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.