ABOUT US

  • INTRODUCTION

    The Canadian Ethnic Media Association (CEMA), formerly the Canadian Ethnic Journalists and Writers Club, is an organization for professionals engaged in the field of print, radio, television and online journalism, and creative writing

  • HISTORY

    n 1978, Sierhey Khmara (Marian) Ziniak, editor/publisher of the Byelorussian Voice, poet and essayist, founded the Canadian Ethnic Journalists and Writers Club (now CEMA),

  • CEMA NEWS

    From September through November, and February through June, CEMA holds meetings to which prominent speakers are invited to address the organization…

News

CEMA’s June Speaker Series to feature Sharifa Khan

CEMA’s June Speaker Series to feature Sharifa Khan

CEMA’s May Speaker Series to feature Marcus Kolga

CEMA’s May Speaker Series to feature Marcus Kolga

Watch CEMA’s latest Speaker Series event, featuring Dan Kelly

Watch CEMA’s latest Speaker Series event, featuring Dan Kelly

VIDEO: Diversity and the Future of Canadian Broadcasting Policy

VIDEO: Diversity and the Future of Canadian Broadcasting Policy

CEMA’s April Speaker Series to feature Dan Kelly

CEMA’s April Speaker Series to feature Dan Kelly

CEMA’s upcoming Speakers Bureau to feature York University’s Mark Hayward

CEMA’s upcoming Speakers Bureau to feature York University’s Mark Hayward

EVENT: Speaking Truth to Power

EVENT: Speaking Truth to Power

A roundtable bringing together industry voices to discuss promoting cultural and linguistic diversity in Canadian broadcast policy

A roundtable bringing together industry voices to discuss promoting cultural and linguistic diversity in Canadian broadcast policy

Canadian Ethnic Media Association partners with the Yee Hong Wellness Foundation in support of virtual Dragon Ball gala

Canadian Ethnic Media Association partners with the Yee Hong Wellness Foundation in support of virtual Dragon Ball gala

The Canadian Ethnic Media Association presents the first installment of its Speaker Series for 2021

The Canadian Ethnic Media Association presents the first installment of its Speaker Series for 2021

CEMA’s 42nd Annual Awards for Journalistic Excellence to broadcast on TLN Television

CEMA’s 42nd Annual Awards for Journalistic Excellence to broadcast on TLN Television

Role of Ethnic Media in the War against Pandemic

Role of Ethnic Media in the War against Pandemic

CJFE and human rights groups call on federal government to allow 100 journalists at risk into Canada annually

CJFE and human rights groups call on federal government to allow 100 journalists at risk into Canada annually

Canadian Ethnic Media Association Announces 42nd Annual Award Winners for Journalistic Excellence

Canadian Ethnic Media Association Announces 42nd Annual Award Winners for Journalistic Excellence

Australian news outlet highlights the need for representation of ethnic media

Australian news outlet highlights the need for representation of ethnic media

CEMA AWARDS DEADLINE EXTENSION

CEMA AWARDS DEADLINE EXTENSION

CEMA Extends Condolences to Lebanese Canadian Communities

CEMA Extends Condolences to Lebanese Canadian Communities

COVID-19 Support for Third Language Media

COVID-19 Support for Third Language Media

CEMA ADDS ITS VOICE TO THE WORLD-WIDE OUTCRY AGAINST RACISM

Madeline Ziniak to take part in Stories of Hope: A Celebration of Canada online conference

Madeline Ziniak to take part in Stories of Hope: A Celebration of Canada online conference

Ziniak talks Ethnic Media on Itoc Radio

Ziniak talks Ethnic Media on Itoc Radio

J-Source highlights need of funding for ethnic media in response to COVID-19

J-Source highlights need of funding for ethnic media in response to COVID-19

Take Part in Something Historic

Take Part in Something Historic

Public Release of COVID-19 Social Impact Youth Survey Results

Public Release of COVID-19 Social Impact Youth Survey Results

Canadian ethnic media matters!

Canadian ethnic media matters!

The Need for adequate and equitable recognition of Canada’s Ethnic media

The Need for adequate and equitable recognition of Canada’s Ethnic media

An update on the Stop COVID-19 campaign

An update on the Stop COVID-19 campaign

MP Shaun Chen responds to CEMA’s open letter to Prime Minister Trudeau

MP Shaun Chen responds to CEMA’s open letter to Prime Minister Trudeau

J-Source maps the effect of COVID-19 on Canadian media outlets

J-Source maps the effect of COVID-19 on Canadian media outlets

Impact of Covid on Newcomers to Canada

Impact of Covid on Newcomers to Canada

Russian TV program to close June despite feds’ $30-million ad buy to promote public-health awareness

Your Covid-19 Experiences Matter!

Your Covid-19 Experiences Matter!

Canadian Ethnic Media Association partners with ‘The Stop Covid-19 Fundraising Campaign’

Canadian Ethnic Media Association partners with ‘The Stop Covid-19 Fundraising Campaign’

Standing Up for Canada

Standing Up for Canada

Open Letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

Vera Ke Remembered

Vera Ke Remembered

CEMA AWARDS GALA 2019 A HUGE SUCCESS!

Vita Shtivelman impresses CEMA Board

Vita Shtivelman impresses CEMA Board

In Flanders Fields – multicultural literature project

In Flanders Fields – multicultural literature project

ETHNIC COMMUNITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO WATCH THE NATIONAL LEADERS DEBATES

ETHNIC COMMUNITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO WATCH THE NATIONAL LEADERS DEBATES

CEMA Reports – Interview with Commissioner David Johnston

Vita Shtivelman , Founder, “EtCetera” Speaker Series

Introducing “THE CEMA REPORT”

Introducing “THE CEMA REPORT”

Petition for National Diabetes Strategy urges action in the fight against diabetes

Celebrating Heritage Red Oak

John Bitove Jr. Talks Raptors

Farmer-centric initiative to build resilience in the food supply!

Concern expressed for state of the ethnic media

Gary Anandasangaree Speaks to CEMA Members

Gary Anandasangaree Speaks to CEMA Members

CEMA PARTNERS LAUNCH OF DIVERSITY ELECTORAL WEBSITE

CEMA PARTNERS LAUNCH OF DIVERSITY ELECTORAL WEBSITE

Who You Callin Black Eh?

Who You Callin Black Eh?

Edmonton actor to tackle racism in first starring movie role

Edmonton actor to tackle racism in first starring movie role

Art & Written Story Contest

Art & Written Story Contest

SPEAKER SERIES – FIGHTING AGAINST RACISM

SPEAKER SERIES – FIGHTING AGAINST RACISM

Member’s Voice – A Blog with Diversity

Member’s Voice – A Blog with Diversity

CEMA participates at National Metropolis Conference

CEMA participates at National Metropolis Conference

Q & A WITH MADELINE ZINIAK

Q & A WITH MADELINE ZINIAK

SPEAKERS SERIES GOES HI TECH.

SPEAKERS SERIES GOES HI TECH.

CANADIAN JOURNALISTS FOR FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION

CANADIAN JOURNALISTS FOR FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION

CANADIAN ETHNIC MEDIA ASSOCIATION 2018 AWARDS NOMINATION FORM

CANADIAN ETHNIC MEDIA ASSOCIATION 2018 AWARDS NOMINATION FORM

Ethnic Media Association hosts Ontario Electoral Debate

Ethnic Media Association hosts Ontario Electoral Debate

Canadian Ethnic Media Association hosts a 3-Party Electoral Conversation on May 3, 2018

Ontario Supporting Multicultural News Journalism

Ontario Supporting Multicultural News Journalism

Ontario’s Advertising Review Board officials address concerns of CEMA’s members

Ontario’s Advertising Review Board officials address concerns of CEMA’s members

Canadian Ethnic Media Association Speaker Series

Ontario’s Minister of Citizenship and Immigration the keynote speaker at CEMA’s monthly meeting

Ontario’s Minister of Citizenship and Immigration the keynote speaker at CEMA’s monthly meeting

Ontario MPP guest speaker at CEMA’s December 7, 2017 meeting

Ontario MPP guest speaker at CEMA’s December 7, 2017 meeting

CEMA’s annual awards gala a resounding success

Canadian Ethnic Media Association Awards Gala

Canadian Ethnic Media Association Gala

Call for CEMA 2017 Awards submissions

Career Colleges Ontario publishes new report on student demographics

A Canadian celebration

Celebrating Diversity and Multiculturalism in Canada

Parks Canada reps guest speakers at June 1 Speaker’s Bureau

Victoria Day celebration

OMDC provides funding for Ontario’s creative environment

Ontario Media Development Corporation’s president the keynote speaker at CEMA’s May 4 monthly meeting

Launch of “Take Your Seat Canada”

Ontario Government reaching out to Canada’s ethnic media

Ontario MPP, a former journalist, keynote speaker at CEMA’s monthly meeting

Career colleges play an important role, NACC executive says

Top executive the keynote speaker at CEMA’s monthly meeting

Take your seat in Canada

National Muslim Christian Liaison Committee

CEMA’s board members welcomed at Pho Vistro Restaurant

CEMA Awards Gala a resounding success

Canadian Ethnic Media Association Gala

Toronto Seniors’ Forum

“Ethnic Media in Ontario important” Conservative Party leader says

Toronto Summit focusing on seniors

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

Hungary’s Consul General keynote speaker at CEMA meeting

CEMA members tour the Aga Khan Museum

Director of the Aga Khan Museum the keynote speaker at CEMA’s April 7 meeting

CRTC Commissioner the keynote speaker at CEMA’s March 3 meeting

Canadian Heritage Minister Joly asked for help

Canadians urged to visit national parks

Camille Girard-Ruel CEMA Guest Speaker

CEMA’s 2015 Awards Gala

Canada Media Fund Director addresses CEMA membership

CEMA’s 2015 Awards Gala a resounding success

CEMA’s Annual Awards Honouring Journalistic Excellence

Addressing the Syrian situation at CEMA’s Speaker Series

Israel’s Consul General keynote speaker at CEMA’s October 1 meeting

Earl Bales Park Arts & Music Festival

Ontario NDP leader says ethnic media important

CEMA 2015 AWARDS NOMINATIONS

Ontario’s Tourism Industry celebrates

Tourism Industry Association president to address CEMA’s members at monthly meeting

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

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

Asian Heritage Month Festival

CEMA meets at new location

President of the Caviar Centre the keynote speaker at CEMA meeting

U.S. Public Affairs Officer delivers feature address at CEMA Speakers Series

U.S. Public Affairs Officer to deliver feature address at CEMA Speakers Series

Jonathan Delgado-Levin-Turner, HCol.(Ky.)

Bernice Carnegie

Edith George

NEWS WATCH

CEMA’s 36th Annual Seasons Dinner a resounding success

CEMA’S SEASON’S DINNER

Our Canada: Building on Citizenship, Building for Citizenship

LIFT’s executive director speaker at CEMA’s monthly meeting

CEMA IS PROUD TO SUPPORT THE FIRST WORLD BALLET ART COMPETITION

Telefilm Canada’s Canada’s executive featured speaker for CEMA meeting

Alberta’s Opposition leader addresses CEMA in Edmonton

Canadian Ethnic Media Association (CEMA) Winners-2014 Unveiled

Canadian Ethnic Media Association (CEMA) Winners-2014 Unveiled

John Tory lays out plans for Toronto

CEMA Award Winners feted at Gala

CEMA 2013 Ethnic Media Awards on June 21; download ticket form here

Samara Executive Director at CEMA’s Speaker Series

SPEAKER SERIES: Double billing – human rights lawyer and Scotiabank’s Asia Director

SPEAKER SERIES: Fort York Foundation Chair Andy Stewart to Address CEMA March 7

CEMA’s President Kiumars (Kiu) Rezvanifar has long history in communications, film, diversity

SPEAKER SERIES: Toronto’s first ombudsman Fiona Crean to address CEMA members on February 7

Queen’s Jubilee Medals handed out to 25 people at CEMA’s Season’s Dinner 2012

SPEAKER SERIES: December 6, 2012 – Jean Augustine, Ontario Fairness Commissioner addresses CEMA members

SPEAKER SERIES: Nov. 1, 2012 — Rahul Bhardwaj, President/CEO Toronto Community Foundation

MEMBER ALERT: You’re Invited to International Federation of Actors World Congress in Toronto on Sept. 26

NOTICE: Biennial General Meeting, Slate of Canadidates for Board of Directors, Nomination and Proxy Forms

Canadian Ethnic Media Association Unveils Award Winners for 34th Annual Gala, June 23rd

Post Media seeking applicants for Michele Lang Fellowship

Immigration Museum CEO documents rich stories of the women and men who built Canada

SPEAKER SERIES: Canadian Museum of Immigration CEO to address CEMA members on May 3

SPEAKER SERIES: Premier McGuinty, CNE General Manager address CEMA members

Ontario setting up expert roundtable on immigration to boost flagging economy, Charles Sousa tells editorial board meeting for OMNI and CEMA

Speaker Series: EDC Chief Economist talks to CEMA members

CEMA 2012 Awards ENTRY DEADLINE EXTENDED to May 18: nominate your favourite journalist… Innovation category added; glitzy ceremony on June 23

Speaker Series: Ontario Environment Minister praises water quality, asks ethnic media to spread green message

Rainbow Caterpillar children’s book award goes to Arabic writer

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

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

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

CEMA Awards gala 2011 will be hosted by Sudha Krishnan and Vincenzo Somma of OMNI-TV

Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney visits with CEMA Board

Speaker Series: Robert Lewis of the Canadian Journalism Foundation…

SPEAKER SERIES: Bruce Hutchison tells members about Toronto’s Harbourfront…

Art for Love: first annual reality TV competition in Toronto

Hindustani Drama Festival in Mississauga + Discussion on challenge of ethnic drama in Canada

CEMA Chair Madeline Ziniak on CBC Radio’s Metro Morning: The Ethnic Media is here to stay and promotes self esteem…

Rainbow Caterpillar Bookstore launches award for children’s writing in mother languages in conjunction with CEMA

CEMA President Dave Date Nguyen’s address at 2011 dinner at Casa Loma: We salute 40 years of multiculturalism

The Polish Spirit at Toronto’s Metro Hall May 24-27

CEMA partners with Canadian Race Relations Foundation on interfaith project

Speaker Series: StatsCan officials Talk to CEMA members

Canadian Newcomers: So many choices…

Alberta U conference on media and media practices in minority and competitive contexts: from local to global

Speaker Series: Securing employment remains greatest challengefor immigrants, Carl Cadogan says

Beyond Cultural Boundaries: TIFF takes CEMA members on a tour of its new King Street facility

Human Rights Watch Film Festival Feb. 22 – March 4

Speaker Series: 2010 a low point on free expression in Canada, CJFE speakers tell CEMA

CEMA SPEAKER SERIES: Annie Game, Exec. Director, Canadian Journalists for Free Expression

Announcing the 2011 DiverseCity Fellows for GTA

Speaker Series: TVO’s Lisa de Wilde stresses education in TV Ontario’s focus

CEMA at Canadian Journalist for Free Expression Awards

CEMA’s event-filled fall season capped by awards gala

Not All Roads Lead Everyone to UN Security Council

CEMA Awards Gala part of mammoth Canadian Diverse Histories Conference — members urged to attend

EMA’s 32nd Annual Awards Gala – Buy Your Tickets Now

Cdn Ethnocultural Council: 30th Anniversary Dinner will be held on Oct. 30

Speaker Series: Nov. 4, 2010: U.S. Consul Kevin Johnson, Maple Leaf Sports VP-COO Tom Anselmi

Speaker Series October 7, 2010: Rahul Bhardwaj, President of Toronto Community Foundation

Special Invite for CEMA Board of Directors: Toronto Maple Leafs Preseason Game

DiverseCity Fellows 2011: Call for Applications…

Canada: 2031…

CEMA Annual Awards: Stay Tuned for Nov. 6 awards event and confernce…

Latin Life Completes 7th Season on Rogers, Gets Ready for Season No. 8

How to Spend a Billion in 3 Days…

Sophia Aggelonitis, former Ontario Consumer Services Minister, on the Ethnic Media and their contributions

BEN VICCARI: Ex-CEMA President, Ethnic Media Icon and Champion of Multiculturalism Passes Away at 92 in Toronto

WORLD PRESS FREEDOM DAY: CJFE Freedom of Expression Index 2009

Georgi Danevski: Confessions of the Heart

Member’s publication celebrates 20th

Kati Rekai … Leaves Behind a Legacy of Children’s Literature

SPEAKER SERIES: The Honourable Peter Kent, M.P.

SPEAKER SERIES: Wine Council Chair to give a taste of Ontario wine…figuratively

Wine Council Chair Gives Lively Talk on Ontario Wine Industry

SPEAKER SERIES: Alok Mukherjee, Chair of Toronto Police Services Board, to address Feb. 6 meeting

Multiculturalism ‘a basic building block’, Justin Trudeau tells CEMA

CEMA Season’s Dinner November 27… Few Tickets left

Mississauga exhibit tells stories of famous Polish Canadians

Doc on Perils of Reporting to hold benefit premiere Sept. 23 for Free Expression Group

Great Country, Our Hope… A song by Tony Anthony

Madeline Ziniak’s Order of Canada celebrated at CEMA dinner

Renato Zane to head Citytv Vancouver and OMNI-TV B.C.

OMNI’s Madeline Ziniak Appointed to the Order of Canada

CEMA AWARDS 2009: And the winners are…

Opposition leader’s challenge: Think 2017

His Canadian tour of duty memorable, says U.S. Consul John Nay

Irene Chu launches Gingerpost

Griffiths, Ferreira air their views on multiculturalism via speakerphone.

Goodbye Wasyl

CEMA now accepting entries for annual awards

CEMA director protests media labelling

Gerardo profiles Canada-Philippines relations

OMDC fetes CEMA at glittering reception

Speaker Series: Seeking Ethnic Leadership… Ratna Omdivar Style…

CEMA Awards: Rules and Regulations

Fees, please!

SPEAKER SERIES: Government assisted service helps recognize immigrant skills

Ontario Media Development Corp to host reception for CEMA’s 30th Anniversary

An honourable mention for Ben Viccari from Ontario Premier McGuinty

Our Annual 2008 Dinner… A good time was had by all! 3 members get achievement award

Speaker Series — Dec. 4: Jim Fleck, an art and culture icon

MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL: Download form, renew, enjoy the benefits of CEMA

SEASON’S DINNER: Yes, it’s that time of the year… Get your tickets now

CEMA elects new board of directors, new president as Ben Viccari steps down

Passing of Valery Tokmakov

NOTICE OF BIENNIAL GENERAL MEETING AND ELECTION OF DIRECTORS FOR 2008 — 2010

CEMA Awards Gala 2008 and 30th Anniversary bash: a resounding success

Outgoing CEMA prez Ben Viccari says ethnic media must foster multiculturalism

GTA Liberals host celebration of CEMA’s 30th

MARK THIS DATE…

Members introduced to new frontier in health service

Andrew receives prestigious award

A new publication from a member

CEMA member responds to Edmonton Journal’s attack on immigrants

Speaker Series: Augustine stresses fairness, equality, transparency

Ethnic media support vital to Type 2 Diabetes Awareness Program

Toronto police chief, ethnic media rub shoulders at TO’s copshop

Canada’s World needs your participation

Toronto Community Foundation chief gives straight talk on TO future

Ziniak, Tokmakov win Russian Business Association Awards

Save Our Voice a success: Ontario to amend tax law for ethnic media; seeks input

Calling CEMA members: Unfair tax ‘Save Our Voice’ protest set for Dec. 12 at Queen’s Park

Fasken Martineau legal firm to help Ontario ethnic media fight ‘unfair taxation’

The lowdown on federal government advertising…

Guest Article: Two Kinds of Canadians…

Canada’s First Nations… Lesson 101 from Brenda Nadjiwan

Nineth edition of Variety Crossing to be launched on Nov. 24 in Toronto

ANOTHER SUCCESS: annual dinner draws large turnout, Ontario premier, fun, prizes

New book says Canadian multiculturalism ‘an experiment that worked!’

Canadian Journalism for Int’l writers in Canada course info session…

Long-time CEMA member Hammad Baig passes away

CEMA-WSIB Seminar on work safety a big success

OCNA, Vietnamese paper say Liberal govt’s ‘unfair tax’ will hurt ethnic print media

Multicultural Hockey League ready for third strike; CEMA remains media sponsor

The Debate: lively CEMA event generates 75 minute Q and A session

CANADIANS NAME DIVERSITY AS KEY INGREDIENT IN FORMULA FOR INNOVATION SUCCESS

Talking Coins: Umbertos 1882 Twenty Lira Gold Coin

South Asian Legal Clinic gets stable funding from Ontario Legal Aid

CEMA member Thiruchelvam first Sri Lankan recipient of Ontario’s Newcomer Champion Award

CEMA to hit airwaves with PSA — WATCH IT HERE…

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

Guest Column: Stray Coins demonstrate Canadas multicultural roots

CEMA member appointed Justice of the Peace

29th Annual CEMA Awards presented at glittering gala

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

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

Canadian Multiculturalism in danger, CEMA President seeks member protest

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

Diaspora Dialogues 2007 Open Call for submissions from emerging writers

Russian youth theatre concert commemorates Victory Day

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

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

CEMA member Hasanat Ahmad celebrates 50 years in journalism!

Invitation: Genocide Memorial Week Queens Park Reception March 27

Legacies – Our Grandmothers Ourselves exhibit at Multicultural History Society

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

Ethnic musical future of CANCON Diversity event on March 12

Tamil magazine celebrates 16 years, honours Torontonians

Visible minorities now 17% of Toronto police, chief Bill Blair says at ethnic media meet

CEMA condemns violence against journalist but pushes awareness campaign

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

Speaker Series: Frankness keynotes York police chief’s address

Two longtime CEMA members pass away

National Bank Financial advocates importance of diversity

Guantanamo Bay from the eyes of a Muslim cartoonist…

It’s MEMBERSHIP DUES time again… at CEMA

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

Black History Month … Official kick-off on Jan. 28

Shamrocks win Multicultural Hockey Championship; League results

Cdn Multicultural Hockey League to launch women’s division

Korean-English Translation Grants Available

Not the NHL… Meet the CMHL 🙂

Latin Life tv wins first place honours for its show

Get ready for Ontario’s Fair Vote referendum

New UofT website will spotlight Asia Pacific area

Was 9/11 a ‘created crisis’? Book Author makes his points with drama and vigor

Munk Centre, MHSO and OMNI commemorate Hungarian Revolution

Scholarships for Portuguese-Canadian Students

Our Canada: Building on Citizenship, Building for Citizenship

CEMA event expanded my horizons, new member says

Hungarian Revolution: 50th Anniversary Observation in Vancouver

CEMA Bi-annual General Meeting: Chairperson’s Remarks, Treasurer’s Report, New Board, Photos of Meeting

Royal Bank putting immigrants first in new campaign

How to send happiness or How Western Union won over Filipinos

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