Welcome to the CAN-TEXT – Multiculturalism in the Canadian Context Context: 1st Lodz Meeting Website

In reference to the works of Professor J.K. Chambers (2003), Canada is perhaps the most multilingual in the world not only in the obvious sense that countless languages are spoken there but also in the sense that those language groups tend to sustain themselves beyond the second generation. The country may perhaps be considered multicultural in the sense that it does not have a distinct culture, yet it is made up of different cultures that people bring with them when they come to Canada. Does Bissoondath’s (1994) claim that multiculturalism limits the freedom of minority members, by confining them to cultural and geographic ghettos still prove valid? Does Stoffman’s (2002) critique of the policy of Canadian multiculturalism feel reasonable? Does multiculturalism threaten to reduce the Quebec culture to just another ethnic group?


DATE: 14-15 April, 2016

The Organising Committee:

  • Dr Adam Bednarek – Conference Head
  • Dr Wioletta Wilk-Reguła – Academy Vice Rector
  • Dr Anna Nowakowska Dryk – Scientific Secretary