The Coptic Canadian History Project (CCHP) is a non-profit community outreach organization that intends to bridge the gap between public archives, immigrant communities, and academic scholars. It aims to identify, archive, digitize, preserve, and provide free access to source materials that reflect the knowledge, collective memory, and experiences of Egypt’s Coptic population, Coptic immigrants in Canada, and their descendants. We hope to raise the profile of Coptic Canadians, highlight their diverse identities and experiences, and ensure that their legacy carries well into the future.
Welcome to the Coptic Canadian History Project’s inaugural digital exhibit, an interactive map following the movements and interactions of the earliest Coptic Christian immigrants as they navigated Toronto’s places of worship. We are delighted to launch this spatial representation at Myseum of Toronto’s third annual Intersections Festival.
Join us on March 12 – 24, for Myseum of Toronto’s Intersections Festival. St. Mark’s Coptic Museum and the CCHP have partnered to bring you stories of Coptic communities and their artifacts. Held in St. Mark’s Coptic Museum and Culture Centre, we will begin with a multimedia talk presented by the CCHP and launch our inaugural digital exhibit, an interactive map of Coptic Places of Worship in Toronto.
Join us Friday April 13 and Saturday April 14 in the Archives of Ontario at York University for the second annual CCHP conference. Enjoy two full days of exciting panel presentations, an engaging keynote address by Dr. Carolyn Ramzy, and cap off the event with a complementary ticket to the Canadian Premiere of Kafr Kassem by Film Maker Borhane Alaouié.