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Celebrating Canadian Multiculturalism Day

June 26, 2015

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.

"As we celebrate Multiculturalism Day, 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.

" We applaud and are in gratitude to the Government of Canada for proclaiming in 2002 Canadian Multiculturalism Day, and most recently the unanimous support at the Ontario Legislative Assembly of MPP for Trinity- Spadina Han Dong's motion officially recognizing Canadian Multiculturalism Day in the Province of Ontario. We look forward to the recognition of Canadian Multiculturalism Day in all Provinces and Territories in Canada and thereby fully celebrate our cultural diversity and the cultural, social, and economic contributions of ethnocultural communities."

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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: Anna Chiappa
Canadian Ethnocultural Council
176 Gloucester St. Suite 400 Ottawa ON, K2P 0A6
Tel.: (613) 230-3867, Ext 224
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For more information contact:
Anna Chiappa
Canadian Ethnocultural Council
Phone: 613-230-386,7 Ext 224

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