South Asian Canadian Historic Places Recognition Project
Public Nomination Process
Nominations for the South Asian Canadian Historic Places Recognition Project are now closed. Thank you to everyone who contributed their stories or nominated a historic place of significance to the South Asian Canadian Community in British Columbia! We look forward to informing you in the new year regarding the next steps in this process.
From the nominations a selection of historic places will be officially recognized by the Province of British Columbia and placed on both the B.C. Register of Historic Places and the Canadian Register of Historic Places (www.historicplaces.ca).
*For this process, South Asian is defined as those individuals who identify themselves as having heritage based in India, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Pakistan, Maldives, and Sri Lanka.
Heritage Values Workshop
Thank you to everyone who joined us at the Heritage Values Workshop! We are grateful for all the knowledge, stories and values you shared with us about historic places associated with the South Asian Canadian community in B.C. If you were unable to attend but would still like to provide feedback, you may fill out all or a portion of the following form and send to Judith Cook at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Recognition Project
The Province of British Columbia, in partnership with the Royal BC Museum and the Centre for Indo Canadian Studies at the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV), is working to tell a more inclusive B.C. history story. In support of this initiative, the Royal BC Museum and UFV have developed multicultural and intercultural initiatives to explore, preserve and share the experiences of migrant communities which contributed to the history, culture and development of B.C. The Provincial Recognition Program (PRP), led by the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, recognizes historic places around B.C. that embody heritage values significant to its diverse communities.
The South Asian Canadian Historic Places Recognition Project focuses on the stories of individuals who identify themselves as having heritage based in the South Asian regions of India, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Pakistan, Maldives and Sri Lanka. Recognition of places with historic significance to South Asian Canadians will serve as an opportunity to celebrate British Columbia’s diversity, and acknowledge the contributions of South Asian Canadians in British Columbia—both past and present—to the prosperity of the province.
This nomination process is conducted on behalf of the Royal BC Museum, Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies at the University of the Fraser Valley, and the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations.