GTA investing in multiculturalism and anti-racism initiatives

posted on September 2, 2019

By Canadian Immigrant Magazine |

Almost $6 million has been provided in funding since 2017 to 42 Greater Toronto Area (GTA) organizations that promote diversity, inclusion and anti-racism initiatives, according to a press release from the Department of Canadian Heritage.

The funding is being provided through the Projects, Community Capacity Building and Community Support for Black Youth components of the Community Support, Multiculturalism, and Anti-Racism Initiatives Program.

“Our government firmly believes that Canada’s diversity is one of its greatest strengths. That is why we are proud to support projects that will help combat racism and discrimination and also highlight the contributions of the many cultural communities in the Greater Toronto Area,” says Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism.

“The presence of racism and discrimination in Canada prevents a number of Canadians from achieving their true potential. Our government is taking action to help tackle these issues head on by investing in communities that promote diversity, inclusivity and equality, ” says Gary Anandasangaree, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister and MP, Scarborough-Rouge Park.

The Community Support, Multiculturalism, and Anti-Racism Initiatives Program promotes a diverse and inclusive society. The program has three funding components, which are Events, Projects and Community Capacity Building. It also includes two separate initiatives, which are the Community Support for Black Canadian Youth initiative and the Paul Yuzyk Youth Initiative for Multiculturalism.

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