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.
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.
This project is made possible by our dedicated team of volunteers and directors. A heartfelt thanks to these individuals:
- Stephanie Anderson Redmond
- Winnie L. Cheung
- Denise Fong
- Katie Hoang
- Tiffany Mak
- Pat Parungao
- Rose Wu
- Alick Yeung
- Wendy Yip
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.