What is the Korean Canadian Heritage Archives (KCHA) project?
The KCHA Project is a collaborative project of the University of Toronto (U of T) and the University of British Columbia (UBC) to preserve the history of the Korean Canadian community activities and its literary and artistic works.
The KCHA aims to create a nation-wide online searchable database for materials relating to Korean Canadian culture and history. This project aims to better document the Korean experience in Canada by collecting records into one location, making these readily accessible to the public, and aims not only to deal with existing catalogued material, but also to accumulate previously undocumented primary sources relating to Korean Canadians. Any materials related to or created by Korean Canadians are significant to the project.
The KCHA is an indefinitely ongoing project so that it will be filled up by the resources of the Korean Canadians from the past, present, and future. Any relevant materials are extensively collected by means of donation, professionally preserved by the KCHA project team from U of T and UBC, and delibertely digitized upon the legal permissions of the copyright holders. An online searchable database system is established in the University of Toronto Libraries' Server as an information hub readily accessible to students, faculties, researchers, and the general public from all over the world.