Phase Two of Establishing a Chinese Canadian Museum in British Columbia featured a series of eight community dialogue sessions in five cities across British Columbia, hosted by Minister Chow. Close to 500 people attended these discussions.
Each dialogue was designed and facilitated by the SFU Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue. Dialogue participants were asked to discuss three questions:
- How might the museum bridge the past and the present in B.C. Chinese Canadian culture?
- How will British Columbia be different after the creation of a B.C. Chinese Canadian museum?
- Imagine that you’ve engaged with the museum physically and virtually. What is it like? What do you see? How does it feel?
For those that were unable to attend an in-person session and to ensure the process was accessible to all, a second online questionare was launched to collect input on the same three questions.
Language accessibility was a priority for this project which was conducted entirely in three languages: Cantonese, Mandarin and English. Interpreters were also present at the in-person events.