The Society regularly receives requests for information related to past immigration and refugee situations, incidents, practices, policies and program delivery. We welcome the opportunity to see whether there are Members who have the background and experience to answer those requests. Members have had a wide range of immigration experiences, ranging from policy development and advice to program delivery, both in Canada and abroad. They have been directly involved in every aspect of bringing immigrants and refugees to Canada.
The opportunity to bring researchers and Members together to achieve a better understanding of the topic being examined is an objective of the Society. If you’d like to request information, please contact us.
Over the past few years, Members of the Society have assisted academic researchers working on the following topics:
The emigration of Palestinian refugees from the 1950s;
Immigration from South Africa;
Chinese immigration to Canada (1948-67);
The exercise of discretion in the selection of immigrants;
Customs operations at Pier 21.
The Society welcomes material from its Members that could be archived for future research projects.
Bulletin 107 - December 2023
This December issue showcases:
the CIHS’s annual general meeting, held in October 2023, and this year’s Gunn Prize-winning essay by Alexandros Balasis.
An examination of how humanitarian aspects began to be considered in the refugee resettlement program, and a career overview of Jack Mitchinson, the CIHS’s oldest member at 98.
A first-hand account of the young Noorallah Jamal’s early integration experiences in British Columbia after fleeing Uganda in 1972
Marks the passing of John Baker, former immigration foreign service executive, program manager and mentor to many.