Ontario NDP hosts 2nd annual reception for province’s ethnic media

CEMA was among many media organizations honoured by Ontario NDP leader Andrea Horwath. Ethnic newspapers, blogs, radio stations and television strengthen cultural communities, says Andrea Horwath, leader of the Ontario New Democratic Party. Horwath made the comment during the second annual reception in celebration of the province’s diverse ethnic media. The Ontario NDP leader said: […]

Canadian Heritage Minister Joly asked for help

The Ukranian Canadian Civil Liberties Association (UCCLA) is calling on the Minister for Canadian Heritage, Mélanie Joly, for help in saving a Great War cemetery holding the remains of at least 16 “enemy aliens.” During Canada’s first national internment operations of 1914-1920, a large camp holding Ukrainians, and other Europeans, was established at Spirit Lake, […]

CEMA’s Annual Awards Honouring Journalistic Excellence

The 37th Annual Awards of Journalistic Excellence handed out by the Canadian Ethnic Media Association (CEMA) will be held on Friday, November 20, 2015. The event is being held at the National Event Centre, 1000 Finch Avenue West in North York, Toronto. The gala, which begins at 6 p.m., includes a reception, the presentation of […]

Earl Bales Park Arts & Music Festival

The annual Earl Bales Park Arts and Music Festival will be held on Sunday, August 30, from 12 Noon to 6 p.m. It will feature performances by a variety of local musicians. In addition, there will be displays by artists, food booths from local restaurants, games and other activities for kids, interactive dance classes and […]

Ontario NDP leader says ethnic media important

IN DISCUSSION: Ontario NDP leader Andrea Horwath (left) in discussion with CEMA’s Madeline Ziniak. Ontario’s New Democratic Party (NDP) leader Andrea Horwath recently told a group of ethnic journalists that the ethnic media is crucial to our province. Speaking at the event, titled “Celebrating Diverse Media”, she said: “Your work is as important now as […]


It’s time for members to make submissions for the annual CEMA Awards. The awards will be given for the best submissions in the following categories: • Print • Radio • Television • Innovation The deadline for submissions is September 10, 2015. Attached is the CEMA 2015 Awards Nomination Form and Awards Rules and Regulations: 2015 […]

“Flying Blind” conference addressing threats to Canadians’ right to know

Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) and Ryerson University’s Centre for Free Expression are co-hosting a discussion session to address the growing threats to Canadians’ right to know. It is being held on Friday, May 8, 2015, at the Rogers Communications Centre, Ryerson University, 80 Gould Street in Toronto. Tickets are $10 each. The one-day […]

Asian Heritage Month Festival

The theme of this year’s Asian Heritage Month is a celebration of Asian-Canadian culture. The opening ceremony of the month-long festival will be held on May 22 at the Sandra Faire and Ivan Fecan Theatre at York University, between 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. The opening day event is titled: “Pathways to Well-being in Our […]

Trillium Chefs Canada Awards

A media event and photo opportunity for the Inaugural Trillium Chefs Canada Awards Dinner will be held on Tuesday, April 21, 2015, from 3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m., at Lai Wah Heen Restaurant, located on the second floor of Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, 108 Chestnut Street, Toronto. The Trillium Chefs Canada Awards Dinner, celebrating the […]

Why We Need to Apply the Third Metric to Language Education

“We think, mistakenly, that success is the result of the amount of time we put in at work, instead of the quality of time we put in.” — Arianna Huffington,Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Happier Life As people around the world celebrate the beginning of spring and nature’s awakening, I […]