Here’s an excerpt from an exciting announcement about new funding for the Multicultural Canada website developed in partnership with the SFU Library:
“The federal department of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages just announced a grant to the SFU Library of $400,000 to digitize additional content for the Multicultural Canada website. Project partners include Dr. Barbara Winter (SFU Museum), Dr. Ozlem Sensoy (Faculty of Education), Burnaby teacher Craig MacLeod, Multicultural History Society of Ontario, UofT, University of Calgary, and UBC. Over 400,000 photographs, diaries, books, newspapers, oral histories and Indonesian shadow puppets will be added to the existing half million items already digitized thanks to an earlier grant. Chinese, Japanese, Italian and Ukranian materials will be a focus this time, while web site improvements and related curriculum materials will add more value.”
Read the full announcement here: Library Secures $400,000 more in funding for Multicultural Canada
Also, check out the Learning Modules section that includes resources designed to help teachers and students make use of the wealth of historical, primary materials from Canada’s multi-ethnic communities now available online through Multicultural Canada.