Chinese Canadian Women, Obstacles and Accomplishments From 1923–1967

Multicultural History Society of Ontario.
June, 2009 - March, 2011
Toronto, ON
Project Details

The Multicultural History Society of Ontario will create a website to showcase the obstacles and accomplishments of Chinese–Canadian women from the introduction of the Chinese Exclusion Act in 1923 to 1967. The website will consist of an online exhibit including Chinese–Canadian women recounting their personal experiences, a database containing photographs, interviews and other archival material, lesson plans and a guide for teachers to be used with the exhibit, games based on the life experiences of Chinese–Canadian women the Society has interviewed, and contests and “how to’s”. The project will provide a permanent, comprehensive archive for educators and youth, Chinese–Canadians, first generation immigrants and the general public. The project offers Canadians across generations and of diverse backgrounds opportunities to become educated and to celebrate how Chinese women laid the groundwork for a vibrant community, establishing schools, cultivating allies and creating businesses. Chinese–Canadian women and their descendants in particular will feel commemorated, and that their past experiences have been recognized.