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CA ON00279 F01 SF07
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22.3 cm of textual records
69 photographs : col.
3 photograph albums
1 poster : col. ; 43 x 28 cm
1 audio compact disc (70 min., 53 sec.)
1 audio cassette tape (68 min., 41 sec)
1 audio cassette tape (70 min., 9 sec.)
1 videocassette (22 min.) : col.
1 videocassette (24 min.) : col.
1 videocassette (30 min., 3 sec.) : col.
1 videocassette (7 min., 27 sec.) : col.
1 videocassette (10 min., 33 sec.) : col.
1 videocassette (10 min.) : col.
1 folder of drawings : 39 x 28 cm
2 small banners : synthetic fabric
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Heart-Links began in Sept. 1994, as a community-sponsored ministry of the Sisters of St. Joseph. The ministry grew out of the Sisters’ work in Zana Valley, Peru (1962 to 1994, when the order closed the mission). In 1994, when Sister Janet Zadorsky returned to Canada, she began as a way for the Sisters and others to continue links with Peru and expand the work the Sisters started.
The first board for Heart-Links met in 1995, and eventually Pat Mailloux took over accounts and Sister Marie Celine organized artistic work and sales. On November 1, 2002, Heart-Links was incorporated under the Canada Corporation Act, and on January 1, 2003, it received charitable registration from Canada Customs and Revenue Agency. At this time, Heart-Links became a secular, autonomous organization.
The Sisters and other volunteers raised funds through Heart-Links for Peru via concerts and bazaars. Each year beginning in 1996, an Awareness trip took volunteers to visit the work and communities in Peru supported by Heart-Links. In 2014, Heart-Links celebrated its 20th anniversary.
Over the years Heart-Links in Peru has supported communal kitchens in Zana, Aviacion, Nueva Rica, and Mocupe, a music group in Chiclayo, a dance group in Zana, school breakfast programs, special needs schools in Mocupe and Zana, a school for needy in Zana, a bakery in Reque, and the construction of a new communal kitchen in Zana, among others.
Scope and content
Sous-fonds contains correspondence, newsletters, documentaries, project files, school donor files, publications, and records of the administration of and work supported by Heart-Links.
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Sister Janet Zadorsky donated the records to the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph in Canada - London site archives.
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The records are located at offsite storage in London, Ontario.
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The Archives reserves the right to restrict access to the collection depending on the condition of the archival material, the amount of material requested, and the purpose of the research. The use of certain materials may also be restricted for reasons of privacy or sensitivity, or under a donor agreement. Access restrictions will be applied equally to all researchers and reviewed periodically. No researcher will be given access to any materials that contain a personal information bank such as donor agreements or personnel records, or to other proprietary information such as appraisals, insurance valuations, or condition reports.
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Permission to study archival records does not extend to publication or display rights. The researcher must request this permission in writing from the Archives.
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December 9, 2015'
July 2, 2020
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