I would like to express my sincere gratitude to my interviewees, whose voices are featured here. Their generosity with their time and their stories was the backbone of my thesis and it was a great pleasure to work with them all.

Thank you to Dr. James Opp, Shawn Anctil, and Bethany Berard for their help in developing this website and to Tom Naughten and Susie Fisher Stoesz for providing some of the visuals.

I would especially like to thank my supervisors, Dr. Joanna Dean and Dr. Bruce Elliott, for their encouragement, insights and advice.

I also have valued highly the feedback and support of friends and family which have sustained me throughout.

I would also like to express my gratitude to Digital History at Carleton Workshop (DH@CWorks) for their assistance in financing this website, as well as the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) program, and the Shannon Fund of the Carleton Centre for the History of Migration for funding this research.