Advanced Education, Skills and Labour
January 31, 2019

Provincial Government Releases 2019 ‘A Portrait of Diversity Calendar’

The Honourable Bernard Davis, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour, today released the 2019 A Portrait of Diversity Calendar.

The calendar celebrates the cultural holidays and events of all Newfoundlanders and Labradorians. Recognizing these important dates leads to better intercultural understanding and increases public awareness of diverse holidays and commemorations in the province.

This year’s calendar profiles Newfoundlanders and Labradorians of diverse cultural, religious, geographic and other backgrounds who have made and continue to make meaningful contributions to the province’s social, cultural, and economic fabric.

The 2019 A Portrait of Diversity Calendar can be downloaded at www.gov.nl.ca/immigration/files/Diversity_Calendar_2019.pdf PDF icon. Organizations interested in having their holidays and events included in the calendar are invited to e-mail diversity@gov.nl.ca.

In The Way Forward on Immigration in Newfoundland and Labrador, the Provincial Government committed to developing the calendar to assist schools, municipalities, businesses and community organizations in planning multicultural activities. The calendar is issued and updated annually, with ongoing input from cultural and other organizations.

The diversity calendar delivers on commitment in The Way Forward to deliver better services and better outcomes for residents. The Way Forward outlines all actions the Provincial Government is taking to achieve a strong, diversified province with a high standard of living, and can be viewed at www.thewayforward.gov.nl.ca/.

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“All Newfoundlanders and Labradorians can share in the joy of celebrating diverse holidays and appreciate the importance of commemorating events with family, friends, and neighbours. The 2019 A Portrait of Diversity Calendar showcases the dates important to residents of the province, enabling us to learn more about each other and the rich diversity of people who belong right here.”
Honourable Bernard Davis
Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour

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Learn more

2019 A Portrait of Diversity Calendar PDF 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
RyanCrocker@gov.nl.ca 

2019 01 31                              3:00 p.m.