The Mariano A. Elia Chair in Italian-Canadian Studies, York University
The MAEC in the person of its Chairholder, Gabriele Scardellato is ICAP’s principal founding sponsor and primary financial and academic sustainer, initiating and co-hosting the founding Workshop in October 2010 at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay. Since The MAEC promotes knowledge of the Italian-Canadian experience and its contribution to the development of Canada, the ICAP and MAEC missions are symbiotic.
Canadian Museum of History
Mauro Peressini, ICAP board member (2010-2014) is Curator, Social History) and is responsible for the exhibition and collection titled, Presenza. The CMH hosted the 4th Annual conference, where ICAP launched and held its first AGM
Canadian Association for Italian Studies
The Canadian Association for Italian Studies is an international organization composed mainly of academics, although a good number of our members come from outside the university. ICAP holds update sessions at CAIS annual conferences.
Clara Thomas Archives and Special Collections – York University
The Clara Thomas Archives and Special Collections and its archivist Michael Moir, have been official ICAP collaborators since 2016. ICAP has facilitated the collection of the following Italian-Canadian collections: Angelo Principe Papers and Luigi Nasato fonds
Casa d’Italia Montréal
Nancy Marelli, ICAP Board Member maintains the archives at Casa d’Italia Montreal. The Casa d’Italia sustains local heritage by actively collecting documents and oral history that is catalogued and contained in the archives. The Casa d’Italia co-hosted ICAP’s 3rd Workshop and Conference with Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Montréal.
Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21
Pier 21 supports the efforts of ICAP by providing ICAP members and researchers with relevant information related to Italian immigration to Canada. ICAP welcomes Carrie-Ann Smith, Vice-President Audience Engagement to its Board.
Vancouver Italian Cultural Centre
The Vancouver Italian Cultural Centre and its archivist, Angela Clarke, ICAP Board member, hosted host ICAP’s 5th annual Workshop / Conference in 2015. They collaborate with ICAP by organizing activities that support and fulfill the mission of preserving the contributions of Italian-Canadians with special, but not exclusive emphasis on British Columbia.
Ontario Historical Society (OHS)
Also one of ICAP’s founding members, the Ontario Historical Society, supports ICAP with its expertise and documentation. The Executive Director, Rob Leverty acts as an advisor to the Board of Directors.
Sarnia-Lambton's Italian-Canadian Community Narratives Project: Phase One
ICAP’s proposal was successful resulting in funding from the Documentary Heritage Communities Program (DHCP) of Library and Archives Canada (Government of Canada) for Sarnia-Lambton's Italian-Canadian Community Narratives Project: Phase One. This project allows materials that have been collected over several decades to be curated and digitized. Since the 1980’s, members of the community worked to collect, record and save Sarnia-Lambton’s Italian-Canadian history. Twenty-five first-hand accounts of curated narratives of Italian-Canadian immigrants to the Sarnia-Lambton region will be added to ICAP’s online repository, a permanent link in partnership with The Lambton County Archives. Michael Iannozzi has been hired to lead this work and upon completion, a virtual exhibit will be launched December of 2018, accompanied by a symposium/workshop. ICAP provides an umbrella national network that facilitates local community projects. ICAP will produce a report, and best practices template, to share with other Italian-Canadian initiatives engaged in collecting and curating cultural narratives with the overall aim of creating digitized virtual exhibits to be added to ICAP’s online repository. The impact of this particular project will bolster the ongoing work of preserving Italian-Canadian heritage across Canada.
Emigration of the Zoppolani
An investigation of the departures and arrivals of a group of Zoppolani, Italians from the northeast of Italy who travelled through Ellis Island to British Columbia in search of work between 1906 and 1923. Research lead by Gabriella Colussi Arthur based on archival materials created by G. Scardellato and R. Perin.
Well-Being Among Italian-Canadians
A SSHRC-funded research project addressing issues related to culture and well-being among Italian Canadians in Cape Breton, southern Ontario, and the lower mainland of British Columbia. *Location of lead researcher, Sam Migliore.
York University Libraries
Patron-Driven Acquisitions and the Development of Research collections: The Case of the Portuguese Canadian History Project. Michael B. Moir, University Archivist and Head, clara Thomas Archives and Special Collections, York University Libraries
The Italian Heritage Project · The Italian Heritage Project
The Italian Heritage Project is an initiative in collaboration with the Italian Canadian Archives Project (ICAP) and the University of Guelph, that was born of a fortunate convergence of events.
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