The Canadian Immigration Historical Society (CIHS) was formed in 1986, when seventeen people met and agreed upon the need for a non-partisan organization gathering historians, political scientists, sociologists, academics, government officials and private individuals to develop and promote interest in Canadian immigration and refugee matters and history.
The Society is a non-profit corporation registered as a charitable organization under the Income Tax Act of Canada.
Our Society (CIHS) seeks to bring together individuals with an interest in immigration and refugee matters. We foster camaraderie, friendship and collegiality in pursuing the following objectives:
To support, encourage and promote research into the history of Canadian immigration and refugee questions;
To foster the collection and dissemination of that history;
To stimulate interest in and further the appreciation and understanding of the influence of immigration on Canada’s development and position in the world; and
To encourage people with immigration (and refugee) expertise to record their experiences for posterity.
The CIHS welcomes members of both Official Language communities in Canada and is committed over time, to use its limited resources to translate the main pages of its site. Contributions in either Official Language are more than welcome and, as appropriate, will be posted in the language the contributor has used.
Bulletin 106 - September 2023
The September 2023 issue’s highlights:
honours the late Howard Adelman’s outstanding work in favour of refugee resettlement in the 1970s and beyond;
informs about a Danish-Canadian immigration promoter based in Ottawa at the end of the 19th century; and
reports on a visa officer and immigration applicant meeting after 50 years, and the applicant’s compelling immigration story (to be concluded in the next issue).