CIHS Website

We are upgrading our communication capacity via the Website.

We are hoping that the new website will allow us to reach more potential members, contributors and new partners in the Canadian immigration and refugee memory business.

We welcome feedback in regard to the website and our Society.

CIHS-Pathways to Prosperity Partnership video project

CIHS and Pathways to Prosperity (P2P) have  launched an on-line video interview series.  They which provides an oral history of immigration related by insiders involved in the political and policy decisions through to program development and operational logistics. The first videos, Reflections from the Past, feature three one hour interviews and a group panel discussion with Michael Molloy, Raphael Girard, and Gerry Van Kessel.  They were Directors-General, responsible for refugee policy, ... Read more.

Re-publishing of CIHS articles

CIHS has come to agreements with Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s “Insider” newsletter and the Professional Association of Foreign Service Officers’ award winning magazine “Bout de Papier” to re-publish selected articles from the Bulletin. So far the “Insider” has reprinted Jim Humphries’ series on the creation of CAIPS (Bulletins 59, 60 and 61) and “Bout” is planning a series of features on the immigration program.

The British Home Children

A Silent History: The British Home Children Posted on May 3, 2012 by admin   I keep asking myself the same question: How is it that I worked for 30 years in immigration in Canada and overseas, with my first posting in London, England, and yet I never heard about the movement of 100,000 children from Britain to Canada, as indentured labourers, over a 70-year period? In fact, I never heard of the British Home Children until I read a book called Little Immigrants published by Kenneth Ba... Read more.