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Canadian Multiculturalism Day – Celebrating Canada’s Third Language Communities for 40 years and beyond through OMNI Television 

As we celebrate Canadian Multiculturalism Day, we recognize the importance of uplifting and celebrating the vital role that Canada’s diasporic communities have played in shaping Canada’s history and our future. 

As Canada’s leading multilingual and multicultural television broadcaster, OMNI Television has proudly supported Canada’s thriving third language communities for more than 40 years.  Available in all digital cable households across Canada, the OMNI brand includes the national TV channel OMNI Regional plus five local television stations, offering a wide range of locally produced and acquired programming in more than 40 languages, including news, current affairs and entertainment content in Arabic, Cantonese, Filipino, Italian, Mandarin, Portuguese, and Punjabi. 

We recognize the vital role that access to information and media representation play in fostering a diverse and inclusive Canada, and through programs like the OMNI Scholarship program, we’re hoping to inspire our next generation of journalists. 

For OMNI scholarship recipient, Mikaela Delos Santos, inclusion and diversity scholarships such as this one, are helping provide her with the tools and support needed to continue her studies in Broadcast Media at Mount Royal University.  Proud of her Filipino heritage, Mikaela shares how the OMNI scholarship has provided her and other members of her community with the opportunity to excel in her studies and feel a sense of pride, empowerment and community through representation. 

Now in its second year, the OMNI Scholarship Program continues to invest in third-language journalism talent and supports post-secondary students majoring in journalism who wish to pursue a career in ethnic and third-language journalism. 

Visit here to find out more about the OMNI Scholarship program. You can also learn more here about how Rogers is supporting Inclusion & Diversity across our organization, and in communities across Canada by visiting Our Impact