The Portuguese Canadian National Congress is a national organization that represents the nearly 400,000 Canadians of Portuguese heritage. Through our network of Directors and Delegates, we speak on issues affecting the Portuguese-Canadian community by engaging in regular dialogue with Federal, Provincial and Municipal governments, supporting local initiatives and projects, and educating and mobilizing the community on priority issues.

Some of the issues with which we have recently been involved include the integration of the Portuguese-Canadian community, promotion of education, preservation of international languages, support for ethnic minority television programming, the fight against racism and discrimination and support for the determinants of health and equitable access to public services.

The Congress was created in 1993 at a conference held in Ottawa attended by some 350 Portuguese-Canadians from across Canada.

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