Multicultural History Society of Ontario
Founded in 1976 by a group of academics,civil servants, archivists and librarians, the MHSO is a not-for-profit educational institution that works with ethnocommunities, cultural agencis and institutions to preserve, record and make accessible archival and other material which demonstrate the role of immigration and ethnicity in shaping the cultural and economic growth of Ontario and Canada.
Renseignements sur les collections
Primary Source Materials (see description of Archival Collection)
Secondary Source Materials: Scholarly Jouranls, Theses, Publication books, etc.
Nombre approximatif d'objets ou de spécimens dans la collection : Over 9,000
Over 9,000 houses of oral testimony drawn from 70, ethnocultural groups.
Photogrphs: Over 60,000 photographs, The majority are unpublished family photographs.
Ethnic Press Collection Documents: Diaries, Jubilee Volumes, Almanacs, Correspondence, Passports etc.
Films and Videos •
Oral testimony collections a wide spectrum, including people who came before the First Wrold War as well Post War arrivals, refugees and other recent arrivals.
Autre : Letters, Diaries, ethnocommunity flyers ,articles etc.
2. Exhibitions Planning and Design
3. Research Services
4. Community Events
5. Educational workshops
6. Training in Oral History Methodology
7. Multicultural (ie. resource list of experts, community organizations)
Services de recherche
Reference services for scholars and students, of all ages interested members of the public.
Resource persons, experts research and production of reports and surveys for a number of institutions including government and social service agencies.
Oral testimony workshops and preservation of group and personal records and all interested persons.
Archival Records •
Genealogical Research •
Information Centre •
Video Library •
Conference or Symposium
Workshop: On Community mapping; how to do orla history;Neighbourhood Photo Essays.
Slide show presentation "Early ethnic history of Toronto"; "Inspectors relic" workshops (exploring history) for grades 4-10.
Talks: Multiculturalism as Public policy to school andcommunity groups.
Classes or Workshops
Autre : Professional Development Day workshops for teachers and business re: Equaty and antiracism; Asian Heritage Month;Website/Curriculum programme for the "Global Gathering Place".
Information aux Visiteurs
Exhibit tours at the centre and heritage gallery of Canada's peoples.
Reference Services; Publication sales
Information Centre or Desk
Special Needs Facilities
: Wheelchair access
Autres visites guidées : Provide Bilingual Services and other languages on request.
Publications et produits
1. Publictions includes monographs, conference proceedings, ethnocultural voices series, reference works including the Encyclopedia of Canada's Peoples;Ethnic Studies and Oral Testimony Guidebook and, of course, one bulletin Polyphony.
2. Educational Curricula materials including: Coming to Gum San (hardcover publication); The Chinese in Canada education kit, Global Gathering Place electronic education site; Exhibitions (traveling) and exhibit catalogues.
43 Queen's Park Crescent East
Voir la carte
Ouvert : 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (Saturday open for volunteers to work on projects).
All statutory holidays.
Droits d'entrée :
Visitors to the MHSO we encouraged to become Friends/Members of the society.
Suggested contributions are:
1. Students $15
2. Seniors $20
3. Individuals $30
4. Families $50
5. Institutions $110
6. Benefactors $150
Supporters and volunteers receive an annual newsletter, advance notice of lectures and symposia, discounts on MHSO publications and special invitations to events and exhibits-also membership to the Royal Ontario Museum, where the MHSO maintains the "Heritage Gallery".