The Cultural Adjustment of Immigrant Children in English Canada

  • Mary Ashworth
Part of the Priority Issues in Mental Health book series (PIMH, volume 2)


In the years prior to 1914 immigrants poured into this vastly underpopulated country of Canada. Western Europeans moved into the rapidly growing industrial cities of Ontario; Eastern Europeans broke open the prairie lands; and Japanese, Chinese and Indians took up fishing, mining, farming and lumbering in Canada’s western province of British Columbia. Numbers dropped during the first World War but increased during the 1920’s to fall once more during the depression days of the thirties. There was a difference, however, in the source countries as immigrants from Japan, China and India were almost totally excluded. With the end of hostilities following World War II, immigration picked up again, remaining fairly steady throughout the 1950’s, dropping in the early 1960’s and rising to its peak in the mid-1970’s.


Source Country Immigrant Child Immigrant Mother Cultural Adjustment Bilingual Teacher 
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  1. 1.
    N. M. Ashworth, Immigrant Children and Canadian Schools, Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1975, p. 125.Google Scholar

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  • Mary Ashworth

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