Gallery of the Early Years in Canada

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Click on the gallery below to learn about the early years of the different Tibetan-Canadian communities. Email us at if you would like to contribute to the captions. We welcome your help in identifying the people in each photo. Double click on each photo for reference number. 

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"We hope that all the Tibetans who have come to Canada have received a warm welcome and that they will find our country a pleasant one in which to live, one which will fulfill their individual aspirations to the fullest extent possible." 


- Pierre Elliot Trudeau, August 27, 1971, in a letter addressed to His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. 

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