Who are we? What can we become?
About this theme
This theme looks at ways of living out cultural distinctiveness in Canada.
Article by a specialist
Identity and Cultural Diversity
Fasal Kanouté is an associate professor in the Educational Psychology Department at the Université de Montréal’s Faculty of Education. As a teacher and researcher, she is interested in immigration and ethnocultural diversity in educational environments. Born in Senegal, she settled in Canada in 1991.
Shepherd's Pie and Sushi
Shepherd`s Pie & Sushi, 1998. © NFB
In 1993, Canadian actor Mieko Ouchi researched a documentary about her grandfather, a Japanese immigrant to Canada. Then she was cast in The War Between Us, a film relating the early history of Japanese Canadians and looking at Mieko's and her family's struggles with their own identities.