The new Council's mandate is to provide information, advice and recommendations to the government on the following matters: matters relating to citizenship and immigration, including the attraction of immigrants to Manitoba and the retention of immigrants, the long-term settlement and integration of immigrants, and the full inclusion and participation of immigrants in the economic, social and cultural life of Manitoba; matters relating to multiculturalism, including intercultural relations and ethnic and linguistic diversity.
Ontario has an official multicultural policy and the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration is responsible for promoting social inclusion, civic and community engagement and recognition.
The multiculturalism policy was modified to stress the following priorities: support for the economic, social, and cultural integration of new Canadians and cultural communities; facilitation of programs that promote mentorship, volunteerism, leadership, and civic education among at-risk youth of different cultural backgrounds; and promotion of intercultural understanding and Canadian values democracy, freedom, human rights and the rule of law through community initiatives, with the objective of addressing issues of cultural social exclusion parallel communities and radicalization.
The Council advises the Minister on the planning and implementation of government policies relating to cultural communities and immigration.
Other prominent authors, such as Richard Gwyn, in his book Nationalism without Walls, and Jack Granatstein, in his essay Who Killed Canadian History, have criticized what they see as the negative impacts of the multiculturalism policy.
Realities of Ethnicity in Canada and the United States. But promoting hatred is not allowed in Canada. Multiculturalism can encompass folk songs, dance, food festivals, arts and crafts, museums, heritage languages, ethnic studies, ethnic presses, race relations, culture sharing and human rights.
To promote creative exchanges among all Canadian cultural groups; To assist immigrants in acquiring at least one of the official languages.
A multiculturalism secretariat was established to support the government in implementing improved delivery of government services in federal institutions.
A strong emphasis was put on encouraging and facilitating the ways in which cultural minority groups can fully participate in Canadian society. So I ask you to do the same. It also focuses on the eradication of racism and the removal of discriminatory barriers as ways to fulfill Canada's human rights commitments.