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Connecting Canadians: Canada’s Multicultural Newspapers Beta Website

Learn about the experiences of immigrants and early pioneers to Canada!

Connecting Canadians provides an opportunity for individuals to connect with their heritage by exploring early newspapers and engaging in learning activities. The collection includes Croatian, Estonian, Finnish, Hungarian, Polish, Serbian, Ukrainian, Serbo-Croatian, Latvian, and Lithuanian newspapers.

Communication between immigrants and their loved ones in their home country in the pre-internet, television and radio age relied heavily on newspapers. As a result, immigrant newspapers document the earliest years of immigrant experience in Canada.

Often the newspapers were published in the heritage language of the community, making them an invaluable and unique resource for descendants of immigrants, students and teachers of the immigrant experience, scholars and researchers, as well as genealogists.