Every day in cities and towns across Canada, people gather together to celebrate their culture, traditions and their community. TLN is committed to connecting to our diverse audiences and to supporting their events in a variety of ways – including on-air community segments Ciao! in Italian and Hola! in Spanish, on-line community listings Appunti and Programate, and through partnerships with our vast community network of contacts. TLN is an ongoing showcase of our commitment to unifying and encouraging engagement and development within the Italian and Hispanic Canadian communities that we have served for over 30 years.
Coinciding with the Canadian TV launch of the next season of Lidia’s Kitchen on TLN TV, and her new book, Mastering the Art of Italian Cuisine, Bastianich arrived in Toronto on Nov. 22 to host a special private dinner at Enoteca Sociale. TLN contributes a $5,000 donation to St. Michael’s Hospital Foundation on behalf of all participants and the generous hosts of Enoteca Sociale / Pizzeria Libretto Restaurant group
Telelatino teams up with York University to launch the second annual Mundo Canuck Bursary program. For a second consecutive year, TLN Telelatino and York University were proud to spearhead an endowment program which awards an annual bursary to York undergrad students who write the best essays about Hispanic life in Canada. The bursary encourages the development of diverse voices and a breadth of viewpoints regarding the confluence of the Hispanic Diaspora and day-to-day Canadian living. York students can logo on to www.yorku.ca for additional information on how to submit essays for 2011.
With over 2 Million dollars raised to date since 1996, TLN is a proud supporter the Caritas organization. Via its annual telethon, TLN continues to help increase national awareness of the Caritas organizations therapeutic community based rehabilitation program which focuses on addiction, mental health and recovery. With Caritas regional group centers in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver, the annual national broadcast of the telethon is one of a series of TLN’s outreach initiatives to support its viewing audience and their communities.
In 2010 when Chile was struck by a massive earthquake, TLN Teleatino launching a national on air messaging campaign in support of the Canadian Red Cross’ efforts to assist victims. TLN complemented it’s on air campaign with a special 10 week Best of Viña del Mar International Song Festival marathon which included direct information on how to donate immediate relief and recovery assistance to help victims. Viña del Mar, considered to be the tourist capital of Chile, hosts an annual internationally recognized song festival for one week in February. Due to the earthquake tragedy, the final day of the festival was cancelled.