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Canada's Cultural Mosaic- Greece

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John Derraugh

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Canada's Cultural Mosaic
A Focus On Greece
Greece: Population Analysis
The population pyramid is a declining one and shows a steady decrease in birth rate which demonstrates a more developed country and reflects the fact that Greece is following Europe's trend of aging populations ( a higher death rate with small birth rate)
There are many people in the dependency load (all of the baby boomers) which will make it very hard for the working cohort to support them and leave many jobs unfilled
The country's jobs will also be hard to fill because of the high number of skilled workers emigrating due to unemplyment
The Greek Flag
Population Density in Greece
Religion In Greece
Religious representation:
Greek Orthodox 98%
Muslim 1.3%
Other 0.7%
Greek Languages

Languages Spoken in Greece:
Greek 99%
other 1%
Greek is the official language in Greece
Teach 3 words
Reasons Why Greeks Left Greece
Reasons Why Greeks Came to Canada
Current Number of Greeks who Live in Canada
Famous Greek Person
Greek life in the GTA
The population density is calculated by dividing the Area in Square Kilometres(km^2) by the Population

So... 130,647 km^2 divided by 10,772,967= 82.5 people/ km^2

In 2006 according to Statistics Canada there were 242,685 Canadians of Greek descent living in Canada
The two main beliefs in the Orthodoxy is...
The Father,the Son, and the Holy Spirit are all in God
The son of God became human
Religious Items:

Icons are of great value in the Greek Orthodox religion and aid in the worship of God. They are usually found on wood with a gold leaf background. With the use of icons, a worshiper enters a sacred place with god
Canada provided
Economic opportunity
Political stability
Supportive immigration policies
Many ethnic enclaves
Select Bakery

405 Donlands Avenue,
Toronto, Ontario
390 Danforth Avenue,
Toronto, Ontario

Astoria Shish-k-bob house
St.George's Greek Orthodox Church
115 Bond Street,
Toronto, Ontario
The Youth Centre Megas Alexandros
Nick Kypreos
Is a retired NHL player
He won a Stanley Cup with the New York Rangers in the 1993-1994 season
He ended his career with the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1996
Is now a hockey analyst with Sportsnet in Toronto
Physical Description

The Greek flag is composed of nine horizontal stripes of blue and white(5 blue and 4 white), with a white cross placed on a blue backdrop in the top left corner.
Symbolic Description

The cross on the flag symbolizes the Greek Orthodox religion which is dominant in Greece.
More Information

The 9 horizontal stripes are theorized as representing...
the Greek phrase "Freedom or Death” or "Eleftheria i thanatos" and the nine letters making up the greek word "eleftheria" which means "freedom" in english
the nine muses
Meaning of colours

The blue and white have always been representative of the sky, sea, and clouds in Greece.
Speaking Greek:

Hello-------- καλημέρα (Kali̱méra!)

Goodbye----------αντίο (antío)

Friend-----φίλος (fílos) or φίλη (fíli̱)
Greek Food

That's over 20x the population density of Canada!
Many English words originate from the Greek language:
Angel- from the Greek word for messenger
Agoraphobia- from the Greek words for marketplace and fear, meaning fear of the outdoors
Enigma- from the Greek word for riddle
Geography- from the Greek words for earth and writing
After World War II, economic reasons led people to leave Greece to in search of a more prosperous life
In between World War II and 1974 there were many political reasons to leave Greece (Civil War and Military Junta rule)
Nowadays, after the 2008 global economic collapse again there are economic reasons leading to emigration including unemployment on a large scale. This is leading to a brain drain in Greece and will make it even harder for Greece to bounce back

Fun Fact: John's grandmother and Nick Kypreos' father were born in the same Greek village in Sparta (Paleopanagia)
1385 Warden Avenue
Toronto, Ontario
Foustanella is the national
costume for men; it was traditionally
worn by warriors
Ancient Greek clothing was made of light layers to keep people cool and was very flowing
Amalia is a traditional Greek costume for women
Work Cited
http://www.census.gov/population/international/data/idb/region.php?N= Results &T=12&A=separate&RT=0&Y=2050&R=-1&C=GR

http://www.census.gov/population/international/data/idb/region.php?N= Results &T=6&A=separate&RT=0&Y=2013&R=-1&C=GR

http://www.census.gov/population/international/data/idb/region.php?N= Results &T=12&A=separate&RT=0&Y=2013&R=-1&C=GR

"CIA - The World Factbook -- Greece." CIA World Fact Book (2008): 1. Canadian Points of View Reference Centre. Web. 1 Dec. 2013.
Anatolios, Khaled, and Stephen F. Brown. "Basic Beliefs and Practices." World Religions Online. Infobase Learning. Web. 1 Dec. 2013. Religon


The population pyramid was increasing until approximately 40 years ago(1973), and is now slowly declining or stable (in the last 20 years
The birth rate is staying low and is therefore negatively influencing the natural increase due to an almost equal death rate
The dependency load is nearly equal to the amount of people in the working class but a large amount of people are about to pass 65 years old which will create a dependency load imbalance
The births were the highest during the time of Junta military rule, the civil war, and post World War II (baby boom) because of the need for family workers and lack of access to resources and declined after the military rule (junta) most likely due to an increase in the country's development
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