Mandela Legacy Canada (MLC), is a not-for-profit organization, formed following Nelson Mandela’s passing in December 2013. MLC is made up of a Board of Directors and a membership of volunteers from all sectors of the community including education, business and labour.
We aim to promote the legacy of Nelson Mandela in Canada by initiating and supporting activities in Canada which preserve the memory of Mandela’s life and achievements in bringing freedom and democracy to South Africa and working with groups and institutions in Canada to promote Mandela’s vision of an inclusive society committed to social justice and human rights for all.
We respect and value our diversity
We reject all forms of prejudice and discrimination
We stand against oppression, abuse and violence
We seek dignity, justice and equal opportunities for all
We commit to an equitable and inclusive society
Canada bestowed its highest accolades and honorary citizenship upon Nelson Mandela, a legendary freedom fighter and a source of inspiration.
In 1998, over 45,000 Canadian school children and their teachers filled the Skydome to pay tribute to the man who championed the end of apartheid.
Canada Post unveiled a new stamp in January 2015 to commemorate the life of South Africa’s anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela and his relationship with Canada.