This article explains the significance of the Irish contribution to Canada. Migration and settlement, as well as social and cultural life are issues explored. There is also an explanation of the complex religious and political dynamics of the Irish in Canada.
This article from The Canadian Encyclopedia describes the journey of thousands of children that became orphans during the 1847 Irish famine. The article explains their journey to Canadian families and includes a short video.
With this lesson pack, students learn the histories of immigrants in Canada by interviewing people in the community and classmates. They discuss ways to make immigrants feel welcome in their new homes. Students can discuss the relationship between Canada's national identity and the maintenance of a multicultural society.
In this classic Heritage Minute, a French Canadian family adopts Irish children orphaned during their voyage to Canada in the 1850s. There is also a teaching resource related to this video and other immigrants to Canada.