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 sto... Read more.
Connect with Canada’s immigration history in the very gateway that inspired the production 'Pier 21: The Musical'. Refugees and immigrants flee Europe as war breaks out in 1939. After half a million soldiers depart from Pier 21 to fight in the Second World War, War Brides and a new generation of immigrants arrive to take their first steps on Canadian soil through the Pier.
Site-specific theatre at its best, 'Pier 21: The Musical' is a Celtic and Swing flavoured musical packed with powerful v... Read more.
Canadian diplomats carry out many different duties when serving abroad. CIHS member, Hector Cowan, was tasked with helping a group of Canadian students leave the disaster zone of the 1986 Chornobyl nuclear plant explosion.... Read more.