Contains over 19,000 bilingual entries and more than 30,000 multimedia items including images, maps, games, audio, and video. Interactive features include: curated content exhibits, interactive timelines, and timely updates of important events.
Entries describe First Nations peoples and subsequent groups arriving in Canada in 119 entries, ranging from Acadians to Ukrainians, Hyderabadis to Vietnamese. Each entry includes the origin of the group, the process of migration, arrival and settlement, as well as economic and community life, family and kinship patterns, language and culture, education, religion, politics, intergroup relations, and the dynamics of group maintenance. Entries are cross-referenced and include statistical information and suggestions for further reading. Several thematic essays illuminate the complex issues related to immigration, acculturation, multiculturalism, and Canadian culture and identity.