In 2006 Statistic Canada reported that Catholic’s made up 43.6% of the population with the balance being Protestant, Jewish, Lutheran, Muslim, Buddhist etc.
* Most people agree that an important first step in successfully joining multiple cultures is to develop an understanding of each other’s background.
Canada officially became a multicultural society in…
) Intro Sentence: Multiculturalism is the acceptance of multiple ethnic beliefs in a society for various reasons, usually to diversify.
In 2006 Statistics Canada reported that more than 200 different ethnic origins made up the Canadian population.
Eleven of these ethnic origins passed the 1 million mark.
79% said they believed "multiculturalism is important in uniting Canada and 90% believed that promoting equality among Canadians of all origins regardless of racial or ethnic origin was important.”2 With this type of ethnic diversity an opportunity existed for Canada to step up and lead the way for a multicultural nation.
Canada didn’t just pay lip service to the concept of multiculturalism it acted on it from a governmental level.
Multiculturalism can lead to many great outcomes, including racial and ethnic harmony, which simply means that people from different backgrounds get along well together.
Living with and accepting different cultures helps us understand each other and discourage hatred and violence.