“Lincoln Alexander Day” is observed for the first time across Canada on January 21, 2015

Lincoln Alexander had more than a dozen business, provincial and national awards, honours, recognition and titles. This day commemorating him is now celebrated each year. He was recognized, among other reasons, as:
One of the first Black men to serve in the Royal Canadian Air Force
The first Black Member of Parliament in the House of Commons
The first Black federal Cabinet Minister, serving as federal Minister of Labour
The first Black Chair of the Worker’s Compensation Board
The 24th Lieutenant Governor of Ontario from 1985 to 1991