Canadian Ethnocultural Council

Founded in 1980, the Canadian Ethnocultural Council (CEC) is a non-profit, non-partisan coalition of national ethnocultural umbrella organizations which, in turn, represent a cross-section of ethnocultural groups across Canada.The CEC's objectives are to ensure the preservation, enhancement and sharing of the cultural heritage of Canadians, the removal of barriers that prevent some Canadians from participating fully and equally in society, the elimination of racism and the preservation of a united Canada.

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According to the Canadian Diabetes Association, one in four Canadians has diabetes or prediabetes, and if trends continue, this could rise to one in three. People with origins in South Asia, Southeast Asia, Africa and Latin America have been identified as being at high risk of developing diabetes of living with diabetes.