CCNC “Our Stories”

The CCNC “Our Stories” website documents the contributions and experiences of the Chinese Canadian communities affected by the Chinese Head Tax, Newfoundland Head Tax, and Chinese Exclusion Act. This education website acts as an online national community portal, archive and library, resources and tools for genealogy research and will feature the personal stories from head tax families as they recount the efforts by Chinese Canadians to establish their communities.

This project was made possible through funding from the Community Historical Recognition Program (CHRP), part of the Citizenship and Multiculturalism Branch. The CHRP program funds community-based commemorative and educational projects that provide recognition of the experiences of ethno-cultural communities affected by historical wartime measures and/or immigration restrictions applied in Canada, and that promote these communities’ contributions to building Canada.

George Mun Yee’s Head Tax certificate in 1923 after coming to Canada as a young boy photo Yee family


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