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Canada a social context eileen sarkar assistant deputy minister department of canadian heritage

  • Canada: A Social Context

  • Eileen Sarkar

  • Assistant Deputy Minister

  • Department of Canadian Heritage


Canada a social context eileen sarkar assistant deputy minister department of canadian heritage

Overview

  • Canada’s Challenges:

    • Geographically

    • Linguistically

    • Culturally

    • The Urban / Rural Divide

  • Canada’s Aboriginal Peoples

  • Canada’s Youth

  • The Way Ahead


  • Canada a history of facing challenges

    Canada: A history of facing challenges…

    Geographically


    Canada a social context eileen sarkar assistant deputy minister department of canadian heritage

    Population Density

    by Census Division, 1996

    (person/square kilometre)

    1 to 9.9

    10 to 69.9

    70 to 599.9

    600 to 1 999.9

    2 000 to 3 785.8

    2 000 to 3 785.8

    Canada: A history of facing challenges…

    Urban / Rural Divide


    Canada a history of facing challenges1

    English-French Bilingualism

    0 – 4.9%

    5 – 9.9%

    10 – 19.9%

    20 – 34.9%

    35 – 49.9%

    50 – 71%

    Canada: A history of facing challenges…

    Linguistically


    Canada a history of facing challenges2

    Canada: A history of facing challenges…

    Culturally

    % Proportion of Foreign-Born, selected countries

    21.9 %

    18.4 %

    11.1 %


    Canada a social context eileen sarkar assistant deputy minister department of canadian heritage

    Aboriginal Population

    Aboriginal percentage of Provincial/Territorial population

    Non-Aboriginal population

    22,72085.2%

    18,72550.5%

    6,540 22.9%

    18,7803.7%

    170,0254.4%

    1,345 1.0%

    156,2205.3%

    130,19013.5%

    150,04013.6%

    17,0151.9%

    188,3151.7%

    79,4001.1%

    16,9902.4%

    Source: Statistics Canada, 2001 Census of Canada

    Canada’s Aboriginal

    Peoples: Where They Live


    Canada a social context eileen sarkar assistant deputy minister department of canadian heritage

    Youth, the Key to Canada’s Future

    • Learning More

    • Earning Less

    • Traditional Participation on the Decline


    Canada a social context eileen sarkar assistant deputy minister department of canadian heritage

    The Road Ahead

    • Model of Citizenship

    • Diversity is Core

    • Citizenship Skills


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