Italian immigrants and subsequent generations have shaped and influenced
Canadian life. They have had a
large effect on the social, political and economic climate of the province of Alberta.
Three sections showcase the Italian people of Alberta and their
In the Cultural Life section
we use recent stories to show how the present has built on what has happened in the past, and how Canadian life has been shaped and influenced by Italian immigrants and subsequent generations.
and Challenges we discover through feature articles and essays
some of the challenges faced by members of the Italian community as
they worked to make a new home for themselves in the Province.
The selections from the Il
Congresso archives are a valuable source of information about
the life of not only Edmonton's Italian community but also that of
Calgary and Lethbridge. Events in Italy impacting on Canadians
are also explored.