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Encyclopedia of Canada's Peoples

An overview of the geographical and social framework of Canada

The Encyclopedia was originally created and published by The Multicultural History Society of Ontario (©1999). (A print copy can still be purchased from MHS. This website provides is a text-only version.) Some useful historical persepectives.

"This encylopedia provides an overview of people within the geographical and social framework of Canada. Each group entry outlines origins; migration; arrival and settlement; economic life; community life; family and kinship; culture; education; religion; politics; intergroup relations; group maintenance and ethnic commitment; and bibliography. First Nations, are listed under an entry called Aboriginals. Included are peoples such as the Acadians, Amish, French Canadians, Metis, and Mormons. World regional identities for Arabs, Caribbean Peoples, and South Asians in Canada are also noted."