Heritage Community Foundation and the
of Italian Canadians, Edmonton District are proud to provide
a dynamic new platform to help make Alberta's Italian
community come alive for everyone! We welcome you to explore
and celebrate aspects of Alberta's Italian community—past
and present—through images, story, audio and video, maps and text.
This site features three main sections:
Background: This section examines the historical
circumstances that led to Italian emigration to Canada and the Province
of Alberta, complete
with maps to help you navigate through the Province and investigate the
contributions of Italian-Canadians throughout Alberta.
Experience life in Alberta through the eyes
of Italian immigrants and Albertans of Italian heritage. This section
focuses on how Canadian life has been
shaped and influenced by Italian immigrants and subsequent generations.
People: Learn more about the Italian community in Alberta by
becoming acquainted with some of the people, in their own voices, through oral history excerpts, biographies and
As well, we provide a section titled Links
where you can connect to other related websites.
We hope that your experience fosters new understanding of the
people who emigrated from Italy to Alberta and contributed to the
Province's economic, social and cultural development.