ICAP is pleased to announce the completion of Phase 1 of the ICAP FF Canada project completed in July and August 2023. ICAP is a Canadian not-for-profit charitable organization that connects, engages and assists communities or individuals across Canada to search out their local Italian-Canadian story and preserve their heritage for the future. TheFogolârs Federation of Canada joined ICAP as an institutional member in 2018 and, as part of the benefits ICAP provides to its members, ICAP was able to organize an archival standards project in order to secure the existing materials and records located on the second floor of the FFT clubhouse, an office soon to be vacated as a result of the sale of the FFT clubhouse to Primont in order to be redeveloped into a condominium site. The project was made possible by a generous donation to ICAP by Giuseppe Toso, FF Canada’s current president. This donation provided the funds to employ Alex Wall, the student archivist, for a 5-week period. Alex was familiar with these types of files since he completed Phase 1 of the ICAP Famee Furlane Toronto project in Summer 2022. Phase 1 of such projects comprises identifying, inventorying, and securing all associational documents into archival standard boxes and creating an online database.
The Federation office was well organized and contained a full collection of materials dating from the creation of the Federation in 1974. The collection comprises an extensive library (with numerous copies of publications), audio materials, and associational activity files in metal filing cabinets. Given the 5-week project deadline, the focus of the work was to secure the textual materials since they were the most at risk. To read the complete summary and explanation of the project,click ICAP 2023 ARCHIVING PROJECT--FINAL REPORT.