‘Bout de Papier’ – the magazine of Canada’s Professional Association of Foreign Service Officers, has taken the appreciated step of republishing and webbing three recent CIHS articles on aspects of the Indochina movement.
CIHS is a sponsor and, through members of its executive, a participant in a September 21 symposium at Carleton University in Ottawa on the 1980s Ba’hai Refugee Program to Canada. For more information visit the symposium website.
We have posted a revised and more complete chronology of developments leading up to and following the start of the movement of Indochinese refugees to Canada.
‘Canada’s History’ magazine, with CIHS assistance, has just posted an article on the fortieth anniversary of the Indochinese refugee movement to Canada.
With the re-opening of Pier 21, CTV Atlantic conducted nine separate interviews on aspects of the Museum including with CIHS President, Michael Molloy. View the interviews at http://atlantic.ctvnews.ca/museumofimmigration. You may have to use the scroll function at the top right of the screen.
In July, 1979, just before announcing Canada would accept 50,000 refugees, Immigration Minister Ron Atkey launched a newsletter to keep Canadian refugee sponsors informed of the latest developments. The newsletters have been skillfully summarized by Martha Nixon, a member of the Indochinese Refugee Task Force. The newsletters were preserved by Rene Pappone who headed the Task Force’s Communications unit.
Complete Summary of the Employment and Immigration Indochinese Refugee Newsletters
The Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 celebrated its official reopening on June 25, 2015 with the unveiling of Canadian Immigration Hall, a new exhibition showcasing the vast contributions of newcomers to Canada’s culture, economy and way of life, from past to present day. CIHS gratefully acknowledges Pier 21 as a corporate member of the Society.