Multiculturalism - Newfoundland and Labrador

In June 2008, the Office of Immigration and Multiculturalism (OIM) launched the policy on Multiculturalism for the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. The policy is designed to guide government programs and services. Download a copy of Newfoundland and Labrador's Multiculturalism Policy.

This policy articulated for the government of Newfoundland and Labrador the need to view cultural diversity as our strength, to promote multiculturalism and cross-cultural understanding where the cultural diversity of all people is valued, supported and enhanced to collectively build a prosperous Province.

The approval of this provincial policy on Multiculturalism also directed the Minister of Human Resources, Labour and Employment to lead its implementation. The Office of Immigration and Multiculturalism is working with provincial government departments and community organizations to establish effective partnerships which promote multicultural activities at the regional and community level.

Implementing the Policy

The approval of the provincial Policy on Multiculturalism also directed the Department of Advanced Education and Studies (AES) to lead its implementation. A series of provincial focus groups and internal committee meetings were held with various stakeholders and government departments to obtain input into the implementation process. This report highlights key thematic observations brought forward in the discussions, including suggestions for government action to support implementation. 

Read the report on the Focus Group Sessions.