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Community Consultations: Report of Activities and Outcomes

Multicultural Initiatives, Strategic Office
Library and Archives Canada
August 2006


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Conclusion

An overwhelming number of the participants involved in the consultation process, whether service providers or cultural community members, viewed both the creation of Library and Archives Canada and the consultation process as positive steps to be encouraged. Many hoped that this dialogue would translate into tangible next steps, partnership opportunities and the expansion of LAC resources for cultural communities and service providers. It remains for Library and Archives Canada to digest the consultation feedback carefully and to work out how best to act on what was learned. We have asked, we have listened; the challenge now is to respond.

Prepared by Sarah Pollard, MLIS
Research Officer
Multicultural Initiatives, Strategic Office
Library and Archives Canada

APPENDIX A: Acknowledgements

Library and Archives Canada (LAC) wishes to thank the following individuals and organizations that have helped to make the community consultation process possible through partnership:

Ravi Basi, Surrey Public Library

Jan Fu, Vancouver Public Library

Philip Robert, Ottawa Public Library (Rideau Branch)

Pierre Meunier, Bibliothèque de Montréal, Ville de Montréal

Monique Khouzam, Bibliothèque de Montréal, Ville de Montréal

Diane Fréchette, Bibliothèque de Montréal, Ville de Montréal

Nathalie Préfontaine, Bibliothèque de Montréal (Bibliothèque Parc-Extension)

Michael Murphy, Ottawa Public Library (Main Library)

Library and Archives Canada also wishes to thank all of those community members, cultural organizations and service providers who offered their time and expertise to the consultation process. It is only through the participation of such parties that LAC can learn and develop to better serve all Canadians.

APPENDIX B: List of Participants

Telephone Interviews with Regional Service Providers

Carrie-Ann Smith, Pier 21, Halifax, NS
Reuben Ware, City of Vancouver Archives, Vancouver, BC
Rosemary Griebel, Calgary Public Library, Calgary, AB
Gloria Romaniuk, Ukrainian Cultural and Educational Centre (Oseredok), Winnipeg, MB
Angela Mehmel, Winnipeg Public Library, Winnipeg, MB
Barbara Buxton, Port Moody Public Library, Port Moody, BC
Nancy Marrelli, Concordia University Archives, Montréal, QC
Janice Rosen, Canadian Jewish Congress National Archives and Reference Centre, Montréal, QC
Lysanne Ferron, Laval Public Library (Multicultural Library), Laval, QC
Magdalena Vanderkooy, Toronto Public Library (Malvern District), Toronto, ON

Vancouver

South Asian Community Consultation

Surrey Public Library (Strawberry Hill Library)
7399 122 Street, Surrey, BC
October 22, 2004, 12:00pm-2:00pm

Raj Badh, Fraser Health Authority, South Fraser Health Region, Newton Public Health Unit
Ravi Basi, Surrey Public Library
Melanie Houlden, Surrey Public Library
Gurbir Gill, Surrey Delta Immigrant Services Society
Moninder Bubber, Simon Fraser University
Kamaljit Bal, Progressive Intercultural Community Services Society
Param Grewal, Progressive Intercultural Community Services Society
Satnam Singh, VIRSA
Mijin Kim, Library and Archives Canada

Chinese Community Consultation

Vancouver Public Library (Central Library)
350 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC
October 25, 2004, 12:00pm-3:00pm

Peter Liang, SUCCESS
Tess Chang, Fairchild Radio
Baldwin Wong, City of Vancouver
Jan Fu, Vancouver Public Library
Shelagh Flaherty, Vancouver Public Library
Ravi Basi, Surrey Public Library
Tania Tong, Surrey Public Library
Charles Yang, Taiwanese Canadian Cultural Society
Wendy Jang, Richmond Public Library
Mijin Kim, Library and Archives Canada

Ottawa

Somali Community Consultation

Ottawa Public Library (Rideau Branch)
377 Rideau Street, Ottawa, ON
November 8, 2005, 11:00am-1:30pm

Mengis Tsegaye, Local Agencies Serving Immigrants (LASI) -World Skills
Mohamoud Hagi-Aden, Better Beginnings, Better Futures, South-East Ottawa
Abdirizak Warsame, Ottawa-Carleton District School Board (Multicultural Liaison Officer)
Shoon Omar, Lowertown Community Resource Centre
Abdirizak Karod, Somali Center for Family Services
Rukia Warsame, Somali Centre for Family Services
Wali Farah, Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization (OCISO)
ZamZam Tani, Carlington Community and Health Services
Abdi Yunis, Somali Community Elder
Ikram Jama, Somali Community Researcher
Philip Robert, Ottawa Public Library (Rideau Branch)
Mijin Kim, Library and Archives Canada
Sarah Pollard, Library and Archives Canada
Brooke Storey, Library and Archives Canada

Italian Community Consultation

Ottawa Public Library (Main Library)
120 Metcalfe Street, Ottawa, ON
February 21, 2006, 11:00am- 1:30pm

Domenico Ricci, Villa Marconi
Paolo Siraco, Centro Giovanile Formativo ItaloCanadese/ Italian Canadian Youth Formation Centre
Gino Marrello, Associazione Culturale Savuto-Cleto
Joe Cotroneo, Preston Street Business Improvement Association / Owner, Pub Italia
Luciano Pradal, Community member / Researcher
Angelo Barone, Canadian Italian Business and Professional Association
Antonina Rizzo, Community Member
Michael Murphy, Ottawa Public Library (Main Library)
Mijin Kim, Library and Archives Canada
Sarah Pollard, Library and Archives Canada
Brooke Storey, Library and Archives Canada

Montréal

Black Anglophone Community Consultation

Bibliothèque de Montréal (Bibliothèque Parc-Extension)
421 rue Saint-Roch, Montréal, QC
November 29, 2005, 11:00am-1:30pm

Tanya Best, Black Community Resource Centre
David Austin, Alfie Roberts Institute
Antonia Sealy, Barrow Institute of Community Leadership
Aubria Sealy, Barrow Institute of Community Leadership
Dr. Myrna Lashley, John Abbott College
Diane Fréchette, Bibliothèque de Montréal, Ville de Montréal
Mijin Kim, Library and Archives Canada
Sarah Pollard, Library and Archives Canada

Haitian Community Consultation

Bibliothèque de Montréal, (Bibliothèque Parc-Extension)
421 rue Saint-Roch, Montréal, QC
November 30, 2005, 11:00am-1:30pm

Réal Bathalon, Institut Interculturel de Montréal
Frantz Saint-Léger, Association Haitiano-Canado Québécoise d'Aide aux Démunis
Josephe Sélicitades, Association Haitiano-Canado Québécoise d'Aide aux Démunis
Lysanne Ferron, Bibliothèque Multiculturelle, Ville de Laval
Elisabeth Dembil, Carrefour de Liaison et d'Aide Multi-ethnique (CLAM)
Sbahani Bouchra, Carrefour de Liaison et d'Aide Multi-ethnique (CLAM)
Yves Jean, Carrefour de Liaison et d'Aide Multi-ethnique (CLAM)
Frantz Lafoutaut, Association des Enseignants et Enseignantes Haïtiens du Québec (AEEHQ)
Diane Fréchette, Bibliothèque de Montréal, Ville de Montréal
Normand Laplante, Bibliothèque et Archives Canada
Sarah Pollard, Bibliothèque et Archives Canada

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