Multiculturalism Day

Today is Multiculturalism Day in Canada! Did you know that BC is the most ethnically diverse province in Canada? BC People: Portraits of Diversity in BC is a storytelling project that showcases BC’s cultural, racial and ethnic diversity. Explore the website to meet some of the people of BC, profiled in a book and a… Read more

Multicultural Books for Children

Did you know that January 27th is not just Family Literacy Day? It’s also Multicultural Children’s Book Day.  It’s a time to raise awareness of children’s books that celebrate diversity. Need help finding multicultural books for children? Click here for collection of diversity books lists and activities for teachers and parents. What about the popular… Read more


Today is Multiculturalism Day in Canada. Food connects us to culture and heritage. It’s a welcoming way to share culture and heritage, and to celebrate multiculturalism. Bread is a collection of short films highlighting six Canadian women from different backgrounds and their recipes for bread. Along with showing us how they make bread, the women… Read more

International Mother Language Day

Today is International Mother Language Day! UNESCO celebrates International Mother Language Day (IMLD) on February 21, 2017 under the theme “Towards Sustainable Futures through Multilingual Education”. To foster sustainable development, learners must have access to education in their mother tongue and in other languages. It is through the mastery of the first language or mother… Read more

Multicultural Children’s Book Day

Today is Family Literacy Day. And it’s also Multicultural Children’s Book Day, a day to celebrate diversity in children’s books. Why should we read diversely? The following poster from Lee and Low Books outlines ten good reasons. (Click the poster to enlarge.) Where to find multicultural children’s books? There are several online lists that make… Read more