Reference Materials

Summary of “Resolution with Justice: Reparations for the Armenian Genocide”

The Armenian Genocide Reparations Study Group had four members: professors Henry Theriault, Alfred de Zayas, and Jermaine McCalpin and Ara Papian. In 2015, the group published a book called Resolution with Justice: Reparations for the Armenian Genocide. This file is their 10-page summary. Click here for the summary Click here for the group’s website

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Uğur Üngör’s Essay Summarizing the Armenian Genocide

This long essay by Professor Uğur Üngör is the best overview of the Armenian Genocide of this length. It explains why and how the genocide happened and what its legacies are. The text is too advanced for most high-school students, but it is appropriate for teachers who want to have a better handle on this […]

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Daniel Ohanian’s Database of Armenian Orphans and Maids in Canada, 1923–1930

This is a Microsoft Excel database created by our director of research, Daniel Ohanian. It lists approximately 130 boys and 40 girls and women who came to Canada as humanitarian refugees between 1923 and 1930. They are known as the Georgetown Boys, Georgetown Girls, Fegan’s Boys, Salvation Army Boys, and Newham Boys. The database also […]

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Our “100 Voices” Centennial Project

100 Voices was a project launched in 2015 for the centennial of the Armenian Genocide. It was completed in partnership with senior students and teachers at ARS Armenian Private School in Toronto. It explored the themes of memory, amnesia, survival and justice with 100 people of Armenian descent. The videos coming out of the project […]

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Isabel Kaprielian’s Short Film “The Georgetown Boys”

  A 13-minute documentary about daily life at the Georgetown Armenian Boys’ Farm Home and about the boys’ experiences of being sent out to farms in Ontario. Created by Isabel Kaprielian in 1987.

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Dorothy Manoukian’s Short Film “The Georgetown Boys”

  A 26-minute documentary about how the Georgetown Boys were brought to Canada in the 1920s as part of a humanitarian undertaking. It uses archival materials and interviews with the Boys (now men) to tell their story and was recorded at the Armenian Boys’ Farm Home in Georgetown and the Armenian Community Centre in Toronto. […]

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Raffi Sarkissian’s Master’s Thesis about Genocide Education

This is our founder Raffi Sarkissian’s MEd thesis about the benefits of genocide education and the challenges teachers face while advocating for its implementation. An exploration of the history and development of genocide curricula is also conducted, followed by an examination of the Toronto District School Board’s efforts to develop and implement Canada’s first senior-level […]

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Aram Adjemian’s Book about Canada’s Response to the Armenian Genocide

Aram Adjemian’s The Call from Armenia: Canada’s Response to the Armenian Genocide is a wonderful book full of historical newspaper articles and private government correspondence. It traces Canadian reactions to Armenians’ humanitarian needs from 1880 until 1923. This book was published by a small press in 2015. If you need help finding a copy, please […]

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The Ontario Heritage Trust on the Armenian Boys’ Farm Home in Georgetown

This is the Ontario Heritage Trust’s write-up about the Armenian Boys’ Farm Home in Georgetown, Ontario (in the Town of Halton Hills). It provides the text of the English-and-French, bilingual plaque that the trust erected in 2011 and an overview of the site’s history. Click here

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Our Booklet “Canada and the Armenian Genocide”

This booklet introduces readers to the concept of genocide, the Armenian Genocide, Canadian connections, and issues related to collective commemoration. It was created by Daniel Ohanian, Raffi Sarkissian, Aram Adjemian, and Prof. Isabel Kaprielian-Churchill. We have also developed a lesson plan to accompany it. Click here for the booklet Click here for the lesson plan […]

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Daniel Ohanian’s Research on How Armenian Genocide Refugees Came to Canada

This academic article by our director of research Daniel Ohanian is about the migration of the Georgetown Boys and Girls—children and women who had survived the Armenian Genocide—to Canada. Its full title is “Sympathy and Exclusion: The Migration of Child and Women Survivors of the Armenian Genocide from the Eastern Mediterranean to Canada, 1923–1930.” Here […]

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