The project entitled “Histoire et culture de la diaspora caribéenne au Québec: préparation d’outils éducatifs pour les intervenants jeunesse communautaires” is a collaboration between Dr. Aziz Choudry, Department of Integrated Studies in Education at McGill University, and the Centre International de Documentation et d’Information Haïtienne, Caraïbéenne et Afro-Canadienne (CIDIHCA). It is funded by the Ministère de l’Enseignement supérieur, de la Recherche et de la Science of Quebec, through the Fonds des services aux collectivités and was done over two years, from 2012 to 2014. One of its objectives is to use CIDIHCA’s unique resources (books, photos, old documents, etc.) to create popular education material for youth on the history of the Caribbean diaspora in Quebec, and to provide youth community workers with educational tools and ideas on how to use them.

As part of the project, two educational tools and an activity guide were produced. The photo booklet Caribbean life in Quebec: A pictorial history of the 60s, 70s and 80s and the timeline From the Caribbean to Quebec: Glimpses into a century of history were designed to introduce the history of Caribbean communities in Quebec in an accessible and creative way. The booklet and the timeline can be used with different age groups to raise awareness about Caribbean history in the province and to address questions related to feelings of belonging and identity of youth from these communities. The guide My story is history suggests a series of workshops to be implemented in connection with the booklet and the timeline. Many of these activities were done throughout 2014 in community centres in Montreal.

In collaboration with



We would like to thank the following organizations, long time collaborators of CIDIHCA, for their participation in the project:

La Maison d’Haïti

Le Bureau de la Communauté Haïtienne de Montréal

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