Tamil magazine celebrates 16 years, honours Torontonians

The Tamil family is an “important family” in multicultural Toronto, Councillor Pam McConnell told a gathering of Tamil expatriats gathered to honour local Tamils who have excelled in various fields from academics to university studies and real estate and others such as OMNI-TV vice-president Madeline Ziniak for her work in multicultural broadcasting. “We must pressure […]

CEMA condemns violence against journalist but pushes awareness campaign

In view of the growing number of murders, acts of violence, unjust incarcerations and punitive censorship of journalists throughout the world, the Canadian Ethnic Media Association (CEMA) expresses its alarm at this increase of actions against freedom of thought, speech and publication. While declaring common cause with the rights organizatons monitoring this alarming situation, CEMA […]

Charter of Rights in 5 Languages — but South Asia Not Represented… Yet!

By Zuhair Kashmeri CEMAWebmaster and Editor SailorJones Media has launched an interactive website inthe German, Italian and Chinese languages for The Fundamental Freedoms Project athttp://www.charterofrights.ca/ and http://www.chartesdesdroits.ca/. It launched the English and French sites in June 2006. The six additional languages planned for production include: Spanish, Inukitut, Cree, Polish, Portuguese and Punjabi. Although Punjabi is […]

Speaker Series: Frankness keynotes York police chief’s address

The first speaker in our 2007 Speaker Series, Armand LaBarge, chief of police for the GTAs York Region (population 900,000) fascinated members with his well-detailed outline of police services in the region that stretches from east to the west north of Toronto. His talk focused on diversity in a growing multicultural region.La Barge was accompanied […]

Two longtime CEMA members pass away

Two longtime CEMA members passed away recently, and CEMA sends its heartfelt condolences to the families of both. The two are Dr. George Korey Krzeczowski and Ken Mori. Dr. Krzeczowski, author, poet and founder of the Canadian School of Management. Born in Kielce, Poland in 1921, he was educated at universities in Poland and Germany […]

National Bank Financial advocates importance of diversity

Republished from Dialogue, an internal magazinefor the employees of National Bank Financial, one of the largest brokerages inCanada. Author: Cristelle Basmaji, NBFCommunications, Montreal. On June 22, 2006, National Bank Financial welcomed a delegation of 12 bank managers from South Africa to exchange best practices in regards to managing diversity in the financial sector. This visit […]

Guantanamo Bay from the eyes of a Muslim cartoonist…

Bendib (real name Khalil) produces some very unusual cartoons and allows multicultural publications to reproduce these, provided you get permission first. His work is regularly published in several publications and has also been published in a book. Visit his site at www.bendib.com— in his own words his cartoons “don’t beat around the Bush!”

It’s MEMBERSHIP DUES time again… at CEMA

The glorious year just passed, would not have been possible for CEMA without you and your membership dues! Remember! The sooner you pay your dues, the sooner your membership cards are processed. This year, we’ve had many queries about preserving these membership cards. Here is a simple solution. After you have affixed your photograph on […]

CEMA Season’s Dinner: It was a SUPER SUCCESS :)

By any count, CEMA’s seasons dinner on Nov., 24 at the Columbus Centre was a SUPER success. It was a sold-out event and a good time was had by all, dining to the strain of Latino music provided by Cafe Cubana. And there were top auction items to be had by all, among them a […]