Since confederation, Canada has evolved into a multicultural society that boasts a unique national culture of increasing diversity and greater inclusiveness, making it one of the most richly diverse populations in the world. This section provides statistical and other information on Canada's diverse population, past and present, including aboriginal, ethnic and visible minority communities.
- Aboriginal People's Program
Learn about programs, policy and research through which the government of Canada works with Aboriginal Peoples, primarily off-reserve, to celebrate and strengthen their cultural distinctiveness as an integral part of Canadian diversity.
- Aboriginal Peoples
This section of the Atlas of Canada includes past and current Aboriginal languages and populations, the territory of Nunavut and Indian treaties.
- Aboriginal Women's Program
Learn about three community, family and self-government focused government Initiatives aimed at promoting the well-being of Aboriginal women in Canada and how to apply for funding for activities that promote this well-being and cultural preservation.
- Canada's Ethnocultural Communities
Recognizing diversity in our nation's past.
- Census of Canada
The census provides a statistical portrait of Canada and its people. Search data from the 1996, 2001 and 2006 Census and find information about the upcoming 2011 Census.
- Encyclopedia of Canada's Peoples
This Encyclopedia provides an overview of people within the geographical and social framework of Canada. Each group entry outlines origins; migration; arrival and settlement; economic life; community life; family and kinship; culture; education; religion; politics; intergroup relations; group maintenance and ethnic commitment; and bibliography.
- Global Gathering Place
An interactive site that let's you explore the story of our diversity in Canada. Provides thematic sections central to our understanding of Canadian history by exploring common issues and shared experiences such as immigration and ethnicity, as well as specific experiences of ethnic communities.
An online guide to women in Canadian history. A comprehensive collection of videos, biographies, resources, current women in the news, an image gallery and more.
- International Relations Directorate
Coordinates and advancement of the Government of Canada's perspectives on the international dialogue on cultural diversity.
- Multicultural Canada Collections
The collections include newspapers, oral histories, photographs, books, newsletters, legal documents, meeting minutes and other ephemeral materials on various people groups in Canada. The collections are a mixture of English and French language sources, with bilingual introductions.
- People and Society
This section of the Atlas of Canada explores subjects that describe the Canadian population including aspects of their cultural environment.
- Rural Research and Analysis
Executive Summaries of reports that examine population, economic, social and health-services indicators in areas belonging to four different rural categories.
- Status of Women Canada
Learn how this federal government organization promotes the full participation of women in the economic, social and democratic life of Canada.
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