World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development

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May 21st is World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development! Cultural diversity refers to the different birthplaces, ethnicities, languages, values, beliefs, and world views particular groups of people identify with. We can deepen our understanding of cultural diversity and its value in our lives by simply having a dialogue with those who are different from us. It all …

February is Black History Month

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During Black History Month, we honour the legacy of our fellow people of African, African American and Caribbean heritage and celebrate their achievements and contributions. Every February, people across Canada participate in Black History Month events and festivities. The 2022 theme for Black History Month is: “February and Forever: Celebrating Black History today and every day”. Everyone is invited to …

Black History Month – Violet King

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Black History Month is a time that we recognize, honour and celebrate their contributions. Learn about the history of Black History Month: How did Black History Month come into being? Today let’s read about biography of Voilet King, a notable Black individual who helped shape Canadian heritage and identity! Born in 1929, Violet King was the first Black person to …

Black History Month

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Black communities in Canada have made enormous contributions in all sectors of the Canadian society for over 400 years. Black History Month is a time that we recognize, honour and celebrate their contributions. How did Black History Month come into being? In 1978, the Ontario Black History Society (OBHS) was established and its founders petitioned to the City of Toronto …

CFN’s Indigenous Education for Newcomers Program

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Nowadays, Canada’s immigration policy is among the most welcoming worldwide. Every year, we welcome new immigrants to Canada. Waves of immigration and settlement forced many Indigenous peoples away from their traditional lands and disrupted their traditional ways of life. As a newcomer to Canada, it is important for you to learn about the history. The Centre for Newcomers (CFN) runs …

Federal Investments Announced to Launch Black Entrepreneurship Program

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The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated existing systemic barriers faced by Black entrepreneurs and small and medium-sized business owners in Canada. We need to do more to support them and address anti-Black racism. The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, has announced investments of up to nearly $221 million in partnership with Canadian financial institutions (including RBC, BMO Financial Group, Scotiabank, CIBC, National …