TORONTO – (June 13, 2013) – The Canadian Ethnic Media Association (CEMA) presented its 35th Annual Awards Gala, on Friday, June 21, 2013, at the Velma Rogers Graham Theatre, 333 Bloor Street East, Toronto. Each year, through this gala event, CEMA recognizes and celebrates excellence in media. The CEMA Award Winners for 2013 are: TELEVISION: […]

CEMA 2013 Ethnic Media Awards on June 21

35th Annual Award  Friday, June 21st, 2013 Velma Rogers Graham Theatre, Rogers Building, 333 Bloor Street East, Toronto PROGRAM: Doors open @ 6:00 p.m. Awards Presentation @ 7:00 p.m. Post Awards Reception @ 9:15 p.m. Presentation of 5 media awards plus Sierhey Khmara Ziniak Award ******** Professional entertainers will perform between award presentations ******* Rooftop […]

Samara Executive Director at CEMA’s Speaker Series

Alison Loat, Co-founder, Executive Director of Samara, addressed CEMA members on Thursday, April 4, 2013. Alison is the co-founder and executive director of Samara, an organization that improves political and civic engagement in Canada. Samara conducted Canada’s first-ever series of exit interviews with former Members of Parliament, and initiates other research and education programs that […]

Jonathan Delgado-Levin-Turner, HCol.(Ky.)

Military/Veterans Advocate, Law Enforcement /Aviation/HUMIN. Jonathan was born in the USA in 1969 and was raised in Los Angeles, California. His mother is Mexican and Native Indian and he grew up in the Mexican American culture known as “Chicano.” The grandparents on his father’s side were from Russia and Azerbaijan. Mr. Delgado-Levin-Turner served in the […]

BERNICE CARNEGIE (centre), daughter of hockey pioneer Herbert H. Carnegie, with CEMA’s board members Madeline Ziniak and Jules Elder.

Bernice Carnegie

The daughter of a hockey pioneer tells his story February is Black History Month, and to mark the occasion this year Bernice Carnegie, co-founder and executive director of the Herbert H. Carnegie Future Aces Foundation, shared her father’s compelling story with CEMA members attending the organization’s monthly meeting. Herb Carnegie was born in Toronto in […]

Edith George

Edith George has a passion for the urban forest Toronto resident Edith George says has a passion for heritage trees. And she travels across Ontario answering questions, such as: “What is a heritage tree?” And, “Why is it important to protect them?” George presented her illustrated talk to CEMA members during a monthly meeting. Using […]

CEMA’s 36th Annual Seasons Dinner a resounding success

The Canadian Ethnic Media Association’s 36th Annual Season’s Dinner, held at the St. Clement of Ohrid Macedonian Centre in Toronto on November 28th, was a resounding success. CEMA’s President Kiumars Rezvanifar, and CEMA’s Chair Madeline Ziniak led off the proceedings with warm greetings to journalists from media outlets representing a wide cross section of ethnocultural […]


The Canadian Ethnic Media Association’s annual Season’s Dinner will be held on Friday,November 28. The event is being held at St. Clement of Ohrid Macedonian Orthodox Church banquet hall, located at 76 Overlea Boulevard. The annual celebration begins at 6 p.m. with cocktails. This will be followed by dinner, starting at 7:30 p.m. Tickets this […]

Our Canada: Building on Citizenship, Building for Citizenship

The Canadian Race Relations Foundation (CRRF) has issued an invitation to members of the Canadian Ethnic Media Association (CEMA) to a three-day “Symposium and Awards” to be held November 17-19, in Ottawa. The event’s organizers say some 200 delegates will discuss current issues, the role of Canada’s “Sesquicentennial in 2017” and “the future role of […]