Operation Lifeline fonds
General material designation
- Textual record
- Graphic material
- Sound recording
Other title information
Title statements of responsibility
Level of description
Edition statement of responsibility
Statement of scale (cartographic)
Statement of projection (cartographic)
Statement of coordinates (cartographic)
Statement of scale (architectural)
Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)
- Operation Lifeline
10.5 m of textual records
ca. 160 photographs : b&w, col., and negatives ; 24 x 13 cm or smaller
2 audio tape cassettes (2 hrs)
Title proper of publisher's series
Parallel titles of publisher's series
Other title information of publisher's series
Statement of responsibility relating to publisher's series
Numbering within publisher's series
Note on publisher's series
Name of creator
Operation Lifeline - Campaign to Save the Boat People was established in 1979 as a charitable organization. Its purpose was to assist the integration into Canadian society of south Asian immigrants and refugees, particularly those from Vietnam, following the end of the Vietnamese War (1975). Operation Lifeline acted as an information provider and clearing house for sponsors of refugee families, through provincial chapters in Ontario (over 100 in 1980). Operation Lifeline also operated public education programmes and stood as a lender of last resort for those refugee families whose sponsors failed to carry through their financial obligations. The organization was shut down in 1983. Operation Lifeline was run by a Board of Directors and invited members. The officers were elected by the Board at the annual meeting. In addition, there was a provincial coordinator for Ontario directing to work of volunteers who ran the local chapters in centres across the province.
Scope and content
The fonds documents the establishment of Operation Lifeline - Campaign to Save the Boat People and its activities for the period of 1978-1985.
Immediate source of acquisition
Accession 2 (1988-025) was deposited in the York University Archives by the Refugee Documentation Project, Institute for Social Research, York University, in January, 1988.
Language of material
Script of material
Location of originals
Availability of other formats
Restrictions on access
No restrictions on access.
Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication
The fonds comprises the following accessions:
Further accruals are expected.
Name access points
Genre access points
Description record identifier
Rules or conventions
Level of detail
Dates of creation, revision and deletion
2002/04/05 Jizi Chen:. Word Perfect (Creation)
2002/04/05 Awaiting review by the Data Collection Archivist
2003/05/01 Shannon MacDonald. Added URL for online finding aid. Updated wording in accruals, access restrictions.
2014/07/22 Migrated to AtoM.
2018/03/23 KCP. Added GMD.
2020/03/28 KCP. Added access points. Linked PDF legacy finding aid.
Language of description
Script of description
Digital object metadata