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Oxford's Untold Stories

Collected by: Oxford County Archives

Archived since: Feb, 2022

Description:

A collection of web content from various community organizations and associations in Oxford County related to the underrepresented and minority communities in the region. This collection includes the websites and social media content that capture the stories and histories of Oxford County's culturally diverse communities, the LGBTQ2S+ community, and other at risk communities such as people experiencing homelessness.

Subject:   Blogs & Social Media Society & Culture Caribbean Canadian Heritage Black History Cultural Heritage Cultural Diversity Immigration Homelessness LGBTQ2S+ Minorities Underrepresented Communities Muslim Community Religious Organizations

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Title: Oxford Local Immigration Partnership

URL: http://lip.welcometooxford.ca/

Description: "Oxford County LIP supports the development of a long-term sustainable welcoming community in which newcomers feel valued and their needs are served. Oxford County LIP engages in actions that facilitate the integration of newcomers and build the capacity to meet the needs and promote inclusion of newcomers to Oxford County." The Oxford LIP website includes stories from newcomers to Oxford County about their experience integrating and making a home in the community.

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Subject:   Immigration Cultural Diversity Minority Communities

Title: Social Planning Council Oxford

URL: http://spcoxford.ca/

Description: From the SPCO website: "The goal of the Social Planning Council Oxford is to bring people together to actively participate in social development to improve the quality of life of Oxford County residents." The SPCO works to identify social issues impacting Oxford County including but not limited to: poverty, affordable transportation, and adequate housing. The SPCO communicated the impacts of and data related to these issues with local leaders, and takes coordinated action to improve community wellbeing.

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Subject:   Social Development Social Issues Community Wellbeing

Title: Oxford Housing Action Collaborative

URL: https://endhomelessnessoxford.ca/

Description: The Oxford Housing Action Collaborative formed in 2019 with the goal of addressing the housing crisis in Oxford County, Ontario. A number of local community groups and organizations are part of the collaborative including the CMHA Thames Valley Addictions and Mental Health Services, Rotary Pathways, Domestic Abuse Services Oxford, Southwestern Public Health, Operation Sharing, Indwell, Ingamo Homes, Oxford County Community Health Centre, Oxford County Library, Salvation Army Woodstock, Social Planning Council Oxford, Tillsonburg/Ingersoll Hospital, United Way Oxford, OPP, Oxford County, and private developers.

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Subject:   Housing Poverty Homelessness

Title: Heather's Historicals

URL: https://heathershistoricals.weebly.com

Description: The blog of local history researcher, freelance writer, and photographer Heather Rennalls. Heather's blog outlines some of Oxford County's fascinating stories and histories, with a particular focus on the history of the Black community in Oxford County.

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Subject:   Black History of Oxford County

Title: Oxford County Pride

URL: https://oxfordpride.ca/

Description: From the Oxford Pride website: "In 2015 the Oxford Pride Committee evolved from the Oxford County Rainbow Coalition . The Oxford County Pride Committee is comprised of 2SLGBTQIA+ community members and allies. The objective of our committee is to develop an artistic and cultural Pride celebration. We recognize diversity of gender throughout Oxford County. In doing so, the Pride Committee highlights organizations, business’, services and opportunities that support and promote positive outcomes for the 2SLGBTQIA+ community and Allies."

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Subject:   Pride Month 2SLGBTQIA+ Gender Diversity Inclusivity

Title: Twitter - Woodstock Muslim Association

URL: https://twitter.com/muslimwoodstock/

Description: Description from MAOW's website: "The Muslim Association of Woodstock (MAOW) is a not for profit organization, the Charity was primarily created to support and to give a voice to a small group of worshipers to engage within the wider community of Woodstock and Oxford county and to assist and help facilitate prayer, cultural and interfaith activities."

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Subject:   Muslim Community History Cultural Heritage Religion

Title: Twitter - Oxford County Pride

URL: https://twitter.com/oxfordc_pride/

Description: From the Oxford Pride website: "In 2015 the Oxford Pride Committee evolved from the Oxford County Rainbow Coalition . The Oxford County Pride Committee is comprised of 2SLGBTQIA+ community members and allies. The objective of our committee is to develop an artistic and cultural Pride celebration. We recognize diversity of gender throughout Oxford County. In doing so, the Pride Committee highlights organizations, business’, services and opportunities that support and promote positive outcomes for the 2SLGBTQIA+ community and Allies."

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Subject:   Inclusivity Gender Diversity Pride Month 2SLGBTQIA+

Title: Woodstock Muslim Association

URL: https://www.muslimassociationwoodstock.com/

Description: Description from MAOW's website: "The Muslim Association of Woodstock (MAOW) is a not for profit organization, the Charity was primarily created to support and to give a voice to a small group of worshipers to engage within the wider community of Woodstock and Oxford county and to assist and help facilitate prayer, cultural and interfaith activities."

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Subject:   Muslim Community History Cultural Heritage Religion

Title: Oxford Caribbean Canadian Association

URL: https://www.oxfordcaribcan.com/

Description: The Oxford Caribbean Canadian Association was formed in January of 2020. The non-profit community organization connects Oxford County residents with a Caribbean Canadian and/or Afro-Canadian background with a mission to "inspire a healthier community by connecting people and creating opportunities for social and economic growth."

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Subject:   Caribbean Canadians Afro-Canadians Community Group Cultural Heritage Cultural Diversity

Title: Welcome to Oxford County

URL: https://www.welcometooxford.ca/

Description: Resources for individuals and families moving or immigrating to Oxford County. Includes stories from newcomers about their experience living in Oxford County.

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Subject:   Immigration

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