Canadian women have their say about the celebrations in 2017
TORONTO, Feb. 7, 2014 /CNW/ - Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women, on behalf of Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages Shelly Glover, today conducted consultations in Toronto with organizations that focus on women's issues about how they would like to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation. These organizations include the Women's Art Resource Centre and the Mouvement ontarien des femmes immigrantes francophones. All Canadians are invited to have their say by completing an online questionnaire at Canada.ca/150.
- The Government of Canada is holding roundtables this winter with individuals who are active in their communities and represent a wide range of organizations or groups from across the country.
- Both the roundtable participants and Canadians who complete the online questionnaire will be asked five key questions.
- The data collected will provide insight into the types of activities and projects that resonate most with Canadians and will help plan the celebrations.
- Over the next three years, as we approach the anniversary, we will celebrate key historic milestones that have defined our country.
"The ideas that I heard today will be of great help in planning this celebration of our Confederation. I am glad to receive this input from representatives who are in the forefront of improving the economic, social and democratic life of women in Canada."
- Dr. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women
"As we shape the plans for Canada's 150th anniversary, I encourage Canadians from different communities, backgrounds and interests to let our Government know how they want to celebrate Canada's history, values, and traditions."
- Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages
SOURCE: Canadian Heritage
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