WHEREAS: Caribbean – Canadians are a collective representing more than forty nationalities, six official languages, over twenty distinct ethnicities; and

WHEREAS: Caribbean – Canadians have made and continue to make significant
contributions, across all fields and industries, as early as the 1700’s; and

WHEREAS: Caribbean Women’s Society has declared the month of October as “Caribbean Heritage Month” to recognize, celebrate and educate the public on Caribbean culture, heritage and contributions; and

WHEREAS: Caribbean Heritage Month will be marked by a series of cultural events and
activities throughout the month of October; and

WHEREAS: Caribbean Heritage Month will be an opportunity to remember, celebrate and educate future generations about Caribbean – Canadians and the important role that they have played and continue to play in communities across Canada.