This release was issued under a previous government.

This year marks the tenth anniversary of Canadian Multiculturalism Day. It was proclaimed by the Government of Canada in November 2002 and is part of Celebrate Canada, an 11-day celebration of events culminating in Canada Day. 

On Multiculturalism Day and other Celebrate Canada events, Albertans are encouraged to reflect on their role in helping to promote mutual understanding and respect for Albertans of all backgrounds. For more information about Multiculturalism Day visit:

More information about the Alberta Human Rights Commission’s programs and services to support and promote diversity in our province is available at:


Media inquiries may be directed to:

Ian Roddick
Justice and Solicitor General
[email protected]

Cassie Palamar
Alberta Human Rights Commission
[email protected]   

To call toll free within Alberta dial 310-0000.