PCHP | PHLC now in Senso Magazine.

The PCHP | PHLC has begun a new partnership with Senso Magazine this month, with the publication of our first article in what we will be an ongoing collaboration. Our first article, “Introdução ao Projecto de História Luso-Canadiana,” is a sum of who we are, what we’ve done, and what we intend to do in the future. In the following issues, we will publish brief, illustrated articles, on various episodes, phenomena, or personalities of significance in the history of the Portuguese in Canada.

In the next issue, Susana Miranda will write on the topic of her research: Portuguese women cleaners in Toronto and their labour organization in the 1970s-80s.

The PCHP | PHLC thanks Ana Fernandes-Iria for giving us this opportunity, and assistiing us in the pursuit of our goals, namely to give the community access to its own history.

Hope you enjoy our articles and we look forward to hear your comments.

The Portuguese Canadian History Project | Projeto de História Luso-Canadiana

The Portuguese Canadian History Project | Projeto De História Luso-Canadiana (PCHP|PHLC) is a community outreach initiative that started in 2008, and is coordinated by Gilberto Fernandes, Susana Miranda, and Raphael Costa. It is committed to locating historical sources in the hands of private individuals and organizations in the Portuguese-Canadian community and having them placed in the care of the Clara Thomas Archives and Special Collections at York University.  Organizations and individuals like the Portuguese Interagency Network, the Portuguese Canadian Democratic Association, Domingos Marques, Ilda Januário, David Higgs have entrusted us with their collections.

While the PCHP|PHLC continues to pursue collections, we have begun to use some of the material collected to develop a curriculum for public viewing meant to showcase the Portuguese-Canadian experience.  This online display is one tool in that program.  The PCHP|PHLC can be reached at prtcan.history@gmail.com.