Fonds F0580 - Ilda Januário fonds

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Ilda Januário fonds


  • 1980-2008 (Creation)

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1.16 m of textual material

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Biographical history

Ilda Januário (b 1950), is a Portuguese scholar raised in Quebec. Studying anthropology at McGill University and the University of Montreal, her Master's thesis focused on the Portuguese women in Montreal ("Les activites economiques des immigrantes portugaises au Portugal et a Montreal a travers les recits de vie"). Moving to Toronto in 1982, Januário has been a research chair at OISE (Ontario Institute for Studies in Education) since 1985.

Januário was involved in the Portuguese-Canadian Coalition for Better Education, a volunteer umbrella group which advocates for Portuguese-Canadian and working-class students and parents in Toronto public and Catholic schools. She has also served as president of the Toronto Portuguese Parents' Association (TPPA) from 1994 to 2003. Januário has also worked in the Centre for the Study of Education and Work (CSEW), as well as the serving as coordinator for the Research Network on Work and Lifelong Learning (WALL).

Januário was also involved in the Comite Lar dos Idosos, a committee arising out of the 50th Anniversary: Celebrating Portuguese Canadians Committee that succeeded in obtaining a number of beds at the Yee Hong Centre for Geriatric Care in Mississauga designated for Luso-Canadians).

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Donated by Ilda Januário via team members of Portuguese Canadian History Project in 2009.

Scope and content

Fonds consists of notes and interview transcripts of Ilda Januário, produced during her research on Portuguese women in Quebec; administrative documents from her work with the Comite Lar dos Idosos and the Portuguese-Canadian Coalition for Better Education and the Toronto Portuguese Parents Association (TPPA).

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling


The fonds comprises the following accessions: 2010-039, 2012-046. Further accruals may be expected.

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Access to some material is restricted due to third party privacy. Researchers seeking access to these records should contact the University Archivist.

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  • English
  • French
  • Portuguese

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  • Latin

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Dates of creation revision deletion

2011/03/02 Anna St.Onge:. (Creation)
2011/03/02 Awaiting review by the Data Collection Archivist
2011/07/19 Anna St.Onge. Corrected grammar in scope note.
2011/07/29 Anna. Added more detail to restrictions access info. Added immediate source of acquisition.
2013/03/19 Anna St.Onge. Added 2012-046 accession (4 cm of textual material)
2015/01/02 Anna St.Onge. Added diacritics, corrected some formatting issues, added subject access points. Published finding aid.
2019/09/29 KCP. Added name access point.


  • English


  • Latin


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