Where are you really from? Chinese Roots, Genealogy and Identity


This will be a casual discussion where Chinese Canadian youth, adults and seniors are invited to drop in and share their experiences about how they identify with their Chinese heritage: how does the concept of ‘roots’ affect your identity and culture as Chinese Canadians? Do you feel connected or disconnected from your ‘roots’? How much do you actually know about your ancestors, and what can you learn from genealogy (a.k.a. researching our family history)?

Date: Thursday, July 13, 2017

Time: 7pm – 8:30pm

Location: Centre for Social Innovation (215 Spadina Avenue, Toronto, ON, M5T 2C7)

Room: Innovation Lab Room, 4th floor

Pre-registration: Please confirm your attendance via email (info@ccnctoronto.ca)

Facilitator: This talk will be led by Clotilde Yap, project officer at pioneering genealogy start-up My China Roots (www.mychinaroots.com).

My China Roots helps overseas Chinese around the world to trace their ancestry, put their roots into context, and visit their ancestral village in China. During this talk, Clotilde will also be available to assist and answer questions of people interested in tracing their Chinese ancestry.