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1 YOUTH ! Immigrant Women and Voice Funded by

2 WEEK 3: MULTICULTURALISM IN CANADA

3 WHAT DO THESE CANADIAN SYMBOLS REPRESENT? BeaverTim HortonsMaple Syrup Maple Leaf Beer Royal Canadian Mounted Police (Mounties)

4 HAVE YOU EXPERIENCED THESE CANADIAN RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES? HockeyCurling Figure Skating SnowboardingCanoeing

5 MULTICULTURALISM Multiculturalism in Canada is an idea that promotes the acceptance and celebration of its diverse races, religions and cultures. The Canadian government supports multiculturalism by recognizing the social importance of immigration. The roots of multiculturalism in Canada can be seen in the country’s earliest beginnings, as three founding cultures — Aboriginal, British and French — were soon joined by many more from around the globe. Today, most Canadians are proud of multiculturalism. Yet it is an ongoing struggle to fight against racism and anti-immigrant sentiment, as well as for the rights of Aboriginal people. Promoting multiculturalism is tied to promoting anti-racism and diversity.

6 CAN YOU NAME THESE FAMOUS CANADIANS? David SuzukiScientist, EnvironmentalistBorn in Vancouver, British ColumbiaJapanese backgroundRachel McAdamsActressBorn in London, OntarioWelsh backgroundJustin BieberMusicianBorn in London, OntarioFrench and German background

7 George StroumboulopoulosJournalist and TV BroadcasterBorn in Malton, OntarioGreek and Ukrainian backgroundK’Naan (born Keinan Abdi Warsame)MusicianBorn in Mogadishu, SomaliaSomali backgroundSandra OhActressBorn in Ottawa, OntarioKorean background CAN YOU NAME THESE FAMOUS CANADIANS?

8 WHO ARE THESE NATIONAL POLITICIANS? Stephen Harper Prime Minister of CanadaBorn in Toronto, OntarioEnglish background Bob Rae Liberal Leader (Interim)Born in Ottawa, Ontario Lithuanian, Scottish and English background Thomas Mulcair New Democratic Party (NDP) Leader Born in Ottawa, Ontario French-Canadian and Irish background

9 WHO ARE THESE NATIONAL POLITICIANS? Elizabeth MayLeader of the Green PartyBorn in Hartford, ConnecticutWelsh-American backgroundDavid JohnstonGovernor-General of CanadaBorn in Sudbury, OntarioEnglish background

10 Kathleen Wynne Premier of Ontario, Leader of Ontario Liberal Party Born in Richmond Hil, Ontario First female and first openly gay premier of Ontario WHO ARE THESE PROVINCIAL POLITICIANS? Andrea Horwath Leader of Ontario New Democratic Party Born in Hamilton, Ontario Hungarian background, First female leader of the Ontario NDP Tim Hudak Leader of Ontario Progressive Conservative Party Born in Fort Erie, OntarioSlovakian background

11 NAME THESE LOCAL POLITICIANS! Brenda HalloranMayor of Waterloo Peter Braid Member of Parliament, Kitchener-Waterloo Catherine Fife Member of Provincial Parliament, Kitchener-Waterloo Carl ZehrMayor of KitchenerMennonite background

12 KITCHENER CITY COUNCIL 2012

13 WATERLOO CITY COUNCIL 2012


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