The following was written by the Vancouver Public Library:
Chinese-Canadians: Profiles from a Community is a wiki-based project developed in partnership with Library and Archives Canada. The project reflects the long history of the Chinese community in Canada. The goal is to create a portrait of the early Chinese-Canadian community by collecting and sharing the stories of individuals of Chinese origin who were born in Canada in the 19th century.
The core of the wiki is the transcription of a portion of a document produced by the federal government in 1923, recording all individuals born in Canada to parents of Chinese origin. The transcribed portion corresponds to 461 individuals born prior to 1901 and is linked to separate profiles for each person. Anyone can register for free and contribute to the profiles, adding biographical details, photographs, document images and other information. Research tools are provided for those who would like to help search for the stories of these early Chinese-Canadians in both online and offline sources.
To view and participate in the wiki, go to ccgwiki.vpl.ca.