This blog was prepared by YMCA Newcomer Information Centre Information and Referral Specialist, Prashant Shori.
Canada is a country that is full of diversity, where people from countries around the world live and work peacefully in an inclusive, fair, and equitable society. Therefore, Canada is often called a “Cultural Mosaic” – a mix of different ethnic groups, languages, and cultures.
The idea of a cultural mosaic is intended to champion an ideal of multiculturalism. Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau laid the foundation of Multiculturalism in 1971 when he announced multiculturalism as an official government policy. It was further strengthened in 1988 when the Canadian Multiculturalism Act came in the form of a law that aims to enhance cultural diversity in the country.
Canada has always been a respectful and compassionate country. Therefore, Canada has played a significant role on many occasions working with United Nations to maintain peace and protect human rights in different geographical places throughout the world. Canada’s accomplishments make us proud to be Canadian. It is what attracts many immigrants to this amazing country.
We are all united no matter where we come from and how long we have been here!
This multilayered session will touch on many aspects of Canada’s geography, people, cultures, festivals, holidays, Canadian art, and architecture. The Cultural Mosaic webinar will also provide information related to popular food, sports, and famous Canadian personalities. Moreover, this session will explore Canadian inventions and contributions that are enormous and beyond imagination to the world.