What is oral history? It’s a question we got asked a lot when the Canada Indonesia Diaspora Society first pitched the LANSIA Oral History Project, an initiative that aims to preserve the untold stories of Indonesian-born Canadian immigrants. CIDS felt passionately about collecting these stories from the source: the people who experienced them. And, with a…

  There’s a reason the expression “food is love” exists. From birth, being breastfed and having food prepared for us by our mothers was the way we were cared for. Being fed as a helpless infant was how our survival was ensured. At the outset of existence, that’s the mark of love. As we get…

A message from our funder, the Minister Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development: “The Government of Canada is proud to support organizations like the Canada Indonesia Diaspora Society through the New Horizons for Seniors Program.  By recording the immigration histories of local Indonesian-Canadian seniors, the Society will help preserve their rich cultural…

CIDS networking event, with the theme of Effective Networking, was held at Burnaby Firefighters Hall, Burnaby, BC. We have the honour to host guest speakers Mr. Luke Arathoon from Surrey Board of Trade,  and Ms. Carmelita Tapia from ASEAN Canada Business Council.  Both shared valuable strategies of taking  networking skills to the next level.

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