Annual report to Parliament on multiculturalism

The Annual Report to Parliament on the Operation of the Canadian Multiculturalism Act 2007-2008 is now available on the Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) website.

The report acknowledges the “important development in Government policy, when the Prime Minister decided to link Multiculturalism policy and programs with those at Citizenship and Immigration Canada…

This brings all the key policy and program elements together and allows for greater coordination between the Government’s settlement programs for newcomers and its programs to promote further inclusion, participation and shared citizenship for all Canadians”.

Section 1 captures demographic information, Section 2 examines the Multicultural Program and Section 3 outlines how seven federal agencies have incorporated/addressed multiculturalism in its programs. 

Related to children and families, these items: A booklet (What’s Next) for children as part of a domestic violence prevention initiative of the Department of Justice was translated into several languages.

The Canada Revenue Agency included their “Tax Tips to Go” in several languages (including Children’s Fitness Tax Credit).