Today’s Black Brilliance information is about how Black History Month begin in Canada. In 1978, the Ontario Black History Society (OBHS) was established. Its founders asked the City of Toronto to have February formally called Black History Month. In 1979, the first-ever Canadian proclamation was issued by Toronto. In December 1995, the House of Commons officially recognized February as Black History Month in Canada following a motion by the honourable Dr. Jean Augustine, who was the first Black Canadian woman elected to Parliament. In February 2008, Senator Donald Oliver, the first Black man appointed to the Senate, introduced the Motion to Recognize Contributions of Black Canadians and February as Black History Month. It was adopted on March 4, 2008.