On Saturday, February 27th, 2021, the Afro-Caribbean Mentorship Program (ACMP) and the Nigerian Canadian Association (NCA) of Montreal, sponsored by the Royal Bank of Canada, hosted its third annual, one-day, (online) Black History Month event. The evening’s festivities were a celebration of Afro-Caribbean Black Canadian communities and paid homage to our history and the great accomplishments of Afro-Caribbean Black (ACB) people in our present times.
The evening was co-hosted by Warren (ACMP) and Tanya (NCA), who did an amazing job throughout the entire event. The event included 2 keynote addresses from Dr. Michael Ngadi (Ngadi Foundation) and Louis March (Zero Gun Violence Movement), with both sharing their knowledge and experience with our participants. Their addressees were strong and resonated well with the theme of our event. In addition, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau also shared an address that recognized the importance of celebrating Black History Month.
ACMP and its partner organizations also awarded over $2400 in educational bursaries that were provided to members of the Afro-Caribbean Black (ACB) community in recognition of their excellence. Consideration must also be given to the advertising shown throughout the event. The commercials that were submitted were amazing and did an excellent job of showcasing the wide variety of goods and services that the ACB community has to offer.
This was our most well-attended online event to date, with over 480 unique participants even though 212 participants had registered.