The Multicultural History Society of Ontario is delighted to announce that work has officially begun on its 3-year project to create an online archive documenting the immigrant and ethnic experience. The archive will feature oral history interviews and historical photographs from the MHSO collection, augmented by contextual commentary and innovative educational programming.
It is now exactly forty years since Canada became the first country in the world to adopt multiculturalism as an official policy, and Ontario has a rich history of ethnocultural diversity. This online archive will help educators tutor students on this vital aspect of our provincial heritage, and highlight to all Ontarians and visitors our vibrant cultural mosaic.
The MHSO gratefully acknowledges the generous financial support from the Ontario Trillium Foundation that makes this project possible. A leading grant-maker in Canada, OTF strengthens the capacity of the voluntary sector through investments in community-based initiatives. An agency of the Government of Ontario, OTF builds healthy and vibrant communities.