“Truly, family is who loves you” – Wayson Choy
We in Canada have been shaped by migration. Whether moving from rural to urban, from coast to coast, by air, land, or sea, our journeys have shaped who we are and where we are. Tell us your own story of migration, or that of a parent or grandparent or great-great-grandparent. Interview a neighbour or a family member or ask a young person to interview you. Share your short video or audio recording with us as we uncover our collective story.
PCHC-MOM is gathering and sharing stories of Pacific Canada and beyond to better understand migrants and descendants of migrants who arrived through western portals to live on the territories of Indigenous peoples.
Please join us by sharing your story on social media. Use the hashtag #PCHCMOM and #FacesofPacificCanada. Alternately, join our Facebook group or email us directly. PCHC-MOM will gather submissions where they will live on our website with other Pacific Canada Stories.
The Pacific Canada Heritage Centre – Museum of Migration Society (PCHC) is a non-profit society established in 2011 to build a wider and improved understanding of Canada’s history and growth through intercultural explorations of historic and current trans-Pacific immigration.
Its mission is to establish a Museum of Migration at a site of historical significance for Canadians whose families first arrived in Canada through its western portals, and create a supporting national research network for an interdisciplinary and more inclusive interpretation of Canada’s history.
Before a physical Museum can be constructed in Metro Vancouver, we have been functioning as a “museum without walls”, conducting oral history projects, offering workshops, hosting educational and cultural events as well as exhibitions. We endeavour to nurture the general public’s interest and ability to research and share their own family/migration stories and the omitted stories of marginalized communities.
By building meaningful relationships with diverse cultural and ethnic groups, we engage participants in our programs to understand past and current relationships between immigrants and host communities, including their interaction with Indigenous peoples. We endeavour to nurture the general public’s interest and ability to research and share their own family/migration stories.
Interested but not sure how to get started? PCHC-MoM will be hosting webinars and a virtual storytelling club.
The Pacific Canada Heritage Centre – Museum of Migration (PCHC – MoM) Society is a non-profit society incorporated in 2011.
PCHC aims to cultivate a wider and more inclusive understanding and appreciation of the history and heritage of Pacific Canada and beyond by highlighting the histories previously underrepresented Indigenous and other marginalized peoples and communities, through research, preservation, exhibition, formal instruction and informal learning. Visit our main website to learn more.
Contact us if you have any questions or want to get involved!
268 Keefer Street, #302
The Pacific Canada Heritage Centre – Museum of Migration (PCHC – MoM) Society is located on the unceded traditional territories of the Skwxwú7mesh, Səl̓ílwətaɬ and xʷməθkwəy̓əm First Nations.