Newcomers from cities across Canada created a two to five-minute video that shares their immigration experience in a personal and creative way.
The Digital Storytelling Project
As a museum of stories, we have always collected and shared written memoirs and oral histories to help all Canadians gain a better understanding of diverse immigration experiences.
In 2012-2013, another creative form of storytelling was added: digital stories. Working with facilitators from Community Story Strategies, we offered digital storytelling workshops across Canada.
Newcomers from ten cities in six provinces and one territory participated in three-day workshops and contributed their immigration stories to the project. Each participant created a two to five-minute video that shares their immigration experience in a personal and creative way.
We give our profound thanks to Jennifer Lafontaine and Emmy Pantin from Community Story Strategies, our community partners across Canada and especially our digital storytellers. Without you, this project would not have been possible.