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​Promotes the full and equitable participation of individuals and communities of all origins in the continuing evolution and shaping of all aspects of Canadian society.

Source: Driedger, L., & Burnet, J. (2014). The Canadian Encyclopedia: Multiculturalism. Retrieved May 8, 2017 from http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca

In 1971, Canada was the first country in the world to adopt multiculturalism as an official policy (Multiculturalism Act, 1988). This act affirmed the value and dignity of all Canadian citizens regardless of their racial or ethnic origins, their language, or their religious affiliation.

Source: Government of Canada (n.d.). Canadian multiculturalism: An inclusive citizenship. Retrieved May 11, 2017 from http://www.cic.gc.ca