Asian Heritage Month 2019

May 17, 2019 | Ling

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May is Asian Heritage Month in Canada! While Asian Heritage Month has been celebrated since the 1990s, the Government of Canada signed an official declaration in May 2002. This month continues to be a time to celebrate the contributions that Canadians of Asian origin have made, and continue to make,...

Celebrating New Canadians: Citizenship Ceremony at Toronto Reference Library, April 23, 2019

April 24, 2019 | Elsa

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On April 23, 57 new Canadians from 23 countries took the oath as part of a community citizenship ceremony at Toronto Reference Library. This event was made possible thanks to the partnership with Institute of Canadian Citizenship (ICC) and Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). This memorable milestone began with...

The United Nations World Creativity and Innovation Day: April 21, 2019

April 18, 2019 | Danya Elsayed

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April 21st is the United Nation's World Creativity and Innovation Day (WCID). It is a day designated to encourage creative thought and expression, as well as remembering innovations throughout our lifetime. Creativity is an important aspect of our society. It keeps us moving forward through new ideas and inventions that...

Art Exhibits Program at Toronto Public Library

March 27, 2019 | Liana

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So, you have an exhibition coming up? That’s great! Have you given some thought on where you are going to exhibit it? Not yet? Well, you are invited to submit your work for the next Art Exhibits season, which runs from September 2019 - August 2020. The deadline for submission...

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (UN): March 21, 2019

March 18, 2019 | Liana

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March 21 is a day designated by the United Nations (UN) as International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination was established in 1966, six years after an event known as the Sharpeville tragedy or Sharpeville massacre. Police opened fire, killing...

International Women's Day 2019

March 1, 2019 | Ling

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March 8th is International Women’s Day! This day is a global celebration of the accomplishments of women in social, economic, political and cultural spheres. It is dedicated to recognizing women's achievements and acknowledging the challenges they continue to face in the quest for gender equality. This past year, we’ve seen...

The United Nations Day of Social Justice: February 20, 2019

February 20, 2019 | Danya Elsayed

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February 20th is a day designated by the United Nations (UN) as the Day of Social Justice. The UN is an international organization that unites countries in the shared purpose of promoting human rights through social justice, economic development and peacekeeping. This day was created to raise awareness about the...

Celebrate Black History Month 2019

January 31, 2019 | Rachelle

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If you are new to Canada, you may be wondering...what is Black History Month all about? Well, here is some history for you! Black History Month actually began as Black History Week back in 1926 when an American historian, Carter G. Woodson, and the Association for the Study of Negro...

International Holocaust Remembrance Day

January 18, 2019 | Suzanne

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January 27th is International Holocaust Remembrance Day. It is an international memorial day that commemorates the tragedy of the Holocaust from the Second World War. It was designated by the United Nations General Assembly in 2005. It designates January 27th as an annual International Day of Commemoration in memory of...

A Look Back at the History of Jewish Canadians

January 3, 2019 | Danya Elsayed

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Canada is a cultural mosaic; our citizens come from all over the world. You might have made the journey yourself from another country, or maybe one of your family members did long ago. Regardless of how we got here, our diversity strengthens our identities as Canadians. This week we're taking...