B.C. proclaims Multiculturalism Week
November 17, 2015
The Province has proclaimed November 15 – 21, 2015 as Multiculturalism Week. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our multicultural communities and to appreciate the way diversity enriches British Columbia. Multiculturalism strengthens our province and puts us on the map as a society that values inclusion and cultural diversity – something every British Columbian can be proud of.
Multiculturalism grants support diversity in B.C.
October 20, 2015
The B.C. government is providing $300,000 through the Multiculturalism Grant program to support organizations whose activities promote British Columbia’s rich multicultural heritage, and nurture empathy and inclusion.
Every day people and organizations use art, theatre, community dialogue events and a host of other forms of community engagement to combat racism. The B.C. government is allocating $365,000 for community anti-racism projects.
Black History Month celebrates B.C.'s culture of diversity
February 6, 2015
In 1858, 800 black pioneers escaping racial persecution in San Francisco came to British Columbia in search of work and a safe place to raise their families. Now, more than 33,200 British Columbians trace their ancestry from Africa, contributing to B.C.’s culture of diversity. February has been proclaimed Black History Month by the B.C. government in recognition of the important contributions these pioneers made to the development of our province.