TORONTO, Nov. 8, 2013 /CNW/ - On the occasion of the 250th anniversary of the Royal Proclamation of 1763 and the 25th anniversary of the Canadian Multiculturalism Act, the Colour of Poverty/Colour of Change along with several partner organizations and the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) will be hosting a press conference on Tuesday, November 12, 2013, at 11:15 a.m., 180 Dundas Street West, 8th Floor, OHRC Boardroom.
The purpose of the press conference is to announce the opening of a community dialogue,"From remembrance to reconciliation - A shared community dialogue on our roles as treaty peoples" to promote truth and reconciliation for Indigenous peoples and peoples of colour in Canada, and to release a Joint Statement of Commitment on this issue.
Speakers at the press conference will include: Commissioner Dr. Marie Wilson, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Barbara Hall, Chief Commissioner of the Ontario Human Rights Commission, Debbie Douglas, Executive Director of the Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants and Avvy Go, Clinic Director of the Metro Toronto Chinese & Southeast Asian Legal Clinic.
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SOURCE: Ontario Human Rights Commission
For further information:
Amy Casipullai, Senior Policy and Communications Coordinator
Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants
(416) 322-4950 x 239 or cell (416) 524-4950
Avvy Go, Clinic Director
Metro Toronto Chinese & South East Asian Legal Clinic
Mandy Wesley, Senior Advisor - Public Engagement
Truth and Reconciliation Commission/Commission de vérité et réconciliation du Canada
Afroze Edwards, Senior Communications Officer
Ontario Human Rights Commission