Multiculturalism and Identity

Uniting Canadians


  • What is Canadian identity? Has it changed over time?
  • In 50 years, what would people say about this decade in terms of Canadian identity? (provide examples/evidence)
  • How effective has Canada’s official policy of Multiculturalism been in bringing Canadians together?

Sources to review:

Truth and Reconciliation

Aboriginals PPT

Task (to be posted on your blog):

  • Create a piece of art that you think will help foster reconciliation.


  • Create a new apology that outlines why reconciliation is necessary, what we as Canadians should do, and what you will personally do. (can be a speech or spoken word)


  • To what extent has Canada treated Aboriginal Peoples as second-class citizens? (proof?)
  • What should reconciliation look like for Canada moving forward?


What reconciliation may look like:

Where Are the Children (survivor stories)

Indian Hospital Article

Aboriginal Stats at a Glance (Statcan)


Herstory PPT

Nellie McClung’s Mock Parliament Speech



  • To what extent do the political changes in women’s rights have an impact on society’s perceptions of gender roles?
  • What is the next step for women’s equality?

Background Sources:

Nellie McClung

Women in WWI

Persons Case

Royal Commission on the Status of Women

National Action Committee

General overview:

General overview: United Food and Commercial Workers


Namazu story

Whale and Thunderbird story

Indigenous earthquake stories explained

What does BC say? – Know the Risks

USGS Earthquake Map

Prepare the city for an earthquake


Earthquake case study presentation:

  • In groups, find one historical earthquake event and report on:
    1. Location
    2. Magnitude
    3. Effects (liquefaction, tsunami, aftershocks, numbers affected)
    4. Primary source account
    5. What was and has been done to mitigate the effects of an earthquake in that area