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Multicultural Advisory Council
The fourth annual 2012 Provincial Nesika Awards event took place at Bonsor Recreation Centre, Burnaby, British Columbia on Friday, November 23, 2012. Hon. John Yap, Minister for Advanced Education, Innovation, and Technology and Minister Responsible for Multiculturalism, and Mo Dhaliwal, Chair of the Multicultural Advisory Council honoured the Awards recipients and the 160 nominees.
More than four-hundred participants attended the program. The event also featured a multicultural musical performance by Big World Band. Information about 2013 Provincial Nesika Awards will be posted when available.
2012 Provincial Nesika Awards nominees' profiles:
For more information visit the News Release.
What is the Multicultural Advisory Council?
The Multicultural Advisory Council (MAC) is a legislated body officially created in 1990 to provide advice to the Minister of State for Multiculturalism on issues related to multiculturalism and anti-racism. The council also performs other duties and functions as specified by the Minister as set out in Section 5 (1) of the Multiculturalism Act.
In addition, the council is guided by the Provincial vision for multiculturalism.
British Columbia is a model society that embraces the cultures and traditions of its people with opportunities for all to live and grow.
1. Multiculturalism across government
2. Collaboration across government
3. Engagement of public and business sectors
4. Community engagement and education
How are MAC members appointed?
The Multicultural Advisory Council is comprised of people from across B.C. that have an expertise in issues related to multiculturalism and anti-racism. Council members are appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council. Current Multicultural Advisory Council members are:
Mo Dhaliwal (Acting Chair): Vancouver
Shellina Lakhdhir (Acting Vice-Chair): North Vancouver
Angela Fang: Nanaimo
Angela Hollinger: Vancouver
Allan E. Horning: Kelowna
Senator Yonah K. Martin: Vancouver
Eunice Oh: Coquitlam
Anar Popatia: Coquitlam
Michelle A. Rakotonaivo: Surrey
Baljit Sethi: Prince George/Mackenzie
Susan Tatoosh: Vancouver
Myrt Turner: Prince George
Andy Wickey: Coquitlam
For biographies of current members and information about the appointment process to the Multicultural Advisory Council, visit the Board Resourcing Development Office website.
What are some highlights of the Multicultural Advisory Council’s work?
- Shaping the Provincial vision for multiculturalism
- Contributions to the EmbraceBC program
- Organizing and sponsoring the annual Provincial Nesika Awards
Details of the council’s accomplishments each year are available in the Report on Multiculturalism.
How is the MAC supported?
The MAC is supported by the MAC Secretariat, which provides leadership and strategic advice to the council and supports the work of the council.
Phone: 604 775-0643/604 660 5140
5th Floor, 605 Robson Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 5J3
The Ministry of Advanced Education, Innovation and Technology discloses that no members of the Multicultural Advisory Council received remuneration in 2011/12.