Canadian Multiculturalism Day


By Céline Ahodékon

Greetings Brothers and Sisters,

I hope your week is going well! Just a friendly reminder that Saturday, June 27 is Canadian Multiculturalism Day. In fact, Canada was built and continues to be built upon immigration. Each year, thousands of immigrants from around the globe land in Canada in search of a better life for themselves and their families. They bring with them their beliefs, religions and cultures. In turn, these traditions enrich the mosaic of Canadian society.

June 27 is for us a special day to recognize our country’s rich diversity as well as the important contributions ethnocultural communities make to the development of our homes, our neighbourhoods and our workplaces.

Céline Ahodékon is the Union of National Employees’ National Equity Representative for Racially Visible People.