Citizenship and Immigration Canada

Citizenship and Immigration Canada

February 21, 2011 17:35 ET

Government of Canada supports Black International Film Festival in Toronto

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 21, 2011) - Senator Don Meredith today announced financial support for the Black International Film Festival taking place throughout Toronto, Ontario.

"By funding festivals like this one, we help showcase the diversity of our country, while broadening cultural knowledge and awareness," said Senator Meredith on behalf of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney.

The Ontario Black History Society is receiving $12,500 for the event under Citizenship and Immigration Canada's Inter-Action program.

"The Inter-Action program aims to create opportunities for different cultural and faith communities to build bridges," added Senator Meredith.

The festival, which will take place at various locations in Toronto until February 28, is open to the public. Everyone is encouraged to attend. Please visit www.blackhistorysociety.ca for more information.

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