Book Launch—”The Call From Armenian: Canada’s Response to the Armenian Genocide”

March 2, 2016

The Corning Centre, in partnership with the Armenian Genocide Centennial Committee of Ontario, hosted two book launch event for “The Call From Armenian: Canada’s Response to the Armenian Genocide” by Aram Adjemian. Both events, one held in Cambridge on Friday, February 19 and the second in Toronto on Sunday, February 21, had successful turn outs. Aram has gathered interesting and never before published information about Canada’s positive role before, during and after the Armenian Genocide. Canada’s and Canadians’ important role in relief efforts, advocacy and awareness during the period of the Armenian Genocide is a history that has only recently been brought to light.

Levon Sarmazian, member of the educational resources committee at the Corning Centre, and Raffi Sarkissian, Chair of the Centre, made welcoming remarks and presented the author, Aram Adjemian in Cambridge and Toronto respectively. Both spoke about the educational value of the book for the Canadian public, how the book ties into the Ontario curriculum and about how valuable Adjemian’s research has been for the Centre’s work.  

On this occasion, the Corning Centre distributed a Teacher’s Guide and Resource which will soon be available online as well. Copies of the book and the resource will soon be distributed to teachers through the Corning Centre.