Across Cultures

Themes to explore

Image taken from Zero Tolerance, 2004. © NFB

Canada: A welcoming land?

This theme explores the history of immigration to Canada and the policies that shaped the country.

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How have we contributed to Canada?

This theme presents contributions by diverse cultural communities in the fields of politics, economic development, art, music, as well as in the struggle for workers’ rights.

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Who are we? What can we become?

This theme looks at ways of living out cultural distinctiveness in Canada.

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Why did we come to Canada?

This theme shows people talking about their decisions to immigrate to Canada. Many state that political and economic pressures were compelling.

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How do we reach out?

This theme concerns intercultural communication—conversations, public addresses, interaction on the street, music.

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How does integration challenge us?

This theme explores some of the economic and social challenges faced by members of cultural communities in Canada.

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