Black History Month

In 2021, the Whitby Chamber of Commerce (WCC) hosted its inaugural Black History Month event, Growth, Promise & Beyond. Through this event, the WCC hoped to inspire growth within itself and the business community, as well as continue the conversation through the month of February and beyond.

The 2022 theme was Rise Up. Keynote Speaker Rosemary Sadlier explained, "Having the honour of representing African Canadians for several decades, I have built upon the foundation and the resilience of our ancestors. Through telling, preserving and advocating for our history and actions in Canada, I have worked to commemorate February as Black History Month as well as August 1 as Emancipation Day for us, for all of us. So that we can Rise Up and be in our beauty, intelligence and strength. We can all do that!"

To learn more about the lineup of inspiring speakers and to register visit the event page.

Contact us for more information and for sponsorship opportunities.

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