Majority of the individuals in Canada are immigrants, or come from immigrant origins. If it were not for the millions of individuals who have left their country to come to Canada in the hopes for a better life, Canada would never have prospered into what it is today. As a result of this fact, many immigrants are still faced with several hardships when they enter Canada. Immigrants coming to Canada believe that they will be able to keep their culture, identity and become successful in their lives. Such misleading hopes set immigrants up for a life of racism, discrimination, assimilation, prejudice and continuous disappointment.
In a way, the culture of Canada should be the culture of humans everywhere. However, in many other countries people have used their differences to make others feel inferior. This is why the Canadian culture is an example to other countries and is accepting of
Canadian individual identity is questioned often because it is so diverse and means something different to each person in Canada. Although there is not a set identity there are many values and beliefs that are owned by all Canadians. To find out what Canadians identity is, one has to take into account what has affected it. The United States is the biggest influence on Canadian identity. The U.S. culture is very similar to Canadians as we are exposed to it all the time in media sources.
Multiculturalism is a debated topic in Canada and around the world. Will Kymlicka is a Canadian scholar who has written about various issues in multiculturalism. However, other scholars have determined that there are multiple constraints in Kymlicka’s theories. Major debates occurred around the notion of the value of culture and government protection, the distinction between different minority groups, if a culture is unique to a nation and the notion of equal participation of minorities in a liberal state. Value of Culture and Government Protection A few authors disagree with Will Kymlicka’s view that minority’s cultures are valuable and the state should protect them in order to ensure equality.
From the first know Aboriginal policy legislated in the Royal Proclamation Act of 1763 to the policies enacted in the following legislations including the Constitution Act of 1982 have caused the severe adverse effect on Aboriginal people and their community at large. This paper will discuss the Canadian policy and legislations were the root cause of anti- Aboriginal racism in Canada. This paper will give a deeper understating of how Canadian government policies and legislations, embedded with systematic discrimination have driven Aboriginal people to poverty, social and economic oppression, education and health
Understanding the perception of mainstream Canadian society is central in the pursuit of understanding the Western criminal narrative. The central feature of Western society is the emphasis on capitalist social values: efficiency, and aesthetic utilitarianism. These inform the trajectory of the social narrative in terms of our communal goals as a "society", how we will achieve that goal, and who will be involved. This model leaves little space for the inclusion of non-conformist behaviour, in other words, deviance. The deviance from Western society on a personal or communal level can lead to the social marginalization (the movement of person or persons to the periphery of society whether institutionalized or individualized) of the individual or community leading to their exclusion through social stratification.
The statue of Westminster granted full legal freedom and established Canada as an independent nation. Events were also branching out towards Quebec, such as the FLQ as well as the quiet revolution who wanted the french influence to be national. Not all conditions were met and if they were, then it would’ve been possible that english would not be considered as a national language. Likewise there would not have been much diversity in a cultural aspect. Despite everything that the country had gone through we would have been robbed of our social freedom and
Immigration has been and will continue to happen all around the world. There are so many reasons for people who come from different countries and ethnicities to move from country to country. The reasons why these people immigrate is either they are simply forced to, due to violence and hostility or that they are in search of a better life for them, and or their family etc. Canada being rated number one in quality of life has been a goal for people wanting to immigrate. The Immigration and Refugee Protection Act ( IRPA) was established by the Canadian government in the year 2002.
Multiculturalism is popular in many countries as it can be used as a strategy to fight inequalities. Supporters of multiculturalism claim that it removes social and cultural barriers for immigrants and minority groups, making them feel more welcome in Canadian society, promoting a stronger sense of belonging and pride in Canada (Kymlicka, 2010, p. 7). Therefore, multiculturalism is useful as it assists in the integration of immigrants and minorities. On the other hand, critics argues that multiculturalism accentuates the differences between groups rather than their shared rights or identities as the nation’s citizens as it promotes “ghettoization and balkanization” (Kymlicka, 2010, p. 7), thereby encouraging members of ethnic groups to look
For example, immigrants get help from people who know how to translate. Maya had to translate what the principal was trying to say to her dad in the story My favorite chaperone. This shows how immigrants can use translators to get help because without Maya he wouldn't have known why Nurzhan was suspended. Another strategy immigrants use to comfortable with the new culture is by understanding it. In my favorite chaperone Maya's mom gave maya the bracelet she received when she was sixteen as a sign that she was growing up.
Homelessness is generally worse in areas with a poor economy, but it varies from city to city. Since homelessness can be a very general topic, homelessness in Toronto will be the focus. In order to end homelessness, new tactics needs to be explored. These tactics include finding more funds, trying another approach to giving homeless people homes, funding more rehabilitation and more. First off, a program that is called "housing first" would be the main goal as well as funding rehabilitation to help people with alcohol or drug addictions.
In the years from 1945 – 2000, Canada developed and changed as a nation. These changes had both positive and negative effects and many have subject to controversy throughout Canada. With global crises at hand, such as the Cold War, Canada found itself involved in international affairs in a way it had never been before. The role Canada had to take in the international community greatly developed Canada’s international role. Throughout this, Canada found itself heavily influenced by the US and struggled to keeps its autonomy from American influences and maintain friendly relations with the United States.
In class, we have briefly discussed Western alienation from being poorly represented in a Senate that is heavily loaded with Ontario and Quebec interests. Pierre Trudeau had a vision that all of Canada would be united as one and that no matter what province you are from, you are Canadian, and you will receive the best quality of life. If only it were that simple, The West has been taken for granted and as a Senate reform option, there should be more representation from Western provinces. In fact, there is a reform called the "Triple E-Senate", which would "provide better representation for Canadians who lived outside of Ontario, Quebec and the Atlantic provinces, and provide a check on the extraordinary powers that our system confers on majority governments" (Kline 1) "Triple E" stands for "Elected, Effective and Equal" (Gibson 17) From that definition one can interpret that the West is looking to change the selection process of Senators. Instead of nominations, they would rather the Senators are voted in, which could subject them to the Government of the day.
It is not surprising that language barrier is one of the top ten problems in Canada. The Canadian census and medical directories, researcher have found a big number of doctors and patient not speaking English about 18 percent of the 20000 primary-care and most of languages they often speak are unofficial language; it can affect patient that they might think some information is not important (Keung, Mar. 30, 2014). However, working immigrants also have an impact from language barrier to find an occupation, because their employers will strike at them as a barrier, even though they are able to work as good as Canadian people. Therefore, two biggest problems which are affected by language barrier are working immigrant and accessing health care.
In the article “Newcomers Vote with Their Feet“ by Rudyard Griffiths, there is a lot of Canadians who have a negative attitude toward the newcomers, and the author suggested to resolve the Canadian immigration system problem. Canadians believe that they are able to choose the skilled immigrants just because they are one of the developed countries, and no one can resist Canada. Nevertheless, they are wrong beliefs. In addition, while Canada is the second destination of the new immigrants, 95 percent of the citizens who obtained the Canadian citizenship are unskilled workers. Furthermore, 20 percent of the spending of the federal goes to the language trainers.