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Canadian way of life
Canadian way of life
is an immense country. It is very diverse in its people, its
landscape, its climate and its way of life. However, Canadians do
share the same important values. These values guide and influence
much of our everyday life. These are values of pride, a belief in
equality and diversity and respect for all individuals in society.
Women, men, children and seniors are all equally respected in
Canada. Canadians may be different from each other but it is these
shared values that make Canada a friendly, caring, peace-loving and
secure society in which to live.
tolerance and respect. Canadians want fairness and justice for
themselves, their children and their families. And most are fair and
just to others, no matter who they are or where they come from.
and cooperation. Canadians understand the value of cooperation.
In a country as large and diverse as Canada, people must be able to
learn to resolve or ignore small conflicts in order to live happily
opportunity. Canadians believe in equality. Each person is equal
before the law and is treated equally by the law. Women and men have
the same opportunity for success. Canadians let people live as they
wish, as long as they do not limit how others live.
responsibility. Canadians appreciate their rights and freedoms,
which are the same without regard to gender, race, or ethnicity.
Most also want to contribute to our society. As a newcomer, you
should be aware of your rights and responsibilities. The right to
participate in Canadian society implies an obligation to help it
succeed. Canadian citizenship is about caring enough to want to get
involved and make Canada even better.
responsibility. Canadians are especially conscious of their
natural environment and the need to both respect and protect it for
the future. Canadians believe that economic growth should not come
at the expense of a healthy environment and social well-being. There
are some simple things we all can do to work towards sustainable
development, such as: participating in recycling programs that help
convert garbage into usable materials; keeping parks and streets
clean by putting garbage into garbage cans and cleaning up after
their pets; not smoking in public places where it is banned; using
public transportation, riding a bicycle or walking rather than using
a car; and volunteering with community groups.