Large Family

Generational Gaps

One's generational status is a primary factor in one's identity.  Second-generation children often face the challenge of a feeling of disconnect between their Canadian and home values and experiences. 

 

First-generation: people who are born outside Canada, including immigrants or refugees.

Second-generation: people who were born in Canada and had at least one parent born outside Canada.

Third-generation: people who are born in Canada with both parents born in Canada.

- Statistics Canada

The following books touch on the differences in values and experiences of people with different generational statuses.