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For some interesting facts about our multicultural country, take a look at these short video clips at Historica Canada
Canada is a country built by immigrants. We take great pride in the multicultural nature of our country and celebrate the many cultures that have made our country great.
Your assignment for this section is to create a poster or a powerpoint presentation that traces the development of multiculturalism in Canada by examining patterns of immigration from the 1800's to the present day. Include major events and policies in each era and summarize the effects each had on Canada's growth.
Coming to Canada by People have people been coming to Canada for over 12,000years! From those first Stone Age "immigrants" right up to the present day, people have been coming for millennia by every means possible - foot, boat, car, train, and airplane. From the Wow Canada! series comes Coming to Canada, a collection of compelling stories about these pioneers. Coming to Canada traces these stirring human tales of immigration and it's through this lens that the country's story unfolds. Interspersed through the chronologically arranged stories are spotlights on important historical events, ethnic neighborhoods, and exceptional individuals. A wealth of compelling archival photographs, artwork, memorabilia, documents, posters, tickets, craftwork, tools, and clothing show how diverse groups helped shape a people and a country. A timeline at the close highlights significant events and waves of immigrants arriving from different parts of the world, to help readers put it all in context.
Publication Date: 2005-09-01
Island of Hope and Sorrow by From 1832 to 1937 more than four million people sailed across the Atlantic to the port of Quebec with the dream of creating better lives for themselves in the New World. During this period, a tiny island called Grosse Ile, located fifty kilometers downstream from the port, served as a quarantine station. Its mission was to prevent ship passengers from spreading diseases to the mainland. This is the story of the island, which served both as gateway and graveyard for the thousands of people who landed on its shores, and of the caring island workers who welcomed them. From the Canadian Immigration series.
Publication Date: 2007-05-25