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.
An item from the CBC TV News Archive – a report of a 1979 visit to the Anambas Islands of Indonesia where thousands of Vietnamese refugees found some shelter. Canadian immigration officials worked on these islands as part of Canada’s resettlement efforts.