Ontario setting up expert roundtable on immigration to boost flagging economy, Charles Sousa tells editorial board meeting for OMNI and CEMA

Ontario is establishing an expert roundtable on immigration that will help build strategy and examine ways in which immigration can best support Ontario’s economic development, Charles Sousa , the province’s Minister of Citizenship and Immigration and Minister responsible for the 2015 Pan Am Games told members of the Canadian Ethnic Media Association (CEMA) and Omni […]

Speaker Series: EDC Chief Economist talks to CEMA members

Peter Hall, Vice President and Chief Economist of the Export Development Corporation (EDC) took time off from his busy schedule to speak to members of the Canadian Ethnic Media Association (CEMA) on March 1 as part of the organization’s Speaker Series. Peter Hall joined Export Development Canada (EDC) in November 2004. He has over 20 […]

CEMA 2012 Awards ENTRY DEADLINE EXTENDED to May 18: nominate your favourite journalist… Innovation category added; glitzy ceremony on June 23

The Canadian Ethnic Media Association (CEMA) will host its annual awards ceremony on June 23, 2012,  and is inviting submissions from writers, journalists and broadcasters (including Internet journalists). Entry deadline is May 18. This year we have added a new category called “INNOVATION.” Here is how we define Innovation as part of our ethnic media […]

Speaker Series: Ontario Environment Minister praises water quality, asks ethnic media to spread green message

The multicultural media plays a key role in engaging ethnic communities and newcomers in environmental issues, Ontario’s Environment Minister told members of the Canadian Ethnic Media Association (CEMA) recently. Minister Jim Bradley was joined by John Stager, Ontario’s Chief Drinking Water Inspector, at CEMA’s Speaker Series on February 2, 2012. Bradley said that engaging communities […]

Rainbow Caterpillar children’s book award goes to Arabic writer

Press Release from Rainbow Caterpillar: Rainbow Caterpillar (www.rainbowcaterpillar.ca) is proud to announce that the winner of the first of the Rainbow Caterpillar Children’s Literature in Mother Language Award is Ahmad Marouf for the short story Sea of Pearls written in Arabic. The award is given for superior writing for children in a language other than […]

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CEMA supports the principles of Canadian citizenship, multiculturalism and the right of free expression without ethnocentric bias.

We welcome a lively exchange of ideas to foster ethnocultural awareness and promote dialogue on identifying ways to bring different cultural groups together.