Citizenship and Immigration Canada

Citizenship and Immigration Canada

March 11, 2011 16:21 ET

Government of Canada Supports "Compassion," a Youth Symposium, Recitation and Peace Forum

RICHMOND, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - March 11, 2011) - Parliamentary Secretary Dr Alice Wong today announced financial support for the Youth Symposium, Recitation and Peace Forum on the theme of "Compassion."

"By funding events like this one, we help showcase the diversity of our country, and the many talents of younger Canadians," said PS Wong on behalf of Citizenship and Immigration Canada.

The Interfaith for World Peace Society is receiving $8,500 for the event under Citizenship and Immigration Canada's Inter-Action program.

This support from the Inter-Action program will help people from all communities in Canada to celebrate their diversity as well as our shared values, history and institutions.

The event aims to provide an opportunity to foster intercultural and interfaith understanding by creating a platform to share beliefs, thoughts, and experiences.

The final Youth Symposium, Recitation and Peace Forum will take place on March 13 from 2:30 pm to 5:30pm at Richmond Secondary School, in Richmond BC. It is open to the public and everyone is encouraged to attend.

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Contact Information

  • Citizenship and Immigration Canada
    Minister's Office
    Celyeste Power
    or
    Citizenship and Immigration Canada
    Communications Branch
    Media Relations
    613-952-1650
    CIC-Media-Relations@cic.gc.ca