New Year, New Diversity Calendar on its Way


Hanan Mresh, an employee with Transportation, Infrastructure and Energy and Thilak Tennekone, diversity consultant of the Public Service Commission, display the 2018 Diversity Calendar. 

An annual public service tradition will arrive at all work sites early this January.
The provincial government's "Celebrating Diversity" wall calendar honours the diversity of holidays and celebrations and teaches employees about the different cultural practices represented in the public service. There are people from 90 different countries living in Prince Edward Island and this growing cultural diversity - which is reflected across the provincial government - is shaping a new chapter for the Island.
Hanan Mresh - one of seven employees featured on the new calendar - immigrated to Prince Edward Island with her two children from Syria in 2016. A civil engineer, she has worked as a site inspector with the public works and planning division (building, design and construction) of Transportation, Infrastructure and Energy since March 2017.  

Mresh speaks highly of her government colleagues as well as the Town of Montague who sponsored her family to come to Prince Edward Island.

"Prince Edward Island has been wonderful," said Mresh. "The children are in this great, safe education system. Canada has given us a lot and we'd love to return the favour."

The Diversity Calendar highlights a variety of local, national and international celebrations, festivals and events and provides diversity perspective information throughout the year. To learn more about diversity, visit