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 […]

200 Years of Pickering Families: City honours South Asian family among 12 recipients

The City of Pickering, Ontario is celebrating its Bicentennial Year in 2011. Myriad related activities have been organized throughout the year. As part of the celebrations, the accomplishments of 12 prominent resident families have been recognized in a presentation by the Historical Society of Pickering and Pickering Public Library. Titled ‘200 Years of Pickering Families’ […]

CEMA 2011 awards presented at packed gala in Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre

The Canadian Ethnic Media Association’s (CEMA) 33rd annual awards gala was held in Toronto on Dec. 10, 2011, where five writers and journalists were awarded the annual CEMA prize for excellence in their fields. The gala, held at the Enwave Theatre in Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre, was sponsored by OMNI-TV and the Ontario Media Development Corporation. […]

CEMA, Race Relations Foundation, Ethnocultural Council Observe Int’l Human Rights Day with Civil Liberties Association

In commemoration of International Human Rights Day on December 10, 2011, CEMA partnered with the Canadian Ethnocultural Council (www.ethnocultural.ca) and the Canadian Race Relations Foundation (www.crr.ca) to organize a special event with Natalie Des Rosiers of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association. The discussion was thought-provoking as it provided an overview of our rights and how […]

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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.