The history of the beautiful city of Kingston is as diverse as the people that now call it home. It was originally a French trading post named Cataraqui and only became known as Kingston when the British took over in the mid-eighteenth century. From those earliest days, Kingston has always been a great example of what it means to be Canadian and the cultural diversity that flows from that identity. Back then there were just three distinct cultures in the mix, but that’s been growing and evolving ever since, and the old city located at the beginning of the St. Lawrence River and the mouth of the Cataraqui River is now a fine example of the cultural diversity that makes Canada so strong.
The Canadian Colours of Kingston Foundation aims to continue to encourage and promote the diversity that has made Kingston such a great place to live for all Canadians. We believe that diversity shouldn’t contradict Canadian values and true diversity is non-political, totally colour blind, and does not believe in anyone being superior to another everyone is a human being and equal. In fact, the diverse cultures and religions that make up our great city should be a source of strength. There’s no reason that we can’t encourage individual cultural differences without losing sight of our Canadian values. We created the Canadian Colours of Kingston Foundation to bring our different cultures together and to foster understanding and communication, by changing the narrative and understanding of what true diversity is.
Diversity Dinners – Jan. 2016 and Jan. 2017
News & Events
On Valentine’s Day this Wednesday, many Kingston couples will head out on the town for a romantic dinner.
Sometimes, though, the lonely and marginalized citizens of Kingston have no place to celebrate the day dedicated to love.
That will not be the case this year, however.
Canadian Colours Kingston Foundation, a local foundation formed by community booster Jimmy Hassan, has teamed up with Martha’s Table to put on Project Red Rose, a full-course Valentine’s Day meal at its 629 Princess St. location.
The foundation supports diversity among all Canadians.
“Often we celebrate many days and many times in life with our loved ones, families and friends,” Hassan said in an interview on Friday at Martha’s Table. “During those times and the celebrations, we often forget those people who live around us who are not our friends but they’re part of a bigger part of the Kingston family and we forget them. (more…)
Who we are
CCKF Founder and Director. - Franchise Owner of Pizza Pizza at: 705 277 Bath Road - Social Co-ordinator - Islamic Society of Kingston Cell: 613-888-6760 firstname.lastname@example.org
CCKF Organizer and the President of Kingston Jewish Council (www.jewishkingston.og) Originally from South Africa, Ian has been in Canada for 29 years and is very pleased to be part of the Kingston Community and involved in getting the CCKF launched and off the ground in Kingston
CCKF Organizer; Graphic / Web Designer at: stancudesign.com; Digital Artist at: www.artdigital.ca; Administrative Manager at: mariahealthyoga.com Tel: 613-766-8438 / Cell: 613-484-6901
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