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Celebrating Canadian Multiculturalism Day

June 27, 2024


Toronto - June 27, 2024

On November 13, 2002, the Government of Canada, by Royal Proclamation declared June 27th of each year Canadian Multiculturalism Day. June 27th is a special day in which we recognize, acknowledge and celebrate Canada’s vibrant diversity and the significant contributions that ethnocultural communities have made and continue to make in shaping and enriching our great country.

“Indeed our society today faces many serious challenges, including but not limited to, ongoing devasting wars; transgressions of human rights; ever increasing incidents of hatred, racism, discrimination and violence, all of which attack our moral and democratic values and as such our very own existence. We cannot combat hate, racism, discrimination and violence by standing alone, but by standing and working together and united in our diversity all in the spirit of co-operation, understanding and mutual respect” said Dominic Campione, President of the Canadian Ethnocultural Counsel (CEC).

“On this Canadian Multiculturalism Day, we celebrate, reaffirm and reflect on Canada’s diversity which is a testament to the important principle that by working together we can preserve and advance the precious values we hold so dear of equality, mutual respect and democracy which have contributed to making Canada such a great nation. Multiculuralism is not only a fundamental part of our Canadian identity but is also one of our greatest strengths. Let us come together on Canadian Multiculturalism Day as well as on each and every day and proudly celebrate our rich diversity and thereby 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:
Dominic Campione
c/o 2904 Highway 7 West, Unit 102, Vaughan ON, L4K 0K4
Tel.: (905) 761-9100, Ext 202 — Email: or

Related topics:
Canadian Heritage
Canadian Identity
Ethnic Groups

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