> Multicultural society
What is multiculturalism?
Multiculturalism exists when people accept and encourage many cultures to thrive in a society. Multiculturalism can lead to many great outcomes, including racial and ethnic harmony, which simply means that people from different backgrounds get along well together. Living with and accepting different cultures helps us understand each other and discourage hatred and violence
> A long history of acceptance
Canada officially became a multicultural society in 1971 when the government began to recognize the value and dignity of Canadians of all races and ethnic groups, all languages and all religions. At this time, the government also recognized the value and dignity of Aboriginal peoples and the equal status of Canada’s two official languages: English and French.
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