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Introducing the Newcomer Stories Collection

The Centre for Newcomers' 30th Anniversary Legacy Gift to the Community

Introducing the Newcomer Stories Collection

In Spring 2020, a new collection will be available for you to browse through the Calgary Public Library website. The Newcomer Stories Collection from the Centre for Newcomers is a digital archive of personal stories shared by new Canadians. This collection of videos offers a glimpse into each subject’s immigration experience, and sheds light on the trials and triumphs of moving to a different country.

The videos in this collection were created by the Centre for Newcomers with the help of the Audio and Video Recording Studios located at Central Library. The project was part of the Centre’s Legacy Gift to the Community, celebrating their 30th anniversary, and was made possible with the support of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, Canadian Heritage, and Alberta Culture and Tourism.

The full collection, which includes over 300 personal accounts from new Canadians, will be available to the public in 2020 through Calgary Public Library’s Digital Library, but you can preview a few videos now.

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