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 105 - June 2023
CIHS Bulletin 105 explores various aspects of Canada’s immigration settlement story. It opens with an
overview of the Canadian government’s settlement program arrangements from the post-war program
into the 1970s. (We have included one ministerial press release from 1948.) This issue also looks at how
one CIHS member, then a manpower officer, perceived and delivered that program in Cambridge Ontario
in the late 1970s. CIHS members have contributed two book reviews. Both books explore the authors’
reflections on their settlement pathways in Canada: one from Sri Lanka; the other from northern India.
This issue also includes an overview and update about the Hearts of Freedom project and a report of
CIHS donations to the Canadian Museum of Immigration History. Finally, there are sadly three new
names in our in memoriam segment: Jean-Paul Delisle, Victor Majid and Dr. Robert J. Shalka.