ARIDO’s Statement on Black History Month

  • Published on: Feb 26, 2021

ARIDO has recognized that throughout our tenure, we have failed to embrace the contributions of Black communities and the importance of the month of February-as Black History Month in Canada. We are committed to progressive change and doing better.

We have begun the work in identifying key areas of improvement that we can make as an organization to represent, engage and partner with Black communities and the many diverse communities we serve. Our first step is to acknowledge that the celebration of Black History should not be limited to 28 days, but must be celebrated 365 days a year.

We will hold a town hall conversation- The Power of Colour: Being Black in Design later this Spring. We are reaching out to the membership with an open call inviting those members who have an interest in participating in this panel, to do so.

As we ramp up our dive into areas of change, we encourage our members to join the conversation and the journey.