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Celebrating Canadian Multiculturalism Day

June 27, 2018

Ottawa -- On November 13, 2002, the Government of Canada, by Royal Proclamation declared June 27th of each year as Canadian Multiculturalism Day. It is a day to recognize and acknowledge Canada’s rich diversity and significant contributions many ethnocultural communities have made and continue to make to the development of our great country, Canada.

"On this 27th day of June, let us reflect and give homage to not only all those people who have come from every corner of the world and by working together contributed to building this country of ours but also to the precious values of equality, mutual respect and democracy that are at the forefront of our diversity and which make Canada such a great nation and the envy of the world. Multiculturalism is also a cornerstone of our values and a very fundamental part of our Canadian identity. Let us together celebrate Multiculturalism Day and be proud of our rich diversity and at the same time embrace our identity and heritage", said Dominic Campione, President.

"This year also marks the 30th Anniversary of the Canadian Multiculturalism Act, which acknowledges multiculturalism as a fundamental characteristic of Canadian Society. The CEC is proud to have been part of the journey in advocating for and the realization of the Canadian Multiculturalism Act, in 1988. Multiculturalism has and continues to play an integral role in shaping Canada and making Canada a beacon for the world, emulating to all that through diversity and multiculturalism, a strong, democratic and prosperous country can be built. Viva Multiculturalism! Viva Canada!" concludes Mr. Campione.

The Canadian Ethnocultural Council is a non-profit, non partisan coalition of national ethnocultural organizations. The CEC works to promote the understanding of the multicultural reality of Canada thereby ensuring equal opportunity and dignity for all Canadians regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, and ancestry, as defined in The Charter of Rights and Freedoms and the Canadian Multiculturalism Act.

For more information contact:
Dominic Campione
Canadian Ethnocultural Council
Phone: 613-230-3867 x224

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