Across Cultures

Points of View



See also the bibliographies included with the other sections on this site. If you are interested in references in French, please consult the French version of this Web site.

Agnew, Vijay, ed. Diaspora, Memory and Identity: A Search for Home. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2005.

Banting, Keith, Thomas J. Courchene and F. Leslie Seidle, eds. Belonging?: Diversity, Recognition and Shared Citizenship in Canada. Montreal: Institute for Research on Public Policy, 2007 [Table of contents and one chapter available online] (accessed June 18, 2007).

Banting, Keith and Will Kymlicka, eds. Multiculturalism and the Welfare State: Recognition and Redistribution in Contemporary Democracies. London: Oxford University Press, 2006.

Bélanger, Alain and Éric Caron Malenfant. “Ethnocultural Diversity in Canada: Prospects for 2017.” Canadian Social Trends no 79 (Winter 2005): 18-21 (accessed June 6, 2007).

Dewing, Michael and Marc Leman. Canadian Multiculturalism. Rev. ed. Ottawa: Parliamentary Information and Research Service, Library of Parliament, 2006 (accessed June 27, 2007).

Driedger, Leo. Race and Ethnicity: Finding Identities and Equalities. 2nd ed. Don Mills, ON: Oxford University Press, 2003.

Fleras, Augie and Jean Leonard Elliott. Unequal Relations: An Introduction to Race, Ethnic, and Aborginal Dynamics in Canada. 5th ed. Toronto: Pearson Prentice Hall, 2007.

George, Usha, ed. “Integration of Newcomers: International Approaches [theme issue].” Canadian Diversity 5 no 1 (Winter 2006).

Ghosh, Ratna and Ali A. Abdi. Education and the Politics of Difference: Canadian Perspectives. Toronto: Canadian Scholar's Press, 2004 [available online via NetLibrary].

Hamilton, Sylvia. African Baptist Women as Activists and Advocates in Adult Education in Nova Scotia. M.A. Thesis. Halifax: Dalhousie University, 2000.

Henry, Frances. “Canada’s Contribution to the “Management” of Ethno-Cultural Diversity.” Canadian Journal of Communication 27 (2002): 231-242 (accessed June 13, 2007).

Hill, Lawrence. Black Berry, Sweet Juice: On Being Black and White in Canada. Toronto: HarperFlamingoCanada, 2001.

James, Carl E. and Adrienne Shadd, eds. Talking About Identity: Encounters in Race, Ethnicity, and Language. Toronto: Between The Lines, 2001.

Jedwab, Jack. Shared Canadian Values: Issues and Symbols [Polling results]. Montreal: Association of Canadian Studies, 2007 (accessed June 11, 2007).

Kymlicka, Will. Finding Our Way: Rethinking Ethnocultural Relations in Canada. Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1998.

Labelle, Micheline. “The Challenge of Diversity in Canada and Quebec.” Policy Options (March-April 2005): 88-93 (accessed June 12, 2007).

Lamba, Navjot K., Marlene Mulder and Lori Wilkinson. Immigrants and Ethnic Minorities on the Prairies: A Statistical Compendium. Edmonton, AB: Prairie Centre of Excellence for Research on Immigration and Integration, 2000.

Lopes, Sandra and Yves Poisson, eds. Integrating Immigrants: Building Partnerships That Work, March 19-20, 2006. Ottawa : Public Policy Forum, 2006 (accessed June 11, 2007).

Mensah, Joseph. Black Canadians: History, Experience, Social Conditions. Halifax, NS: Fernwood Publishing, 2002.

Miki, Roy. Redress: Inside the Japanese Canadian Call for Justice. Vancouver: Raincoast Books, 2004.

Milan, Anne and Kelly Tran. “Blacks in Canada: A Long History.” Canadian Social Trends, no 72 (Spring 2004): 2-7 (accessed June 13, 2007).

“Multicultural Futures? International Approaches to Pluralism [theme issue]. Canadian Diversity 4, no 1 (Winter 2005).

Nakhaie, M. Reza. “Contemporary Realities and Future Visions: Enhancing Multiculturalism in Canada." Canadian Ethnic Studies 38, no 1 (2006): 149-158.

Oakes, Leigh and Jane Warren. Language, Citizenship and Identity in Quebec. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.

Peck, Carla and Alan Sears. “Uncharted Territory: Mapping Students’ Conceptions of Ethnic Diversity.Canadian Ethnic Studies 37, no 1 (2005): 101-120 (accessed June 11th, 2007).

Rifaat, Cherif. Immigrants Adapt, Countries Adopt – Or Not: Fitting Into the Cultural Mosaic. Montreal: New Canadians Press, 2004.

Roy, Patricia. The Triumph of Citizenship: the Japanese and Chinese in Canada, 1941-67. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2007.

Sandercock, Leonie. Sustaining Canada’s Multicultural Cities: Learning from the Local. Ottawa: Canadian Federation for the Humanities and the Social Sciences, 2004 (accessed June 26, 2007).

Saunders, Charles. Black and Bluenose: The Contemporary History of a Community. Lawrencetown, NS: Pottersfield Press, 1999.

Scott, Katherine, Kevin Selbee and Paul Reed. Making Connections: Social and Civic Engagement among Canadian Immigrants . Ottawa: Canadian Council on Social Development, 2006 (accessed June 13, 2007).

Shellenberg, Grant and Hélène Maheux. “Immigrants’ Perspectives on their First Four Years in Canada: Highlights from Three Waves of the Longitudinal Survey of Immigrants to Canada.” Canadian Social Trends, special ed. (April 2007): 2-34 (accessed June 6th, 2007).

Siemiatycki, Myer, ed. "Immigration and the Intersections of Diversity [theme issue]." Canadian Issues / Thèmes canadiens (Spring 2005).

Statistics Canada. Canada's Ethnocultural Portrait: The Changing Mosaic (2001 Census: Analysis Series). Ottawa: Statistics Canada, 2003 (accessed June 12, 2007).
Note: visit for 2006 Census reports.

Statistics Canada. Ethnic Diversity Survey: Portrait of a Multicultural Society. Ottawa: Statistics Canada, 2003 (accessed June 27, 2007).

Statistics Canada. Longitudinal Survey of Immigrants to Canada: A Portrait of Early Settlement Experiences. Ottawa: Statistics Canada, 2005 (accessed July 4, 2007).

Statistics Canada. Demography Division. Population Projections of Visible Minority Groups, Canada, Provinces and Regions : 2001-2017. Ottawa: Statistics Canada, 2005 (accessed June 13, 2007).

Stein, Janice, et al. Uneasy Partners: Multiculturalism and Rights in Canada. Waterloo, ON: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2007.

Teelucksingh, Cheryl, ed. Claiming Space: Racialization in Canadian Cities. Waterloo, ON: Wilfred Laurier University Press, 2006.



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Black Experience in Canada (Ryerson University Library)

Canada 2017--Serving Canada's Multicultural Population for the Future--Policy Forum (Multiculturalism Program, Canadian Heritage)

Canadian Ethnic Studies

The Cities' Initiatives (The Metropolis Project)
Urban research; includes access to volumes 1 and 2 of Our Diverse Cities.

Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Publications

Citizenship, Democracy and Ethnocultural Diversity Newsletter (Will Kymlicka, Queen’s University)

Consideration of State Reports (Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, 70th Session (19 February - 9 March 2007))
Scroll down to the section on Canada and read the Government of Canada’s report to the Committee, to Canadian NGO responses to the government’s report, and to the concluding observations of the Committee

Multicultural Canada in the 21st Century: Harnessing Opportunities and Managing Pressures (Government of Canada, Policy Research Initiative)

The Metropolis Project, Canada
Portal to the Project whose aim is to improve policies for managing migration and cultural diversity in major cities and which is built upon partnerships between all levels of government, academic researchers and community organizations in five Centres of Excellence. It includes many online publications on these issues.

Multicultural History Society of Ontario

Multicultural Resources and Services (Library and Archives Canada)

Multiculturalism Program (Canadian Heritage)
Portal to the Department's multiculturalism initiatives in Canada: The Mathieu da Costa Challenge, Black History Month, Asian Heritage Month and others.

Shaping Canada's Future: Immigration and Refugee Policy [Research Project] (Institute in Research for Public Policy)


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