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.

The website of the Canadian International Council has posted some personal reflections on watershed events in Canada’s refugee program. Note particularly those of Professors Michael Molloy and Howard Adelman as well as of Geoffrey Cameron, the 2014 Gunn Prize winner.

‘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