There is a hunger for and urgent need to provide readable, attractive material on Canada’s rich history to newcomers and first generation Canadians alike who rely on their own multilingual publications for much of their information.
The common threads of the civic, political and social development of this country, and the more recent changes wrought by waves of postwar immigration are simply not understood or shared by a growing majority of newer Canadians. This lack of a common historical vocabulary and knowledge severely weakens us as a nation and leads to a lack of civic participation and hinders the development of a common identity.
The Canadian Experience series will make a major contribution to Canadian unity and the education of Canadian citizenship. This nationwide, civic literacy project is designed to provide unique Canadian content for 52 consecutive weeks to all Canadians. How? Through the Canadian partner publisher network of Diversity Media Services (DMS) and Lingua Ads, multicultural marketing divisions of Multimedia Nova Corporation.
Led by distinguished Editor, prominent historian Jack Granatstein, column titles and content has been established by an Advisory Board and a number of Canadian historians: Dr. David Bercuson, Michael Bliss, Robert Bothwell, Patrick Brennan, Penny Briden, Adam Chapnick and Norman Hillmer.