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Ottawa Chinese Community Newsletter

Although it developed later than the British Columbia community, Chinese immigration to Ontario was already a significant force in the 1950s. After changes to immigration policy in 1967 opened the doors to skilled workers, large Chinese communities began to form in Toronto and Ottawa, as well other large Canadian cities. As a result, the size and internal diversity of Ontario’s Chinese communities increased dramatically in the 1970s and 80s. This increased presence led to community activism around issues such as education, language maintenance, and city development, as well as the formation of the Chinese Canadian National Council for Equality, based in Toronto.

The Ottawa Chinese Community Newsletter (sometimes entitled National Capital Chinese Community Newsletter) was a monthly newspaper published in Chinese between 1977 and 1987. It concerned itself with the political situation of Chinese-Canadians and with relations between China and Canada. All available issues have been digitized.

Collection contributed by: Multicultural History Society of Ontario

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Ottawa Chinese Community Newsletter

L’immigration chinoise s’est d’abord développée en Colombie-Britannique, mais elle est devenue une force importante en Ontario dans les années 1950. Suite au changement de la loi sur l’immigration en 1967, laquelle a ouvert les portes aux travailleurs qualifiés étrangers, d’importantes communautés chinoises se sont établies à Toronto, à Ottawa et dans plusieurs autres grandes villes. Par conséquent, la taille et la diversité interne des communautés chinoises ontariennes ont énormément augmenté dans les années 1970 et 1980. Ce phénomène a stimulé l’activisme communautaire en faveur de grands dossiers comme l’éducation, la protection de la langue, le développement urbain, ainsi que l’établissement du Conseil national des canadiens chinois à Toronto.

Le Ottawa Chinese Community Newsletter (parfois nommé National Capital Chinese Community Newsletter) fut publié mensuellement en chinois entre 1977 et 1987. Il s’intéressait surtout à la situation politique des Canadiens chinois et aux relations entre la Chine et le Canada. Tous les numéros disponibles ont été numérisés.

Contribution de la Multicultural History Society of Ontario