Canadian identity and society
Get a better understanding and appreciation of Indigenous peoples, the role of the monarchy, as well as the languages, anthems and symbols that define Canada’s identity. Recognize the impact of the promotion of gender equality and the protection of human rights and cultural diversity in shaping our country.
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Learn how the Canadian constitution recognizes three distinct groups of Indigenous peoples with unique histories, languages, cultural practices, and spiritual beliefs.
Learn more about Canada’s languages and the tools and programs in place to help protect, celebrate and strengthen linguistic duality in Canada.
Learn about the original inhabitants of Canada, the origin of our country’s name, the Fathers of Confederation and the events and milestones that shaped our country’s creation.
Get information about the melodies, objects and flags that have become – through traditional usage or by public perception – the symbols by which Canadians identify themselves.
Know your rights as a Canadian citizen, understand how your rights are protected, and learn how to file a complaint if you have been discriminated against.
Learn what the Government of Canada is doing to promote equality for women and their full participation in the economic, social and democratic life of Canada.
Research your family history. Learn about your ancestors and discover family secrets with the help of records and resources at our National Archives.
Get a better understanding of how the Crown remains a fundamental part of Canada's system of government and our sense of identity.
Discover the significance of multiculturalism in Canada – ensuring that all citizens keep their identities, take pride in their ancestry and have a sense of belonging.
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