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About the Project

With seed funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the Sites of Sanctuary project seeks to document incidents of religious and secular sanctuary in Canada from the 1800s to the present. Using an expansive definition of sanctuary to interrogate historic and contemporary notions of humanitarianism and protection, the project is creating an inventory of sanctuary incidents and will ultimately feature in-depth case studies to illustrate the enduring impact that sanctuary practices have had on contemporary Canadian society.

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