‘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.

Indochinese Refugee Newsletter

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

April 30: A date to commemorate the Indochinese refugees to Canada

An Act of Parliament now makes April 30 a day of commemoration for the Indochinese refugee movement. The Act is on-line. CIHS President, Michael Molloy, met with the Senators and that hearing is now on-line. (Note: Videos best viewed with Internet Explorer). In speaking about the movement of the ‘boat people’ to Canada, Molloy said, This movement “…was an amazing achievement. It was made possible by outstanding leadership at all levels of government, by  hardworking public servants, and above all, by literally hundreds of thousands of ordinary Canadian who sponsored refugees through their churches and synagogues, their services clubs, unions, and ad hoc groups of friends and neighbours.”