Our interview with Portuguese-Canadian Eurovision contestant Peter Serrado aired on RTPi

Our interview with Toronto’s singer/songwriter Peter Serrado, contestant in the Portuguese qualifying round of the Eurovision song contest, aired on RTPi’s “Hora dos Portugueses” (Nov. 15, 1st story) [English w/ Portuguese subtitles]. You can watch it here.

A nossa entrevista com o compositor de Toronto Peter Serrado, concorrente no Festival da Canção Português, foi emitida no programa “Hora dos Portugueses” da RTPi (Nov. 15, 1a. peça). Pode vê-la aqui.

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The Portuguese Interagency Network’s records at the CTASC have been processed

The Portuguese Interagency Network’s records have been processed and are now open for consultation (with some access restrictions) at the Clara Thomas Archives and Special Collections, York University Libraries (CTASC).

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“From Coast to Coast: A Community in Transition,” report of the Portuguese Canadian National Conference in Ottawa, organized by P.I.N. in 1993.

Founded in 1978, the Portuguese Interagency Network (PIN) was a community-based, non-profit organization that connected social service providers and other civic professionals who worked with Portuguese-speaking individuals in Ontario. Its membership would grow to include over 200 member agencies, along with many individual members. PIN’s areas of action were reflected in the make-up of its working committees, which included Adult Education, Child Education, Family and Community Services, Health, Special Needs, and Seniors. Other ad-hoc committees included: “Ready or Not,” “Youth Committee,” “Lusophone,” and “Employment Equity.” PIN also produced multiple studies and reports about Toronto’s Portuguese-Canadian community, with the goal of influencing government policies. It lead education campaigns on issues of health, adult education, literacy, sexual assault, and skills training. The Kensington Clinic, Portuguese Mental Health Clinic, Downtown Employment Services, Portuguese Family Crisis Centre, Access Alliance Multicultural Health Centre, Bradford Immigrant Community Services, and the Portuguese Canadian National Congress are some of the organizations that PIN helped develop. In the mid-1990s, funding cuts during Premier Mike Harris’ government would strike a fatal blow to PIN’s operations, leading to its closure in 2009.

This is one of the most important collections that the PCHP has helped transfer to the CTASC, with extensive information about a wide range of social, economic, educational, political, cultural and other important aspects of Portuguese-Canadian life in the Greater Toronto Area, Ontario, and across Canada, in the 1970s-2000s. That is reflected in the collection’s “subject access points,” which include: Conflict of generations; Multiculturalism; Substance abuse; HIV/AIDS awareness; Violence — Adolescence; Education; Immigrants — Services for; Equity, Pay; Domestic Violence; Occupational Health and Safety; Citizenship; Canadian Task Force on Mental Health Issues Affecting Immigrants and Refugees; Unemployment; East Timor; Alcoholism; Undocumented workers; Gender Equality. Lots of Master and PhD thesis waiting to be written here.

This is also one of the largest Portuguese-Canadian record collections at the CTASC, with a total 1,471 folders, containing:
10.9 m of textual records
143 photographs : b&w and col. ; 18 x 24.5 cm or smaller
416 photographs : b&w negatives ; 35 mm
6 computer disks : 9 x 9 cm
34 U-matic videocassettes
17 VHS cassettes
19 audiocassettes
6 Hi8 video recordings
1 micro-cassette audio recording

See the complete finding aid here (.pdf) and here (atom database).

The PCHP once again thanks Cidália Pereira for having donated these records to the CTASC, and all the archivists who have helped process them, in particular Christopher Long.

Our story on Macedo Winery and the winemaking season in Toronto aired on RTPi

Our story on Macedo Winery, featuring David and Yvonne Macedo, and the winemaking season in Toronto aired on RTPi’s “Hora dos Portugueses” (Nov. 12, 17’44”) You can watch it here.

A nossa reportagem sobre a Macedo Winery, com David e Yvonne Macedo, e a época da vindima em Toronto foi emitida no programa “Hora dos Portugueses” da RTPi (Nov. 12, 17’44”). Pode vê-la aqui.

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Our interview with actress Tamara Duarte aired on RTPi

Our interview with actress Tamara Duarte, of Degrassi: The Next Gen, Wynona Earp, and Longmire, aired on RTPi’s “Hora dos Portugueses” (Oct. 27, 4’30”) [English with Portuguese subtitles]. You can watch it here.

A nossa entrevista com a atriz Tamara Duarte, do elenco de Degrassi: The Next Gen, Wynonna Earp, e Longmire, foi emitida no programa “Hora dos Portugueses” da RTPi (Out. 27, 4’30”) [Inglês com legendas em Português]. Pode vê-la aqui.

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Our interview with actress Jess Salgueiro aired on RTPi

Our interview with the Winnipegger actress Jessica Salgueiro, known for her roles in Orphan Black, Saving Hope, Kim’s Convenience and other Canadian TV shows, aired on RTPi’s “Hora dos Portugueses” (7’30”. Portuguese w/ English subtitles). You can watch it here.

A nossa entrevista com a atriz de Winnipeg Jessica Salgueiro, que integra o elenco de Orphan Black, Saving Hope, Kim’s Convenience e outras séries de televisão canadianas, foi emitida no programa “Hora dos Portugueses” da RTPi (7’30”). Pode vê-la aqui.

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Our story on the 20th World Council of Azorean Houses aired on RTPi

Our story on the 20th World Council of Azorean Houses, hosted by the Azorean House of Ontario and held at locations in Toronto, Brampton, and Mississauga, aired on RTPi’s “Hora dos Portugueses” (Oct. 12, 1st story). You can watch it here.

O nosso segmento sobre o XX Conselho Mundial das Casas dos Açores, organizado pela Casa dos Açores do Ontário e decorrido em diversos locais em Toronto, Brampton e Mississauga, foi emitido na “Hora dos Portugueses” da RTPi (Out. 21, 1a peça). Pode vê-la aqui.

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Our interview with the Quebec Minister of Finance Carlos Leitão aired on RTPi

Our interview with the Minister of Finance of Quebec Carlos Leitão aired on RTPi’s “Hora dos Portugueses” (Sep. 22, 1st story). You can watch it here.

A nossa entrevista com o Ministro das Finanças do Quebeque, Carlos Leitão, foi emitida no programa “Hora dos Portugueses” da RTPi (Sep. 22, 1a peça). Pode vê-la aqui.

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Our interview with Carlos Ferreira, of Montreal’s Ferreira Café, aired on RTPi

Our interview with Carlos Ferreira, owner of Montreal’s Ferreira Café and other gastronomy businesses, aired on RTPi’s “Hora dos Portugueses” (Sep. 18, 5’00”). You can watch it here.

A nossa entrevista com Carlos Ferreira, dono do restaurante Ferreira Café em Montreal e de outras empresas no ramo da gastronomia, foi emitida no programa “Hora dos Portugueses” da RTPi (Set. 18, 5’00”). Pode vê-la aqui.

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New archival donation by Anthropologist Wenona Giles to Clara Thomas Archives

GilessmThe PCHP is happy to announce that Dr. Wenona Giles has donated to the Clara Thomas Archives and Special Collections, York University Libraries, her research materials produced during her anthropological study of the lives of Portuguese immigrant workers in London, England, and Toronto, Canada, in the 1980s. These records are being processed and will be made available for consultation in the future, with restrictions on confidential documents, including all transcripts and field notes. In order to access restricted documents, researchers will have to go through an ethical review process at York University. This archival donation was facilitated by Ilda Januário, to whom the PCHP is grateful.

Dr. Giles is an anthropologist at York University with an impressive body of work on a variety of countries and themes, the most prevalent being gender, migration, ethnicity, work, nationalism, citizenship, globalization, refugees, war, and education. In the 1990s and 2000s, Giles published multiple articles, chapters, and a book – Portuguese Women in Toronto: Gender, Immigration, and Nationalism (University of Toronto Press, 2002) – about the public and private lives of Portuguese immigrant women in Canada, including janitorial workers or “cleaning ladies” in Toronto. Dr. Giles has made a very important contribution to the study of Portuguese-Canadian experiences and her work is a reference to many scholars researching this migrant/ethnic group.

Our interview with Shawn Desman for RTPi

Our interview with the Portuguese-Canadian R&B singer Shawn Desman (Fernandes) aired on RTPi’s “Hora dos Portugueses” (Sep. 14, 7’02”) [English w/ Portuguese subtitles]. You can watch it here.

A nossa entrevista com o cantor luso-canadiano de R&B Shawn Desman (Fernandes) foi emitida no programa “Hora dos Portugueses” da RTPi (Set. 14, 7’02”). Pode vê-la aqui.

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