Presentation on theme: "What is Multiculturalism?"— Presentation transcript:
1 Learning About Canada’s Diversity – Defining Cultural, Social and Physical Imprints
2 What is Multiculturalism? 16% of Canada’s people were born in another countryImmigrants who settle in Canada are encouraged to retain their traditions and language while becoming part of the larger Canadian culture.Canada as a multicultural nation means that the country is made up of many different cultures (customs, beliefs, traditions, languages, values)
3 Think/Pair/ShareReflect on the question: Describe three positive and three negative aspects of a multicultural societyShare your answers with a partner.
4 Cultural ImprintsDifferent cultural and ethnic groups who settle in Canada influence the communities they live in. These imprints can be social and physical in nature.Social imprints – the ways in which people behave, such as religion, language, customsPhysical imprints- the ways people affect their surroundings, such as restaurants, architecture, speciality shops