On Wednesday, May 18, 2016 over 400 people gathered in Ottawa City Hall to celebrate diversity in parliament, welcome Canadian Arab Members of Parliament, and honour Senator Pierre De Bané for his 45 years of parliamentary service.

We would like to thank the Canadian Arab Institute for co-hosting with us. We would like to extend a warm thank you to the Hon. John McCallum, P.C., M.P. for his presence and for the twenty other Members of Parliament who attended.

Diversity in Parliament would not have been possible without the participation of our invaluable sponsors, community partners, and volunteers:

Canada Middle East Consulting
Kun Shoulder Rest
Prince Gourmet

Ahlul Bayt Centre
Arab Canadian Studies Research Group
Arab Community Centre of Toronto
Association of Palestinian Arab Canadians
Canadian Druze Society – Toronto Chapter
Canadian Palestinian Centre for the Capital Region
CHIN Radio Ottawa
Future Vision Productions
Humans for Peace Institution
Imam Ali Mosque
Lebanese Culture Club – Carleton University
Lebanese Culture Club – University of Ottawa
Muslim Link
Pearson Centre for Progressive Policy
NPSIA Students Association
Society of Arab Students