There are many newspapers, radio stations, and television stations that focus on cultural groups in Canada. Many of the newspapers and radio stations can be accessed on the Internet. Learn more
According to the 2011 Census, after Canadian (57.8%), the other most frequently reported origins were English, French, Scottish, Irish, German, Italian, Chinese, North American Indian, and Ukrainian.
In 1984, Marc Garneau became the first Canadian to travel in space (aboard the U.S. Shuttle Challenger). In 1992, Roberta Bondar became the first Canadian woman to travel in space, aboard the U.S. Shuttle Discovery.
Famous Canadians include Jim Carrey, Céline Dion, Shania Twain, Christopher Plummer,Wayne Gretzky, Justin Bieber, James Cameron, Michael J. Fox, and Mike Myers.To learn more about “famous Canadians,” you can link to a number of web sites. Learn more
According to the 2006 Census, the visible minority population accounts for 16.2% of Canada’s population.
In 1981,Terry Fox ran his “Marathon of Hope” to raise money to fight cancer – the disease that took his leg. During his run, he became ill again and died that year from the disease. He raised millions of dollars and each year there are “runs” in his name around the world.
Some 33,000 passengers bound for the United States on 9/11 were rerouted to Canada.This included about 6,600 passengers who were rerouted to Gander, Newfoundland. Gander has a population of around 10,000.
According to Statistics Canada, the average tuition fee for an undergraduate student at a Canadian university in 2012–2013 was reported as $5,581.
In April of 1813, the Americans burned the town of York during the War of 1812. In retaliation, the British burned the White House in Washington. In 1834, York became known as Toronto.*
There were 280,681 new immigrants to Canada in 2010.The top five source countries were the Philippines, India, People’s Republic of China, the United Kingdom and the United States.