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Canadian Ethnocultural Council - Celebrating Canadian Multiculturalism Day

June 27, 2019

Ottawa- On November 13, 2002, the Government of Canada, by Royal Proclamation declared June 27th of each year as Canadian Multiculturalism Day. It is a day to recognize and acknowledge Canada's rich diversity and significant contributions that many ethnocultural communities have made and continue to make in shaping and enriching our great country, Canada.

"As we celebrate Canadian Multiculturalism Day, let us reflect and give homage to not only all those people who have come from every corner of the world and by working together contributed to building this country of ours but also to the precious values of equality, mutual respect and democracy that are at the forefront of our diversity and which make Canada such a great nation and the envy of the world. Multiculturalism does not only form a very fundamental part of our Canadian identity but is also one of our great strengths. Let us come together on Canadian Multiculturalism Day and proudly celebrate our rich diversity and thereby embrace our identity and heritage", said Dominic Campione, President.

The Canadian Ethnocultural Council is a non-profit, non partisan coalition of national ethnocultural organizations. The CEC works to promote the understanding of the multicultural reality of Canada thereby ensuring equal opportunity and dignity for all Canadians regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, and ancestry, as defined in The Charter of Rights and Freedoms and the Canadian Multiculturalism Act.

For more information contact: Dominic Campione
Canadian Ethnocultural Council
c/o 2904 Highway 7 West, Unit 102, Vaughan ON, L4K 0K4
Tel.: (905) 761-9100, Ext 202
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