We’ve just discovered Home Made Visible, a wonderful initiative to diversify Canada’s personal archives. Indigenous and people of colour are invited to contribute their family home movies to the York University Libraries Clara Thomas Archives & Special Collections – York will borrow the public’s materials, digitize and share them, and return the physical media.


The project, run by the Regent Park Film Festival, also has a regional digitization partner on the east coast.

We love seeing archival solicitation projects that focus on diverse groups. And we love seeing proactive efforts to digitize legacy media! We’re looking forward to seeing these materials in the York University digital collections, which are indexed by OurOntario.ca, and helping make these important personal archival documents available to researchers, artists, and everyone else with an interest in Ontario’s history.