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Media Advisory

OMNI TV to broadcast special TV program
on the Canadian Ethnocultural Council

Ottawa, April 27, 2003

OMNI TV will air a special four part series on the deliberations and discussions with representatives of community organizations who attended a national conference held by the Canadian Ethnocultural Council (CEC) on October 25-27, 2002 in Ottawa. The conference "Looking Back, Looking Forward: Building Strong Ethnocultural Communities" was held in partnership with a number of organizations including OMNI TV, The Institute on Governance, The Law Commission of Canada, The Association for Canadian Studies and Multiculturalism Program, Canadian Heritage,

OMNI TV will broadcast segments of the CEC special on the following dates:

Sunday, April 27, 2003
Multiculturalism - The Last 30 Years
OMNI 1 - 10:00 pm & OMNI 2 - 7:00 pm

Sunday, May 4, 2003
Building Strong Ethnocultural Communities
OMNI 1 - 10:00 pm & OMNI 2 - 7:00 pm

Sunday, May 11, 2003
Multiculturalism - Who is Mainstream?
OMNI 1 - 10:00 pm & OMNI 2 - 7:00pm

Sunday, May 18, 2003
The Future of Multiculturalism
OMNI 1 - 10:00 pm & OMNI 2 -7:00pm

Over a hundred participants, from across Canada from diverse communities engaged in participatory activities and dialogue. "This kind of conference allowed for various perspectives to be communicated and for reciprocity to occur between culturally diverse organizations. Most importantly the conference offered an opportunity for representatives of the many different ethnic, racial and multicultural organizations to come together to discuss common approaches and strategies for working together and strengthening Canadian society", said Art Hagopian President of the CEC.

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For more information contact
Anna Chiappa, Executive Director
tel: (613) 230-3867
fax (613) 230-8051.
cec@web.ca

The Canadian Ethnocultural Council is a coalition of over 30 national ethnocultural organizations which in turn represent over 2,000 local chapters across Canada. Its mandate is to work towards the elimination of racism and to promote understanding of the multicultural reality of Canada as defined in The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and The Canadian Multiculturalism Act.

Canadian Ethnocultural Council
176 Gloucester St., Suite 400
Ottawa, ON K2P 0A6

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