- 1959-1999 (Creation)
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2 audio cassette tapes
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Scope and content
This series consists of files on organizations, conferences, symposia and workshops, arranged alphabetically. The most thoroughly documented ones are those in which Professor McLeod was involved in an organizational or executive capacity. The earliest files document his involvement in multicultural issues in Saskatchewan, specifically problems associated with language instruction in French. They contain correspondence, notes, briefs submitted to the Royal Commission on Bilingualism and Biculturalism and to the Saskatchewan Committee on Instruction in Languages other than English, associated
reports, and a seminar on bilingual education (1964-1966). Later, in Ontario, his overlapping duties as chair of the Ontario Multicultural Education Conference Committee (1980-1983) and president of the Canadian Council for Multicultural and Intercultural Education (1981-1985), for example, enabled him to play a central role in organizing the early national conferences on multicultural education. He organized and chaired two colloquiums on “Multiculturalism – Teaching and Learning”, sponsored by FEUT (1990, 1991), and was a co-organizer of the International Colloquium on Ethnicity, Conflict and Cooperation held in Moscow in 1992. McLeod also attended a number of international conferences as a Canadian representative. These include four (1977-1987) world congresses of the Comparative and International Education Association, and the Circumpolar Conference of Indigenous People in Iceland (1993).
McLeod was involved in an executive capacity in many organizations, the files for which contain the correspondence, notes and memoranda, minutes and reports that reveal the extent of his involvement. The principal bodies, for which there is extensive documentation, are the Canadian Association for Second Language Teachers (CASALT), Canadian Ethnic Studies Association (CESA), Canadian Council for Multicultural and Intercultural Education (CCMIE), Canadian History of Education Association (CHEA), Multicultural Health Coalition (MHC), the Multiculturalism and Aging Seniors Coordinating Committee (MASCC), and the Ontario Multicultural Association (OMAMO). He was also frequently asked to advise governments on policy. He gave, for example, evidence to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Multiculturalism and served on the Ontario Advisory Committee on Multiculturalism.
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System of arrangement
The first files in this series contain correspondence on professional organizations generally, then several files on conferences (arranged chronologically). The remainder of the series is organized alphabetically by name or conference or organization.
Photographs have been filed as follows:
- A photoprint has been removed from the Canadian Ethnocultural Council memorandum of 30 March, 1987 in B1996-0030/011(04) to 001P(03).
- A photoprint of the 1st International Conference on Multicultural Education has been removed from B1996-0030/012(12) to B1996-0030/001P(06).
- A photoprint of the first annual meeting of the Ontario Multicultural Association has been removed from B1996-0030/018(06) to /001P(07).
- Other photoprints and photonegatives have been removed to B1996-0030/001P.
- Photoprints relating to the Canadian Association of Second Language Teachers ‘State of the Art’ project been removed from B1999-0013/008(15) to /001P(03).
- Posters have been removed from B1996-0030/009(06) and (08) and box 010(14) to box 030(01).
- A poster has been removed from B1999-0013/007(09) to 029(09).
- For cassette audiotape, “Open College: `Multiculturalism’”, with an address by Dr. Verma, see B1996-0030/001S.
- A cassette audiotape on a conference on multiculturalism, with speakers Daniel Leckie, Rabbi Michael Stroh, John Munro (Minister of Multiculturalism) and Joel Novek is filed as B1996-0030/002S.