SPEAKER SERIES: Ontario Media Development Folks with $$$$ ideas

Jennifer Blitz and Manya Rouben of the Ontario Media Development Corp. or OMDC are CEMAs next speakers in our Speaker Series on Thursday, May 3 and for all you out there with media projects, their talk will be chockfull of $$$$$$$$$$$ ideas. Jennifer Blitz assumed the position of Director of Tax Credits at the Ontario […]

Diaspora Dialogues 2007 Open Call for submissions from emerging writers

Looking for emerging writers of fiction, poetry and drama inGreater Toronto Area Diaspora Dialogues is once again inviting submissions to its annual publishing/mentoring program from emerging writers of short stories less than 3,000 words in length, plays of any length and/or up to 5 poems, with each poem being no more than 75 lines. Diaspora […]

Russian youth theatre concert commemorates Victory Day

The Russian Music Drama Youth Theatre will stage a Victory Day drama on Saturday, May 5, at 7 p.m. at the Earls Bales Community Centre in Sheppard Park, 4169 Bathurst Street in Toronto. Dr. Zelina Iskanderova of the RMDYTs Board of Directors, explained that the concert will commemorate the memory of the generation that suffered […]

CEMA’s 2007 Awards Nomination… get forms here… Deadline April 30

Once again, it is time to seek nominations… …from all of you out there for the excellence in journalism awards that CEMA hands out annually. Of course, the work must relate to Canada’s ethnocultural communities and/or Canada’s multicultural diversity. The awards are presented at a glittering evening, taped and broadcast on OMNI-TV. The presentation is […]

Annual Global Investigative Journalism Conference in Toronto… Maher Arar to speak

The annual Global Investigative Journalism Conference brings top journalists from over 30 countries to debut in Toronto (A press release from Global Investigative Journalism) TORONTO (April 10, 2007) Journalists and documentary film makers from Canada and over 30 countries will gather in Toronto May 24-27, 2007 for the fourth Global Investigative Journalism Conference to discuss […]

CEMA member Hasanat Ahmad celebrates 50 years in journalism!

Fifty years is a long time to be in any profession, leave aside a cynical one like journalism. Well, CEMA member and director Hasanat Ahmad Syed, publisher of New Canada and founder of the Human Rights and Race Relations Centre has, and quite successfully. Starting off in Pakistan he completed his 50th year in a […]

Invitation: Genocide Memorial Week Queens Park Reception March 27

Canadians for a Genocide Museum (CGM) is holding its fifth annual Genocide Memorial Week Reception. CGMs keynote speaker will be Dr. Andrew Ezergailis. He is a professor of history at Ithaca College in New York. He is an expert in Holocaust and Soviet history. Each CGM member association is limited to four spaces unless special […]

Legacies – Our Grandmothers Ourselves exhibit at Multicultural History Society

The Multicultural History Society of Ontario (MHSO) features an abosorbing photo exhibit drawn from an equally absorbing book by CEMA member Gina Valle (see description of book later in this write-up).It runs from March 21 to 31, 2007,at the MHSO, 43 Queen’s Park Crescent East (plenty of city parking right outside in off-rush hour times […]

 Speaker Series: Pamela Koch of CESO … Taking business expertise to the Third World

Find out how CESO helps raise the bar of business excellence and global competitiveness of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Third World countries of Asia, Africa, the Americas and Eastern Europe. PAMELA KOCH Regional Director for Asia, Africa and the Americas CANADIAN EXECUTIVE SERVICE ORGANIZATION (CESO) Thursday, April 5, 2007, 6:45 P.M. …and see […]

Ethnic musical future of CANCON Diversity event on March 12

A Press Release from Magda de la Torre about a meeting of likeminded musicians and other interested citizens in Toronto to help shape the CRTC’s policy on enforcing the Canadian ethnic music component in the agency’s CANCON policy forthe airwaves… Musical Future of CANCON Diversity is Ours to Shape NOW! Venue: Diversity Central The Lula […]