Like any identity, a national identity is dynamic. But it’s not the same as gender, cultural, spiritual or racial identity. In Canada in particular, with our history of cultural diversity, national identity cannot depend on ethnicity, language or cultural practices, but needs, instead, to identify key core values, ideals and priorities that are common to most Canadians. These shared core values may very well be more related to your relationships with your physical, social and economic environment than with your cultural history, language, religion, or ethnicity. Where do you live? What do you do for a living? What are the resources and services you depend on for your well-being and the well-being of your family and community?
The objective of this survey is to find out how the land that is Canada may have shaped you as an individual and informed your understanding of what it means to be a Canadian. What's important to you about being a Canadian? What role do you think Canada plays in the world?