Black History Month

Black History Month is observed across Canada every February. Black History Month in Canada provides an opportunity to share and learn about the experiences, contributions and achievements of peoples of African ancestry . It was initiated in Canada by the Ontario Black History Society and introduced to Parliament in December 1995 by Jean Augustine, the first Black woman elected as a member of Parliament. Black History Month was officially observed across Canada for the first time in February 1996. 

The Association of Black Law Enforcers (A.B.L.E.) is a non-profit 
organization formed in 1992 to address the needs and concerns
of Black and other racial minorities in law enforcement and the

The membership includes Police Officers, Correctional Officers,
Probation and Parole Officers, Immigration Officers,
Customs Officers, Court Services Officers, By-law Enforcement Officers,
Sheriff's Officers, Special Constables and members from the community.

A.B.L.E.'s goals and objectives are:

  • To build bridges between law enforcement agencies and the community at large
  • To support the pursuit of post-secondary education for and to provide scholarship opportunities to racial minority youth
  • To improve the image of law enforcement in the community
  • To promote racial harmony and cultural pride within the law enforcement community
  • To educate the community about and promote understanding of the law
  • To encourage membership from among Black and Racial Minority Law Enforcers as well as persons and organizations who are interested in furthering A.B.L.E.'s objectives
  • To provide information, support, counseling and professional advice to all members
  • To promote professionalism among A.B.L.E's members


Mission Statement

The Association of Black Law Enforcers (A.B.L.E) is an organization founded on the vision of law enforcement professionals who adopted respect, courtesy, service, and professionalism as core values to guide its members and their work.

We acknowledge with pride the dedication of Black people who have contributed to law enforcement in Canada.

We, as an association, celebrate the past, deal with the present, and prepare for the future.

A.B.L.E will continue to recognize and respect its partnership with all law enforcement agencies.

What Our Logo Means

  • Chains – A symbol of strength and unity
  • Shape of Inner Letters – Symbolic of continental Africa, the original home of the Black Race
  • Maple Leaf – A symbol of Canada
  • Shield – A recognized symbol of Policing and Police professionals
  • Key – A recognized symbol of Corrections and Correctional professionals
  • Gavel – Represents the Criminal Justice system, law enforcement agencies and the professionals that serve within them
  • Colors – Red, Black, and Green are traditional African colors. Blue, a color universally associated with law enforcement




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