About Us

ICAP brings Italian-Canadian Communities together with Scholars, Archivists and Experts to better collect, preserve and  share Our Past.

Who We Are

The Italian-Canadian Archives Project (ICAP) emerged from a series of conversations between scholars, archivists and community organizers about the need to develop and promote a systematic national strategy to gather and preserve historical materials.
Together, our members and supporters have developed a national network of researchers and organizations that make it possible to reach out to communities across Canada and connect them with experts in Italian-Canadian history and public archives.

 

How it Began

The organization was initially launched at Lakehead University in October, 2010 as a collaboration between the Institute for Italian Studies – Lakehead University, the Advanced Institute for Globalization and Culture (Lakehead University), and The Mariano A. Elia Chair in Italian-Canadian Studies (York University).

 

What We Do

The Italian-Canadian Archives Project (ICAP) is a network of scholars, archivists and community organizers created to better collect and share historical material through community outreach and education.

We encourage families, communities and organizations to share historical items — documents, letters and photos — that capture the experiences of Italians in Canada with a local archive or museum. We’re here to help with the process and ensure that contributors are easily connected with the right organizations to better collect and share our history, or offer them the tools to do it themselves.

While our main focus is engaging Italian Canadians across Canada who are interested in contributing historic items with public archives, our network is also used to share news, events and expertise relevant to their communities.

 

Members

Our members, including Board of Directors, local and international advisors, are established and emerging Italian-Canadian community leaders and scholars in the field of Italian-Canadian studies who strive to partner and connect with other interested individuals, community groups, organizations, and institutions across Canada.

Supporters

ICAP supporters are organizations that have contributed to ICAP’s development and initiatives. In order to bring our message to communities across Canada, we partner with community and cultural organizations, archives, institutions and other related non-profits.

Board of Directors

 

 

Caroline Di Cocco

President

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Gabriella Colussi-Arthur

Vice-President

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Maria Cioni

Secretary 

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Michael Iannozzi

Treasurer

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Angela Clarke

Board Member

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Antonio Calcagno

Board Member

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Bruno Ramirez

Board Member

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Caterina Maria Bueti Sotiriadis

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Gabriele Scardellato

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Giulia De Gasperi

Board Member

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Konrad Eisenbichler

Board Member

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Mauro Peressini

Board Member

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Nancy Marrelli

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Olga Pugliese

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Sandra Parmegiani

Board Member

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Advisory Committee

Javier P. Grossutti

International Advisor

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