South Asian Canadian Digital Archive

The South Asian Canadian Digital Archive (SACDA) is a new initiative (2017 – present) that will provide access to archival data, research, materials, sites, and information about 100+ years of South Asian community history to all Canadians. These archival materials are being collected from personal collections, Canadian public archives, museum-curated materials, and research databases at educational institutions. As a pan-Canadian digital archive, the SACDA initiative will provide availability of historical data in an easy to access portal for scholars and the general public. SACDA is also creating a network of pan-Canadian scholars focusing on South Asian Canadian Studies.

SACDA is looking to collaborate with scholars, researchers, archivists, community historians, activists and others working in the field of South Asian Canadian Studies to become involved in this initiative. Please contact us at:

The images and collections below have been collected by the South Asian Studies Research Institute.
Click on the tabs below to explore some of our archives! 


A summary of the South Asian Studies Institute’s various research collections is coming soon! For more information, contact us at