Canada day celebrations are returning this year when they were cut short by the COVID-19 pandemic. On this day the people of Canada are celebrated the shared history and achievements of the country. People can celebrate the big occurrence, fireworks, gathering with their friends and family.
Historica Canada is the largest charitable organization in Canada that is dedicated to enhancing awareness about the history of Canada. It has been processing and telecasting 60-second-long plays of key moments in Canadian history for more than 30 years.
These short films are called Heritage Minutes. They aim to educate viewers about the origins of Canada’s established values, and the reason son for celebrating them. They are famous among Canadians and a general cultural context.
Heritage Minutes spans the spectrum of Canada’s contributions to science, women’s rights, pop culture, and sports. There are also numerous who shed light on how migrants and refugees have shaped our country and made it what it is today. Without immigration, Canada cannot sustain its labor force and the economy will falter. Some heritage miniseries attempt to capture the important impacts of immigration on Canadian history.
Migrants helped settle the grassland
By the end of the 19th century, the grassland provinces of Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Alberta were unpopulated. At that instant, a wave of migrants came from Ukraine to these regions and build farms and settlements. Like the current ingress of Ukrainians, they were breaking out from the rule of Russia.
History of Canada as a paradise for refugees
The Immigration Level Plan 2022-2024 highlights the goal of welcoming over 60,000 refugees every year in 2024. Canada is often the final destination for those who run away from a dangerous situation in their home countries. The government of Canada works to make sure that refugees and their families are able to settle themselves and live calmly in the country. For instance, Canada is one of the countries that would allow refugees to live in Canada at the end of the Vietnam war.
Treatment of Canada for Indigenous people
Canada is known as a welcoming place for migrants but the history of Canada is not positive. Canada day starts to take a dark-colored in 2021 because the dead bodies of thousands of Indigenous children who died in residential schools start to be found all over the country. Keeping that in mind, there is growing opposition against celebrating Canada Day.
A Canadian authoritative
This Heritage Minute is not straight connected to migration but as per Historica Canada, it is one of the most prominent and contemplates a remarkable classic. Heritage Minutes as old as generation x, the baby boomers, and millennials often watch it on television before broadcast service become the norm. For unexplainable reasons, it has grown into a cultural reference and causes confusion and emotion among people.
It depicts Dr. Wilder Penfield; he was a brain surgeon who migrated to Montreal from America. He spent his whole career helping people who have seizure disease.
Things to believe about
Canada Day exists to celebrate history, achievements, high standard of living, and global contributions. It is a day to relax, enjoy the summer and be proud of how Canada has progressed as a nation. It is also an opportunity to reflect on how much work still needs to be done to ensure all Canadians and newcomers are treated equally.