ICAP's New Logo!

March 27, 2018 at 12:48 pm
ICAP is pleased to launch its new logo, just in time for the new membership and membership renewal drive, beginning April 1st. ICAP's brand new website is also just about to launch! Check for updates in the next few weeks!
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ICAP is pleased to announce plans for its 8th ANNUAL CONFERENCE & AGM -- AUGUST 24-25, 2018, Calgary, AB.

February 2, 2018 at 2:16 pm
ICAP is pleased to announce plans for its 8th ANNUAL CONFERENCE & AGM -- AUGUST 24-25, 2018, Calgary, AB. In collaboration with Sarracini Travel, ICAP has organized a pre-conference historical AB & BC motor coach tour (August 19-23, 2018) in which participants travel from Calgary through southern Alberta and southeastern British Columbia stopping in and visiting the sites where Italian Canadians have shaped local history. These include Calgary itself, Crowsnest Pass, Nelson, Fernie, Trail, Revelstoke, Emerald Lake, Canmore, and Kananaskis. ICAP collaborators, including the local museum staff, will be on hand to describe their collections and give insights into the contributions of Italian-Canadians. ICAP’s 8th conference is an opportunity to understand more closely the contributions of those who arrived in Western Canada by means of labour recruitment programs established by the Canadian Pacific Railway, Canadian National Railway and Dominion Coal Company. These companies recruited labourers to work on railway construction, to clear bush in Canada's hinterland or to engage in other forms of manual labour. Between the years 1901 and 1911, as they followed work opportunities and kinship chains, almost 2 million Italians arrived in North America, including 60,000 who came directly to Canada. ICAP participants will learn of the contributions of local figures such Gene Cioni, Lorenzo Grassi, and many others. Spread the news and join us! View the brochure!                        View Conference Page
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WINTER--SPRING UPDATE 2017

February 28, 2017 at 3:30 pm
Welcome to 2017 and our Winter - Spring update. Following our very successful 6th annual FALL conference and workshop 21st  Century Approaches to Preserving Italian-Canadian Narratives:   Engagement, Identification,  Sharing in London, Ontario jointly co-hosted by the Marconi Club and University of Western Ontario, we are working through the recommendations that emerged and new connections. A very big welcome to new Board Members, Antonio Calcagno (University of Western Ontario), Michael Iannozzi (Graduate Student, University of Western Ontario) and Caterina Maria Bueti Sotiriadis (Winnipeg) and many thanks for the renewed commitment and continuing service of re-elected Board of Director members and local and international advisors who continue to assist ICAP in partnering and connecting with other interested individuals, community groups, organizations, and institutions across Canada. ICAP is making new inroads with communities in Winnipeg, Calgary, and Edmonton who, in turn, are developing their own networks and organizing themselves to identify and document materials that describe the contributions of their local Italian Canadians and disseminating them across the ICAP network. Exciting new developments for 2017: 1) an enhanced website with universal accessibility; 2) our own ICAP You Tube channel for disseminating video materials; 3) the participation of ICAP members in the Heritages of Migration international conference in Buenos Aires in April 2017 and 4) the 7th annual conference scheduled for September 2017. We invite you to visit ICAP.CA, browse our resources, connect with us and become an ICAP member and supporter: https://icap.ca/join-icap/
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21st Century Approaches to Preserving Italian-Canadian Narratives

October 13, 2016 at 4:40 pm

Sixth National Conference in London, ON, October 14-15

21st  Century Approaches to Preserving Italian-Canadian Narratives:   Engagement, Identification,  Sharing “Italians lived in London (ON), Sarnia, Ottawa, Montreal, the Maritimes, Vancouver and Calgary!”  Yes, they did and do and in places throughout Canada, apart from Toronto. “Importantly, Italian-Canadians contributed as much to their communities as their communities influenced and changed their lives”, says Caroline Di Cocco, ICAP President.  “Now it is up to Italian-Canadian communities throughout Canada to stand up and commit to finding and sharing their histories and stories.” ICAP is a national network that reaches out to engage such communities across Canada to connect them with Italian-Canadian history experts, public archivists and community organizers; to train and educate communities in gathering, organizing and sharing their history; as well as, to share news, events and relevant models and experiences nationally. ICAP’s Sixth National Conference, October 14-15, brings together community activists, scholars, archivists, artists, students and people interested in the ICAP model.  On Friday,      The Marconi Club will host the Conference opening and AGM and offer a dinner and artistic evening program open to the public, featuring writer/poet Gianna Patriarca, a video on    Italian Canadians in London and a screening of the Paul Tana film on discovering and preserving a 1960s Montreal television show, Ricordati di noi.  Also, Bruno Ramirez and Gabriele Scardellato will launch their new edition of Italians in Canada: Yesterday and Today     On Saturday at the University of Western Ontario, Modern Languages, Arts and Humanities Bldg, 3B15, 1151 Richmond St., in the Keynote Session at 9am, Michael Moir, the York University Archivist and Jonathan Vance, Distinguished University Professor (UWO) will speak about making decisions to further research and scholarship be it institutional or personal.  Presenters from across the country will discuss models for internship programs, bridging classroom-community with teaching innovations in schools and universities and offering various tools and tips for gathering oral histories.    “By sharing and focusing on how our community and scholars have worked together in London, wehopetoencourageotherItalian-Canadiancommunitiestoactquicklybeforetheirhistoryandnarrativesarelostforever”,saysProf.AntonioCalcagno,King’sUniversityCollege,London. “Let’s get our Italian-Canadian history out of shoeboxes and our basements!” says President Di Cocco. “Let’s make them accessible to everyone, to future generations and to researchers whowilltellourItalian-Canadianstoriesinternationally.” Register for the conference at https://icap.ca/2016-conference/ For more information contact:    Caroline Di Cocco, ICAP President, carolinedicocco@gmail.com Prof. Antonio Calcagno, acalcagn@uwo.ca
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