Although it developed later than the British Columbia community, Chinese immigration to Ontario was already a significant force in the 1950s. After changes to immigration policy in 1967 opened the doors to skilled workers, large Chinese communities began to form in Toronto and Ottawa, as well other large Canadian cities. As a result, the size and internal diversity of Ontario’s Chinese communities increased dramatically in the 1970s and 80s. This increased presence led to community activism around issues such as education, language maintenance, and city development, as well as the formation of the Chinese Canadian National Council for Equality, based in Toronto.
The Ottawa Chinese Community Newsletter (sometimes entitled National Capital Chinese Community Newsletter) was a monthly newspaper published in Chinese between 1977 and 1987. It concerned itself with the political situation of Chinese-Canadians and with relations between China and Canada. All available issues have been digitized.
Contributed by Multicultural History Society of Ontario.