Celebrating Canadian Multiculturalism Day
Release date: June 27, 2021
Toronto - June 27, 2021: The Government of Canada, on November 13, 2002, 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 that the many ethnocultural communities have made and continue to make in shaping and enriching our great country, Canada.
“Today we face many challenges, such as the unprecedented pandemic of COVID-19, the human cries for equality and dignity; racism as well as bias and hate, all of which attack our very existence and our moral and democratic values. We must stand alongside each other and work together in our diversity and in the spirit of co-operation, understanding and mutual respect to succeed in combatting these challenges”, said Dominic Campione, President of the Canadian Ethnocultural Council (CEC).
“As we celebrate Canadian 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 among the qualities which make Canada such a great nation and the envy of the world. Multiculturalism is a cornerstone of our values and a very fundamental part of our Canadian identity. Let us together celebrate Canadian Multiculturalism Day and be proud of our rich diversity and at the same time embrace our identity and heritage”, concludes Dominic Campione, President.
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:
Canadian Ethnocultural Council
c/o 2904 Highway 7 West, Unit 102, Vaughan ON, L4K 0K4
Tel.: (905) 761-9100, Ext 202
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