The word 'multiculturalism' was coined in Canada to mean
that people of diverse origins and communities are free to preserve and
enhance their own cultural heritage while participating as equal partners
in Canadian society.
About Canada: Multiculturalism in Canada
A brief but straightforward introduction to multiculturalism in Canada,
from the the Centre for Canadian Studies at Mount Allison University in
cooperation with Canadian Heritage Canadian Studies Programme.
Canadian Heritage: Multiculturalism
Canadian Heritage's website on multiculturalism with links to national
and ethnic cultural organisations throughout Canada. Also includes links
to publications, including the Evidence series of the Multiculturalism
Program of the Canadian Department of Heritage.