CIHS partners with various bodies interested in furthering the knowledge and history of Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Programs.
We have been a staunch supporter of Pier 21, Canada’s National Immigration Museum since its inception.
International Migration Research Centre
We have a formal partnership with the International Migration Research Centre at Wilfred Laurier University to co-fund and manage the Gunn Prize.
The Society collaborates with Ottawa’s Carleton University Ugandan Archive about the 1972 expulsion from Uganda of its Asian population. This is a unique archive that gives insight into the expulsion and subsequent resettlement of over 4,000 Asians in Canada.
Pathways to Prosperity
The Society has collaborated with Pathways to Prosperity, a multidisciplinary alliance of academic and community organizations promoting the integration of immigrants and minorities across Canada.
Centre for Refugee Studies, York University
CIHS works with the Centre to explore the movement of the Indochinese ‘boat people’ to Canada.
Federal Departments and Agencies
The Society has historical ties to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada and the Canada Border Services Agency. Many of our members worked (or still work) for those departments. Our goals of preserving and publishing the history of immigration and refugee movements to Canada are of direct interest to its employees – past and present.
Hearts of Freedom
Canadians who came here under the ‘boat people’ movement are now telling their stories. CIHS is partnering with the Southeast Asian Canadian community organizations, Carleton University and others to capture the stories – many of which are now on-line, through the ‘Hearts of Freedom’ project. The project will ensure that the settlement experience of these people is preserved and becomes part of Canada’s historical narrative. CBC Radio in Ottawa interviewed one of the individuals who told his story to the project team.