|Remembering the Italian Fallen Workers of Canada.
Sadly, the largest memorial in all of its kind.
Please note the final book price
after printing will be higher.
THE ITALIAN FALLEN WORKERS MEMORIAL WALL
Our pride and joy, our beloved Memorial Wall was completed and formally unveiled in the Memorial Grounds of Villa Charities on April 28th, 2016. At
the time of its unveiling, there were almost 1000 names engraved on the beautiful columns, which stand on a beautiful marble base. A year later, a
further 600 names were added to the Memorial Wall. Sadly, there are many hundreds more Italian immigrant workers who were killed on the soil of our
beautiful new land, many right here in Ontario, but many in the other provinces as well. We will be completing the final engravings in the near future
and all further names will be added to our Memorial Database on this website.
It became clear during the research stages of the Italian Fallen Workers Memorial Wall, that much of our immigrant history remained hidden. The fact
that deaths in our community occurred in overwhelming numbers, seemed to be completely hidden from Canadian History. We felt we had no choice
but to document this part of our history. Land of Triumph and Tragedy: Voices of the Italian Fallen Workers was the culmination of years of writing and
research, compiled in a large manuscript, which we think will become the new backbone of the study of Italian immigrant history here in Canada.
We have been working on creating an electronic searchable database to look up names included on the Memorial Wall, or in our new Memorial Wall
History in its electronic form.
THE MEMORIAL DOCUMENTARY
Since our mini-videos were so well received, we have decided to create a documentary profiling the Italian Fallen Workers, and their tragedies. The
story of this uncovered part of our own immigration history needs to be known, and needs to be incorporated into the history of our great nation of
THE FALLEN WORKERS RESEARCH DESK
Our final project includes the setting up of a non-profit research desk dedicated to the study of our history in this country and dedicated to the
uncovering of all of our fallen workers.
Italian Fallen Workers Memorial