Across Cultures

List of Web links of interest for the classroom


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African Canadian Online (Centre for the Study of Black Cultures in Canada, York University)
Information on African Canadian artists and their work, links to other Canadian resources on the web, and updates about the activities of the Centre.

African Nova Scotians (Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management)

Alberta's Online Encyclopedia (Heritage Community Foundation)
Use the pull-down menu to search for sites on Diversity.

Asian Canadian Culture Online Project (Chinese Canadian National Council)
Stories, videos and essays from Asian Canadian Youth.

Asia/Canada (Historica YouthLinks)

Black Communities in Canada

Black History Canada (Historica Foundation)

Black Ink (Images Interculturelles)

Canada in the Making – Asian Immigration (

Canada in the Making – Pioneers and Immigrants (

Canadian Arab Heritage
The contributions and accomplishments of Arab Canadians in Visual Arts, Music & Dance, Architecture, Literature and Film.

Canadian Jewish Virtual Museum and Archives (Canadian Jewish Congress, Charities Committee)

Canadian Tapestry: The Fabric of Cultural Diversity (Textile Museum of Canada)
Explore and discover Canada's cultural diversity through cloth.

Chinese Canadian Historical Photo Exhibit (Chinese Canadian National Council, Toronto Chapter)
Includes photographs, historical information, a time line and a further reading list.

Cultural Profiles Project (AMNI Centre at the Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto and Citizenship and Immigration Canada)

Cultures (Canadian Museum of Civilization)
Portal to the CMC’s exhibitions including Citizens: Portraits of Canadian Women of African Descent, Crossroads of Culture : 200 Years of Canadian Immigration (1800-2000), Presenza: A New Look at Italian-Canadian Heritage, The Lands within Me: Expressions by Canadian Artists of Arab Origin and Boat People No Longer: Vietnamese Canadians.

Diversity Toolkit (Darren Lund, University of Calgary)
The site offers a variety of on-line resources, funding sources, glossaries, examples of projects, and selected readings.

Encyclopedia of Canada’s People (The Multicultural History Society of Ontario and Simon Fraser University)

Equality Today [e-zine]
An electronic magazine published by Young People's Press (YPP) that deals with issues of multiculturalism and anti-racism and how they affect youth.

Ethnic Groups Booklets from the Canadian Historical Association

Exploration and Settlement (Library and Archives Canada)
Portal to LAC’s resources on the theme, including access to Port of New Westminster Register of Chinese Immigration (1887-1908) and Moving Here, Staying Here. The Canadian Immigrant Experience.

Germany-Canada Migration (Canadian Heritage Information Network)

Human Rights in Canada: A Historical Perspective (Canadian Human Rights Commission)

Images Canada
The gateway to images of Canadian events, people, places and things with links to more than 131,000 photographs and illustrations from Canadian cultural institutions.

Immigrant Voices
An historical overview of immigration to Canada.

The Immigration Experience (Historica YouthLinks)

Japanese Canadian History Net

Japanese Canadians Then and Now (National Association of Japanese Canadians)

Landing : Stories from the Cultural Divide (Saskatchewan Intercultural Association and Kahani Entertainment)
Through footage, intimate interviews with young people, archival photos, ethnically inspired music scores and creative visual treatment of their environment, Landing explores our differences by showing us how much we are the same.

The Last Best West: Advertising for Immigrants to Western Canada, 1870-1930 (Canadian Museum of Civilization)

Literature Alive Online, Canadian Caribbean Literature

Many Rivers to Cross: The African-Canadian Experience (Multicultural History Society of Ontario)

Multicultural Alberta (Alberta Heritage Digitization Project)

Multicultural Resources and Services [Portal] (Library and Archives Canada)

Multiculturalism in Canada (Canadian Studies, Mount Allison University)

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

Our Roots, Canada’s Local Histories Online (University of Calgary, Université Laval)

Passages to Canada: The Digital Archive (The Dominion Institute)
Listen to the memories and view personal objects of immigrants and refugees to Canada

The Peopling of Canada: 1891-1921 (The University of Calgary)

The Peopling of Canada: 1946-1976 (The University of Calgary)

“Pier 21” – Canada’s Immigration Museum
Visit "Exhibitions" or "Research Services" for materials.

Pioneer Sikh Settlement of the Pacific Coast of North America
Interesting especially for historical information on the Komagata Maru incident.

Racism, Stop It! National Video Competition (Department of Canadian Heritage)

Racism. Stop It! National Video Competition (National Film Board of Canada)
Includes teacher resource materials for the competition.

Railways and Immigration in Canada (Learn Alberta)

Remembering Black Loyalists, Black Communities in Nova Scotia (Nova Scotia Museum)

Seven Stories (Glenbow Museum)
Meet seven Calgarians, originally from Southeast Asia.

Social Progress Gallery (Canadian Museum of Civilization)
Multimedia presentations on Canadian Labour History and A History of the Vote in Canada.

Some Missing Pages: The Black Community in the History of Canada and Quebec (Learn Quebec) (Canadian Anti-Racism Education and Research Society)

Time Links (River East School Division and the University of Manitoba)
The historical web site about Manitoba in the decade from 1910 to 1920. Includes texts and photos.

Ukrainian History (InfoUkes)

The Underground Railroad in Canada (Parks Canada)

Youth Forums Against Racism (United Nations Association in Canada)