Black History Month is an important way to recognize and celebrate the contributions of Black Canadians as part of the cultural mosaic of our community. Black History Month reflects on the past, present and future contributions and experiences of people across the diaspora.
Each year, the Office of Mayor Patrick Brown recognizes and celebrates outstanding black citizens in our community who have achieved milestones in the past year, in the following categories:
Recognizes elders that have given back to the community and helped build the legacy of the Black community in Brampton.
Recognizes Black Brampton youth who have demonstrated all-around community involvement. This award is given to an individual who build communities and show what can be achieved with passion and determination.
Advocacy in Action
Recognizes a Black individual who has advocated for the community and championed equality, equity and the advancement of the Black community.
The Selection Committee will each situation and its merit. A community advocate is an individual that has a vested interest in the advancement of a community. Impact is defined as, but not limited to:
- The development, redevelopment or economic advancement of an area or group of people.
- Willingness to provide leadership in community meetings, neighborhood planning activities as well as religious and social activities.
Social Impact Award
Recognizes a Black volunteer who has demonstrated all-around community involvement, inspires unity and builds Brampton’s diverse mosaic.
The Selection Committee will evaluate each situation on its own merit. An act of social impact is defined as, but not limited to:
- An act integrating disenfranchised peoples;
- Founding a charitable organization, while not receiving remuneration of any kind;
- Rendering significant support or assistance to an individual or group in need; or
- An individual or group who has performed an exceptional humanitarian act that inspires good will in others.
Recognizes an individual that has demonstrated the highest ability to build Brampton’s identity through innovation in business, culture, sports or community.
The Selection Committee will evaluate each situation on its own merit. An act of innovation is defined as, but not limited to:
- Products produced and sold
- Services that exceed customer expectations
- Processes that are continuously improved and used widely
- Open and working beyond boundaries and collaborating globally
- Creating unique value that eliminates the cost to compete