Punjabi Canadian Legacy Project (PCLP)

The Royal BC Museum, in partnership with the South Asian Studies Institute (SASI) at the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV), and in consultation with the Punjabi Canadian Legacy Project Advisory Committee, is engaging with British Columbia's Punjabi communities, organizations and individuals to create a Punjabi Canadian Legacy Project (PCLP). This work aims at preserving, exploring and sharing the contributions Canadians of Punjabi descent have made to the history of BC and Canada.

Phase 1 of the PCLP included

Please click on each project for more information.

Phase 2, informed by the work with communities undertaken during Phase 1, is currently ongoing. The current work, made possible by the BC | Canada 150: Celebrating B.C. Communities and their Contributions to Canada Fund, is the History Across the Regions Project (HARP), which aims to

  • build Punjabi Canadian community hubs, and
  • collect family histories

in each major provincial regions that have significant Punjabi Canadian roots (the North, the Kootenay, the Okanagan, the Fraser Valley, the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island)