In this short film, a young woman of mixed ancestry struggles with an Equal Opportunity Form that requires her to respond to the dilemma: Ethnicity - Choose One.
Ages 14 to 16
Diversity - Identity
History and Citizenship Education - Culture and Currents of Thought (1500-present)
The job applicant self-identifies in a hiring situation and this can generate discussions about perceived privileges for candidates when employers target hire. Despite an ingrained pride in multiculturalism, one’s ancestral roots and allegiances are often contentious when addressing issues regarding Canadian identity. Since Canada is comprised of many cultural groups, how does this practice strengthen our sense of nationhood? Or does this weaken our sense of who we are?