Preserving our immigration history.


The invasion of Ukraine by Russia has displaced millions of Ukrainians. Many have found refuge in neighboring European countries.  Large numbers of Ukrainians will be seeking refuge in Canada.  This will not be the first time Canada has helped Ukrainians displaced by war.  The following links lead to three articles in the CIHS Bulletin (issues 96, 97, and 98), with the post-WW2 period when Canada resettled large numbers of Ukrainians and other East European displaced by wartime events and unable to return to their former homes. Canada’s actions set a pattern for future refugee movements.

Kassandra Luciuk’s Gunn Prize-winning essay is entitled “‘There is only one Ukrainian People’: Ukrainian Canadians, symbols of self, and the negotiation of legitimacy in Cold War Canada”.




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