Advanced Education, Skills and Labour
January 9, 2018

Provincial Government Calls for Proposals to Promote Multiculturalism Week

A Request for Proposals (RFP) has been issued for projects or events to promote inter-cultural understanding during Multiculturalism Week in Newfoundland and Labrador. The RFP supports a commitment in The Way Forward on Immigration in Newfoundland and Labrador to increase the number and reach of Multiculturalism Week events throughout the province.

Held annually during the third week of March, Multiculturalism Week celebrates diversity in our province and the contributions of newcomers to the cultural fabric of Newfoundland and Labrador. It is traditionally marked with festivals showcasing cultures that call Newfoundland and Labrador home. Residents also display multi-coloured lights on homes, businesses and government buildings to demonstrate support for multiculturalism.

Eligible applicants include cultural groups and associations, established non-profit community organizations, municipal governments, public entities such as schools, and non-governmental entities such as regional development authorities. Eligibility guidelines are available at PDF Icon.

Applications are available at and will be accepted until January 26, 2018.

“Newfoundland and Labrador has been welcoming people from around the world for centuries. Every year during Multiculturalism Week we celebrate the rich diversity of cultures that call this province home. Our government will continue to work with partner organizations and volunteers, including service providers and community organizations to increase the number of events and communities participating in Multiculturalism Week.”
Honourable Al Hawkins
Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour

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Learn more

Eligibility guidelines – PDF Icon

Application –

Office of Immigration and Multiculturalism – External Link Icon

The Way Forward on Immigration in Newfoundland and Labrador – PDF Icon

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Media contact
Ryan Crocker
Advanced Education, Skills and Labour
709-729-1795, 725-9595


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