Multiculturalism is the co-existence of diverse cultures, where culture includes racial, religious, or cultural groups and is manifested in customary behaviours, cultural assumptions and values, patterns of thinking, and communicative styles(Boateng). In 1971, Canada was the first country in the world to adopt multiculturalism as an official policy. Today, multiculturalism in Canada is fundamental to our belief that all citizens are equal. Multiculturalism ensures that all citizens can keep their identities, can take pride in their ancestry and have a sense of belonging. Acceptance gives Canadians a feelings of security and self-confidence, making them more open to , and accepting of diverse cultures. Through multiculturalism, Canada recognizes the potential of all Canadians, encouraging them to integrate into their society and take an active part in its social, culture, economic, and political affairs. This allows our Canadian communities to be more open and social and interesting in the way they interact ("Canadian Multiculturalism: An Inclusive Citizenship").
From my perspective, multiculturalism makes the true colors of Canada show and embraces the beauty of our diverse Canadian communities. By interacting with Canadians who speak multiple languages and understand many cultures, makes it easier and more reliable to participate in international levels and areas of education, trade, news and etc. Therefor all Canadians should value multiculturalism, due to it's phenomenon impact on our society and on our everyday lives.