OHFA has received a Multicultural Community Capacity Grant from the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration which will allow us to expand our Heritage Fairs projects to incorporate more digital projects.
We hope this new initiative will allow more students greater access to our successful Heritage Fairs program.
We are still focused on non-digital projects and celebrate the outstanding work of teachers in this province in providing opportunities for all students to share their family histories and community cultural heritage stories.
The grant allows us to expand and support stories which focus on migration, as well as settlement, and stories about recent immigration histories, as well as those from the past. OHFA students already focus on these stories for their Heritage Fair projects, and we are so thrilled now to provide an additional option to place these stories in a digital format-- to celebrate the diversity of our shared history in Ontario to a broader audience too.
We have taken steps to advance this digital project work by partnering with a great film company, Enigmatico Films, under the direction and guidance of an Ontario educator Patricia Fogliato.
We welcome participation by students in grades 4 to 10 who are participating in a Regional Heritage Fair in Ontario.