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About SOS! Canadian Disasters

This site uses digitized collection material from Library and Archives Canada to feature 15 historical and contemporary disasters grouped under elemental the themes of Fire, Air, Earth and Water, plus the distinctly Canadian element of Ice. Each of these disasters has had a profound and life-altering impact on Canadian communities, families, and society in general. The site looks at these selected events, their scale, and their news coverage. This phase of the site also features a section on Shipwreck investigations in Canada.

Photograph of several prospectors climbing a mountain slope in the Chilkoot Pass, circa 1897

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Prospectors on a mountain slope near the Chilkoot summit, circa 1897

Acknowledgements

Many people have offered their expertise and experience to the development of this website.

The site content was written by Deborah Lee, Phanlert Panaram, Veronica Healey, Joan Waiser and Ian Driscoll

Our educational resources were written by John Fielding.

We gratefully acknowledge the contribution of the Department of Canadian Heritage, whose financial assistance through Canadian Culture Online (CCO) made this work possible.