MULTICULTURALISM @50: “Inclusion is the opposite of assimilation”

Yes, Canada is diverse. Yes, for the most part, people are free to enjoy and practice their culture and religion. But is that all ‘inclusivity’ means? This year’s Metropolis conference dived into the meaning of that word by looking at whether immigrants have enjoyed the same access to supports and services as the rest of Canadians.

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The Politics of Diversity: Why Representation Matters

“It is virtually impossible for any political party to have a minority government, let alone a majority government if it cannot win in the immigrant and visible minority rich ridings of Canada.” NCM reporter Naser Miftari speaks to three politicians on the politics of diversity in Canada.

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Curtains Set to Rise On the First Hamilton Black Film Festival

Rays of hope come from Hamilton, Ontario, as the first Hamilton Black Film Festival (HBFF) premieres virtually from May 28 to 30. As curtains rise in Westdale Cinema, it marks a new beginning for Canadian BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Colour) artists.

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Middle Managers Key to Integrating Newcomers

It’s not enough for executive leadership to commit to diversity and inclusion as values within an organization. They need to help middle managers execute this on an everyday, operational level, too

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All-women Panel to Judge International Ad Awards

The International Gerety ad awards 2021 has appointed an all-women executive jury to evaluate creative awards, including Jessica Borges representing Canada. Borges shares her journey from a new immigrant to representing Canada in an industry that’s known for male domination in leadership roles.

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Confronting Racism in Canada Will be a Messy — but Necessary — Process

Four decades into his Canadian journey, columnist Mohamed Hammoud reflects on his early attempts to fit in, the racism he encountered and recent experiences as a candidate in the 2019 federal election.

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Religious Accommodation Still a Struggle in Quebec

On one of the final stops during its two-year, cross-country “Our Canada” workshop series, the Canadian Race Relations Foundation (CRRF) held an open conversation about faith and social inclusion in Montreal last month. According to…

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