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Italian Canadian Women Photograph Collection

In 1948, Canada began accepting family-sponsored Italian immigrants. Between 1950 and 1975, over 100,000 Italian women came as sojourners and settlers to their new country.  They joined others who had come to Canada earlier in search of a better life.  Hardworking and very family-oriented, these women contributed substantially to community building, economic growth and social stability. They and their descendants became crucial players in the development of our cherished multicultural society. This collection contains a selection of archival images from the period.

Collection contributed by: Multicultural History Society of Ontario

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Collection de photographies des femmes italiennes canadiennes

En 1948, le Canada a commencé à accepter des immigrants italiens parrainés par leur famille. Entre 1950 et 1975, plus de 100 000 femmes italiennes sont venues séjourner ou s’établir dans le pays. Elles ont rejoint d’autres personnes venues s’installer au Canada auparavant, en quête d’une vie meilleure. Laborieuses et attachées aux valeurs familiales, ces femmes ont largement contribué au développement de la conscience communautaire, à la croissance économique et à la stabilité sociale. Ces femmes et leurs descendants sont devenus des acteurs essentiels au développement de leur précieuse société multiculturelle. La collection contient une sélection d’images datant de cette période.

La collection est une contribution de la Multicultural History Society of Ontario