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The National Ethnic Press and Media Council of Canada is a non-profit organization established since 1958 (formerly Canada Ethnic Press Federation) whose mission is to promote and integrate economic, social and culture interest of ethnic communities into the mainstream of Canadian society.

The National Ethnic Press and Media Council of Canada is a non-profit organization established since 1958 (formerly Canada Ethnic Press Federation) whose mission is to promote and integrate economic, social and culture interest of ethnic communities into the mainstream of Canadian society.

For more than seven decades the ethnic newspapers have been meeting the challenges of assistance, guidance and integration of millions of newcomers who have immigrated to Canada from many lands. It performed this role in full awareness of a great responsibility towards a country which has been developed by many cultural and linguistic groups.

With the influx of immigrants over the years, both the duties and the influence of the ethnic press in Canada have multiplied. Four hundred newspapers and magazines today are published all over Canada, serving more than twelve million Canadians from all over the world, including those who have been here for a generation or more but still retain the habit of reading papers in their own heritage language.

In addition to educating those who have come here to make Canada their home about settlement issues and available assistance, the ethnic press also helped them to be introduced to the democratic institutions and the new way of living.

Canada, today, is in a period of socio-economic changes in a world that is rapidly becoming more internationally- oriented, looking for new markets and searching for new partnerships. In this connection, the ethnic press and the communities they serve can prove to be an important participant in the Canadian economic growth because of their ability to speak all the languages of the world, their global contacts and their global knowledge.

Through the years, the NEPMCC creates platforms of discussions with three levels of government, private and public sectors to foster and promote better understanding of the diverse ethnic groups in Canada.