Canadian Ethnic Media Association Awards Gala

November 23, 2017

Jagmeet Singh, the newly elected Federal NDP Leader, is scheduled to address the ethnic media at the 39th Annual Canadian Ethnic Media Association Awards Gala for Journalistic Excellence on Friday November 24, 2017 at 6 p.m. at the National Event Venue, 1000 Finch Ave West, Toronto M3J 2V5.

The Board of the Canadian Ethnic Media Association (CEMA) is pleased to provide an opportunity for Mr. Singh to share with the various ethnic media his perspective of being the newly elected leader of the NDP, in particular his view of how to engage the ethnic media to reach out to 7.6 million speakers of non-official languages, nearly 21 percent of the population, according to the recent census.

The Hon. Laura Albanese, MPP, Ontario’s Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, and a longtime supporter of CEMA, will bring the message from Premier Kathleen Wynn.

The CEMA Gala has been designed to provide ample opportunities to develop and establish connections with the public and private sectors, ethnic media and multicultural leadership.

Awards are presented in the categories of Print, Radio, Television, Documentary, Internet and Innovation.

This year’s lifetime achievement award, the Sierhey Khmara Ziniak Award, named posthumously after CEMA’s founder, will be bestowed on Mr. Dominic Campione, President of the Canadian Ethnocultural Council.

The Canadian Ethnic Media Association is comprised of professionals engaged in print, web journalism and writing, reflecting Canada’s diversity.

CEMA supports the principles of Canadian citizenship, multiculturalism and the right of free expression without ethnocentric bias.

To confirm your attendance to cover this event, please contact Averill Maroun,at: [email protected], or by phone at (647) 974-4557.