Canada Day 2021: A time to reflect

The past year has been emotional for many of us and has sparked at times difficult conversations. Many have experienced Canada Day with conflicting feelings: on the one hand, pride in being Canadian and what we represent as a nation, and, on the other, the pain and shame of darker episodes of our history, the repercussions of which are still felt today.

Canada remains committed to supporting survivors, their families and communities through their healing journeys. Canadians have made it clear that they stand with Indigenous communities across the country in this time of grief. Together, let's keep this momentum of solidarity going and continue learning from each other with open hearts and minds. Let us learn from our past and take the common path of reconciliation, so that we can build a better future together.

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Let our history shine

How well do you really know the national flag of Canada?

You think you know your national flag? You want to learn more about the flag's history, the rules surrounding its use, and its design? Come test your knowledge by taking this quiz!

Presented by: Canadian Heritage


Exploring the different sign languages in Canada!

On Canada Day, come learn the basics of Quebec Sign Language (LSQ), American Sign Language (ASL) and Indigenous sign language (ISL). It’s also the occasion to mark the 25th anniversary of National Indigenous Peoples Day.

Presented by: Canadian Deaf Sports Association


Guess where? — A picture matching game

How well do you know Canada? Test your knowledge and match each image with the correct province or territory on the maps! Take it to the next level and guess the exact name of the location and the year when the picture was taken.

Presented by: Library and Archives Canada


Show us your artistic side this Canada Day!

Be inspired by the Spirit Panels, which were created by Indigenous artists in collaboration with Elders and youth. Then use your creativity to express what human rights mean to you by creating your own panel.

Presented by: Canadian Museum of Human Rights


The 25th anniversary of National Indigenous Peoples Day

National Indigenous Peoples Day was declared in 1996 and is celebrated annually on June 21. It is a day for all Canadians to recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples.

Presented by: Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada


The 50th anniversary of the Multiculturalism Policy

In 1971, Canada is the first country in the world to adopt multiculturalism as an official policy, intending to preserve the cultural freedom of all individuals and provide recognition of the cultural contributions of diverse ethnic groups to Canadian society. For many years following this initial action, multicultural policies do not meet the needs of all immigrants to Canada, but the introduction of the term brings attention to the need for federal coordination to reflect the diversity of Canadian society.

Presented by: Canadian Heritage


Symbol of the Government of Canada
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