Newfoundland Chinese Head Tax Education Project
NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR HEAD TAX REDRESS ORGANIZATION
June, 2009 - March, 2012
The Newfoundland and Labrador Head Tax Redress Organization (NLHRO) will promote awareness of and education on the Newfoundland Head Tax, its impact on the Chinese–Canadian community, and the contributions of pioneering Chinese immigrants who made the Dominion of Newfoundland and Labrador their first home in Canada. It will produce a series of complimentary products and events to reach its target audiences, namely Chinese-Canadians, young students and the general public, and maintain their interest in this important historical issue. The project will begin with the release of a trilingual website (English, French and traditional Chinese) to house an online exhibit of short videos, photographs, archives and articles about the Newfoundland Head Tax and the contributions of the early Newfoundland and Labrador Chinese. To augment the profile of this issue, the NLHRO will follow with the public unveiling of a permanent monument in downtown St. John's, and the coinciding launch of a temporary museum exhibit. The project will conclude with the release of an educational resource kit for elementary educators and students. Together, the four project components will provide opportunities for meaningful commemoration, and will contribute to the education of Canadians on the untold, largely unknown stories of Newfoundland and Labrador's Chinese community.