A Canadian celebration

“Together in Canada — Ensemble au Canada“ a gala dinner and award event on June 24, 2017, was presented by the Canadian Ethnocultural Council in proud collaboration with the Canadian Ethnic Media Association. It was an evening to celebrate diversity, multiculturalism, heritage and identity, during Canada’s 150th Anniversary. And it was also an occasion to […]

Victoria Day celebration

On Sunday, May 7, CEMA board members Elena Zolotko and Alex Gershtein, as well as members Sofia Tovmassian, the publisher of the St. Petersburg Magazine, and Marina Chernova, editor-in-chief of Radio Megapolis, attended Victory Day celebrations at Earl Bales Park in North York, a suburb of Toronto. Several thousand members of the Russian Diaspora of […]

National Muslim Christian Liaison Committee

Shooting at Mosque in Quebec City January 30, 2017 Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims, the injured, and their families at the Quebec City mosque. It is with sadness that we send our deepest condolences to those affected by this tragedy. We pray that God has mercy on the victims and their […]

Toronto Seniors’ Forum

At a recent Toronto Seniors’ Forum members addressed five priority areas. They included the following: • Housing and accommodation and long-term care • Financial resources and access to services • Health, environment and culturally sensitive services • Safety, security and legal protection • Senior participation and leadership and advocacy The Canadian Ethnocultural Council (CEC) participated […]

“Ethnic Media in Ontario important” Conservative Party leader says

Ontario Progressive Conservative Party leader Patrick Brown recently met with members of the Canadian Ethnic Media Association at Queen’s Park. Brown, the leader of the official opposition, says that it is in the interest of governments to get their messages out to the people. And the ethnic media cannot be ignored, because it provides “a […]

Toronto Summit focusing on seniors

The Toronto Seniors Summit is being held on Saturday, on June 18, 2016, at Toronto City Hall. The Canadian Ethnocultural Council (CEC) is taking part in the summit, which is being presented in collaboration with the City of Toronto and the Ontario Seniors’ Secretariat. The summit will highlight current policies relating to seniors. And there […]

Ontario NDP hosts 2nd annual reception for province’s ethnic media

CEMA was among many media organizations honoured by Ontario NDP leader Andrea Horwath. Ethnic newspapers, blogs, radio stations and television strengthen cultural communities, says Andrea Horwath, leader of the Ontario New Democratic Party. Horwath made the comment during the second annual reception in celebration of the province’s diverse ethnic media. The Ontario NDP leader said: […]

Canadian Heritage Minister Joly asked for help

The Ukranian Canadian Civil Liberties Association (UCCLA) is calling on the Minister for Canadian Heritage, Mélanie Joly, for help in saving a Great War cemetery holding the remains of at least 16 “enemy aliens.” During Canada’s first national internment operations of 1914-1920, a large camp holding Ukrainians, and other Europeans, was established at Spirit Lake, […]