Connecting with Canadians

Research Report:

The Canadian Diversity Model: A Repertoire in Search of a Framework

by Jane Jenson, Martin Papillon

The objective of this paper is to provide an analytical framework for understanding the dynamics of this diversity model.  As such, we do not propose a new theory of diversity and unity.  Rather, by building on the work of many other scholars, we propose an approach to understanding existing practices.  We call this the repertoire of the diversity model.  This repertoire has emerged in response to Canada's long-standing sociological diversity, and comprises both content and process, that is, several dimensions of difference and the practices for locating collective choices about diversity.

Release Date: 26 Nov 2001
Number of pages: 55
Document number: 8080