00 PM where you can shop and support local Black businesses.
  • Celebrate Black Trailblazers starting at 6:00 PM, featuring awards presentations, speakers and performances.
  • ​Reception starting at 8:00 PM where you can sample authentic Afro-Caribbean cuisine. 


6:00 PM Start
  • ​Welcome Remarks by Emcee Morris
  • Playing of The Black National Anthem: Lift Every Voice & Sing
  • Mayor Remarks and Land Acknowledgement 
  • Chief Stacey Laforme Address
  • Afro-Indigenous Address: Myrna Adams
  • Mayor's Making Black History Award Presentation
  • Elder Marjorie Taylor Address
  • Brampton Presents: Black History Makers- Recognizing our Black Elder Trailblazers
  • Performance by Liberty Silver
  • Black Youth Empowerment Advocates of Peel: Anassa Morris + Natrell Green
  • Spoken Word Performance: Dwyane Morgan
  • Drumming Performance: Adinkrafarm
  • Keynote: Zanana Akande
  • Closing Remarks by Emcee Morris 
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM: Reception

*Times are subject to change*


Canadian Multicultural Inventors Museum

The Canadian Multicultural Inventors Museum is a social innovation organization that works to promote innovative thinking in young people by highlighting the achievements of innovators from diverse backgrounds. We work with the philosophy that every child deserves to see themselves in the people they look up to.

Black Makers Market

​Visit the Black Makers Market in City Hall where you can shop and support local Black businesses.

Additional Information

​Please note photos and videos will be taken throughout the event which may include your image.

By entering the event space, you therefore consent to being photographed or video recorded and you authorize the City to use these images at any time without further notification.​

The Region of Peel is currently working in the downtown Brampton neighborhood.

They are:

  • ​Replacing the watermain and sanitary sewers along Main Street (Nelson St. W. to Wellington St.), Queen Street (Mill St. S. to Chapel St.), James Street, Maple Avenue, and Park Hill Court, as shown on the attached map. Watermains are underground pipes that bring tap water from our water treatment plants to your neighbourhood. Sanitary sewers are underground pipes that carry wastewater from your home to a wastewater treatment plant. Wastewater is created when water goes down the drain or is flushed down the toilet. As pipes age and our population grows, we need to replace older watermains and sewers to keep providing high quality water and wastewater services to you. 
  • Resurfacing Main Street and Queen Street, and extending sidewalks on both sides of the roadway​ Click here for more information.​
Click here ​for more information.

​There are 5 municipal parking garages in downtown Brampton that have free parking.Click here to view the parking garage map for downtown Brampton.​

Parking garages:

  • City Hall Garage 
  • West Tower Garage 
  • Market Lane Garage 
  • Nelson Square Garage 
  • John Street Garage​​​

​An organization focused on providing opportunities that motivates Black youth to engage in activities geared to boost their self-esteem and enable them to realize their potential. An organization​ that sees unlimited possibilities for growth and personal development in Black youth, in a space where all voices are heard, respected and valued. 

Please contact directors, Trisha Dennis, Alison Robinson or Mona Walrond at for more information.

The Canadian Multicultural Inventors Museum is a social innovation organization that works to promote innovative thinking in young people by highlighting the achievements of innovators from diverse backgrounds. We work with the philosophy that every child deserves to see themselves in the people they look up to.

CMIM produces traveling exhibits that highlight innovators from a wide variety of communities. These exhibits can be presented at schools, events, or corporations, where our teams will lead patrons through a guided tour of the exhibit and provide engaging, interactive activities.While we have been showcasing these exhibits since 1990s, CMIM is excited to be expanding operations to include virtual exhibits, resources for teachers, and extended social innovation projects​.

Visit the museum in City Hall between February 1 - February 2.

Visit their website​ for more information. ​

Conversation with the Equity Office - In this together. A frank panel discussion on Unequal Opportunities Race and Education - The Black Experience.

The two-and-a-half hour event with expert panelists will be a jumping-off point to creating long-lasting, impactful strides toward equity and inclusion within the city, starting with Education. Panelists include:

  • Charline Grant, Chief Advocay Officer, Parents of Black Children
  • Phiona Lloyd-Henry, Coordinating Principal, Peel District School Board
  • Kathy McDonald, Peel Region School Board Trustee, Wards 3 and 4
  • Idris Orughu, Parent Advocate
Visit​ to reserve your ticket. 


​Throughout February, the Brampton Library will host a series of events and programs.

  • February 4: African Drumming 
  • February 8: Ian Williams in conversation with Jael Richardson
  • February 11: An Overview of 400 years of Black History in Canada with Channon Oveniran
  • February 18: Black Artisan Market 
For more information, visit​

​The Rose Brampton will feature shows all month long in celebration of Black History Month. 

  • February 5: Blackness as  Prophecy: A Pre-Show Spoken Word Workshop Freedom Cabaret
  • February 5: Freedom Cabaret
  • February 9: This is Brampton: HYPE Showcase
  • February 11: This is Brampton: Stand Up Stitches: Underground Railroad Tour
  • February 18: Jay Martin Comedy Series
  • February 23: Flavours & Vibes
For more information, visit​

​On Saturday February 11 from 2-5 PM, join Brampton's own Mikyla Grant-Mentis in conversation with Jacintha Braithwaite. Mikyla is a top professional hockey player currently playing with the Buffalo Beauts of the Premier Hockey Federation. Jacintha is an actress from Brampton and experienced in ice dancing. 

For more information, visit Peel Art Gallery Museum +Archives. ​

Black History Month is Proudly Sponsored by


Festival and Events Office
2 Wellington St W, Brampton​