The diversity of Canada’s population is what makes it unique. Since Confederation, the country has been home to more than 17 million immigrants from around the world. And as of July 1, 2016, a record number of immigrants and refugees brought Canada’s official population to over 36 million, marking the largest annual surge since 1988.

Canada is also working toward building a more inclusive country. One way of achieving this is making the country more accessible to people with disabilities. This means public spaces, objects and resources need to be made available to all people, regardless of physical, mental, emotional or social disabilities.

  • More than 200 languages are reported as either a mother tongue or spoken in the home
  • 1 in 5 people who lives in Canada were born outside of the country

School Resources

Download printer-friendly PDFs on the topic of diversity and inclusion. There is a separate lesson plan package for each of the following education levels: elementary, middle years and secondary.

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