The idea for an online video hub to showcase the positive benefits of newcomers, immigrants and minority groups started after Jagmeet Singh was confronted by a protester at a political campaign event in Brampton. The video was shot by our team and copies of it have been viewed over 100 million times. Mainstream TV media across the world including BBC, CBC and CNN were given rights to use the video.
While Jagmeet Singh handled the situation as best anyone could, the video was still viewed by many as promoting negative stereotypes of minorities.
Peel Region’s diversity provides a unique opportunity to shine on a world scale. Unlike most other places, our region is made up of people from everywhere and includes people that have been here for generations, and many that are new immigrants. We live together in peace and prosperity and work towards a better life together.
Harmonize.ca is working to provide opportunities for our diverse groups to network and showcase their work. We are showcasing the ongoing contribution of our diverse groups, breaking down negative stereotypes, and inspiring each other. We truly believe that Peel Region is the most diverse place in the world and we have an opportunity to leverage this on a world-wide scale.
Communication is the key to knowledge and understanding. Unfortunately, technology is changing how we communicate and it is challenging for groups to effectively share information, especially to the broader community. We believe strongly that video communication is the most powerful tool to share ideas and are providing training solutions that enable individuals and organizations to leverage video communication. As well, harmonize.ca is being developed as an online hub where all groups and organizations can collaborate and showcase their success
Harmonize and Harmonize.ca are funded in part by the Province of Ontario. The views expressed on this site and social media do not necessarily reflect those of the Province of Ontario.
Harmonize is a project by Brampton Focus Community Media, a Brampton based non-profit that works to engage residents on issues of social, civic, economic and safety concerns. We provide media and online services for the community, help to promote community causes, and provide opportunities for residents to discuss and provide feedback to community leaders.