Tell Us Your Story

Complete our Story Collector

What would you like your family’s future generations to remember about the first members of your family who arrived in Canada? Your story could be included in either the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21's Tibetan archives, the Chyssem Project e-book or both! If you are interested in sharing your story email us at

To help you write your story, you may refer to our Story Collector which includes a range of possible questions your story can focus on. Click here for a PDF version of the story collector questions. 



To illustrate your personal story, we invite you to submit relevant photographs and documents of your family. Either contact us for a mailing address or scan your photographs with a scanner of 600 dpi or more and send it to us at

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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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