A Historical Brief of Chinese–Canadians in Ottawa

Recipient
EASTERN ONTARIO HOY SUN ASSOCIATION (EOHSA)
Dates
September, 2009 - December, 2010
Location
Kanata, ON
Project Details

The Eastern Ontario Hoy Sun Association (EOHSA) will publish, through written and photographic collections, the historical experiences of Chinese-Canadians in Ottawa, Toronto and Montreal, as well as in Vancouver and Calgary, where the EOHSA's sister organizations are located. The goal is to educate the public and future generations about the sacrifices and accomplishments of these Chinese workers and the impact on these communities of the Chinese Head Tax and Exclusion Act. EOHSA will research, conduct interviews, assemble and coordinate in one collection the most pertinent digitized texts and photographs recounting the history of these Chinese–Canadian families. The collection will be donated to a repository that will be held for public access at the University of British Columbia's Digital Library. The digitized stories will describe the monumental challenges and invaluable achievements of these Chinese pioneers in order to guarantee the safekeeping of this piece of Chinese–Canadian history, and create an educational resource for future generations and researchers.

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