Why is KCHA important?

Temporary Site Performance Issues

This site is currently experiencing technical difficulties, resulting in slowness or temporary unavailability. We are working to resolve these issues. In the meantime, you can access Korean Canadian Heritage Archives on Collections U of T.

“Bit by bit, our history is slipping away!”

The KCHA Project is a just-in-time project that cannot be deferred any longer.


A well-organized database archive is one of the most practical tools that can facilitate successful research, but unfortunately there are NO database archives for the Korean Canadian heritage yet.  The Korean Canadian history was commenced by the Korean seminary students in the late 1940s, relatively shorter than any other East Asian countries such as China and Japan.  The successful completion of the KCHA Project will strengthen the representation of the Korean Canadian in the Canada’s archival heritage.  The current population of the first generation of the Korean Canadian is rapidly aging and consequently many historically significant manuscripts and/or experience are at risk of permanent loss.