Being a Canadian means much more than living in Canada. We stand up for what we believe in and respect others opinions. Our ethnic cultures and democratic government help to define what it means to be a Canadian.
Canadians accept that difference is very interesting. The word Canada is derived from the Huron-Iroquois kanata, meaning a village or settlement.
Canadians value the freedoms and rights they have. We are not defined by skin color, a language, a religion, or a background, but by a set of values, aspirations, hopes and dreams.