South Asian Legal Clinic gets stable funding from Ontario Legal Aid

Based partly on a press release from the Ontario Attorney General’s office TORONTO The South Asian Legal Clinic of Ontario (SALCO) will be receiving stable funding through Legal Aid Ontario, part of $51 million in new government funding, Attorney General Michael Bryant announced on July 19, 2007.SALCO’s share will total more than $1.5 million over […]

OMNI’s Renato Zane wins prestigious award for work on diversity journalism

A press release from the Association of ElectronicJournalists RTNDA Canada The Association ofElectronic Journalists, is pleased to announce that Renato Zane is the recipient of the 2007 RTNDA Distinguished Service Award. Mr. Zane is Vice-President, News at OMNI Television in Toronto and has served in various positions on the RTNDA Board of Directors since 1992, […]

Guest Column: Stray Coins demonstrate Canadas multicultural roots

By Tony Hine CEMA Member & Coin Expert Experienced birdwatchers are quite familiar with erratic birds well outside their usual habitat or migration route. Coin-collectors also see non-native currency far from home. Just as thrifty Canadian tourists may try to tip an unwary third-world bellhop with Sandy McTires Canadian Tire bills, so too some Caribbean […]

CEMA member appointed Justice of the Peace

By Ace Alvarez CEMA Board Member CEMA member Philomen Wright has been appointed Justice of the Peace effective May 30, 2007. This was announced recently by Attorney General Michael Bryant. Wright most recently served as a member of the Licence Appeal Tribunal of Ontario, conducting quasi-judicial hearings on appeal from various statutes including the Highway […]

29th Annual CEMA Awards presented at glittering gala

The 29th annual Canadian Ethnic Media Association (CEMA) Awards were presented on June 22 before a packed auditorium at the Velma Rogers Auditorium in Toronto, with a keynote address from Ontario Prmier Dalton McGuinty. The awards were presented to journalists from Vancouver, Edmonton, Ottawa and from the Toronto area. This year, there were eight CEMA […]

Zina Ziniak passes away: Fervent CEMA supporter and a proud mother…

Mrs. Zina Ziniak, the mother of Madeline Ziniak, Chair of the Canadian Ethnic Media Association, and a fervent supporter of CEMA, passed away at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 17, after a courageous struggle of many months. We who knew her will miss this valiant lady who thought so highly of CEMA and was present […]

LUMINATO — June 1 to 10: festival proves we are not ‘dull dogs’

By Ben Viccari Recently I had the good fortune to meet the two Toronto men whose ideas and persistence over the past four years have led to the start of Luminato, the massive festival of arts and creativity that begins June first. Tony Gagliano and David Pecaut, co-founders of the festival attended a conference for […]

Canadian Multiculturalism in danger, CEMA President seeks member protest

A message from Ben Viccari, President, Canadian Ethnic Media Association: Tory government slashes federal Multicultural budget in half; does Steven Harper have a hidden agenda? A serious situation is arising that affects all of us concerned with Canadian Multiculturalism and I am writing to ask you to make your voice and that of your readers, viewers […]