ERIC Number: ED196968
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
Multiculturalism and the Government of Canada. Multiculturalisme et le Gouvernement du Canada.
Ministry of State for Multiculturalism, Ottawa (Ontario).
This booklet, written in English and French, describes the Canadian government's efforts to develop and implement a national policy of multiculturalism, historically and at the present time. A background section discusses government activities and committees established to promote cultural pluralism in the 1940s and 1950s. In the 1960s, the Royal Commission on Bilingualism and Biculturalism was established. A section of the booklet is devoted to recommendations made by the Commission and the government's response. A Minister of State for Multiculturalism was appointed in 1972 and the Canadian Consultative Council on Multiculturalism was established in 1973 as an advisory body to the Minister. A Multiculturalism Directorate was also founded to implement activities promoting multicultural policy. The activities of these groups are delineated in the third section of this booklet. The last two sections discuss the roles played by Federal cultural agencies, other government directorates, departments, and agencies in furthering the national policy. A statement in which Prime Minister Trudeau formally declared a national policy of multiculturalism is appended. (MK)
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ministry of State for Multiculturalism, Ottawa (Ontario).
Identifiers - Location: Canada