Discovering a hidden Ukrainian Canadian ebook repository

With Sony unveiling a new ebook reader across Canada last weekend, I stumbled upon an e-book repository called Our Roots that is a Canadian initiative to digitize books that cover Canada’s diverse nationalities and Ukraine is quite represented!

There were so many books on the Ukrainian Canadian experience that I couldn’t possibly list them all (but that shouldn’t stop you from trying). Here are some notable ones I’ve come across:

 Svieto : celebrating Ukrainian-Canadian ritual in east central Alberta through the generations


  Ukrainian people places : the Ukrainians, Germans, Mennonites, Hutterites and Doukhobors and the names they brought to Saskatchewan


Ukrainian Pioneer Days in Early Years 1898-1916 in Alvena and District, Sask.


Ukrainian rite Catholic Church : an account of church activities in Calgary


Ukrainian vernacular architecture in Alberta



Vita : a Ukrainian community : it’s background and beginnings.

Maple leaf and trident : the Ukrainian Canadians during the second World War

Heroes of their day : the reminiscences of Bohdan Panchuk

Hawaiian ordeal : Ukrainian contract workers, 1897-1910

Pioneer profiles : Ukrainian settlers in Manitoba

Hardships & progress of Ukrainian pioneers : memoirs from Stuartburn colony and other points

Spruce, swamp and stone : a history of the pioneer Ukranian settlements in the Gimli area

Reflections and reminiscences : Ukrainians in Canada, 1892-1992

Multiculturalism and Ukrainian Canadians : identity, homeland ties, and the community’s future

Between two worlds : the memoirs of Stanley Frolick


Galicia and Bukovina : a research handbook about Western Ukraine, late 19th and 20th centuries