Collection C022 - L'Entraide Missionnaire collection

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L'Entraide Missionnaire collection

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  • [1993-2013] (Creation)
    L'Entraide Missionnaire

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ca. 180 cm of textual records
1 photograph

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L’Entraide missionnaire (L’EMI) was founded in 1958 and closed in May 2018. It was established in an effort to respond to the needs of missionary religious institutes and societies around the world. During its years of operation, it served to coordinate training and joint services of its members. While founded to fulfill the needs of religious and missionary institutions, it evolved to include secular members interested in social justice issues. L’EMI was supported by both religious and secular organizations in Quebec. It is an independent volunteer-run organization and is not directly affiliated with the Catholic Church.

The organization is interested in supporting social justice issues, and political and civic affairs, and was influenced by the principles of Liberation Theology and socialism. L’Entraide missionnaire worked in defense of human rights and towards international solidarity, and was concerned with globalization, foreign policy, local and community development, inter-religious dialogue, and social and international development, among other issues. For its last 25 years of operation, the organization worked in Haiti, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Rwanda, and collected documentation about the Rwandan Genocide, the First and Second Congo Wars, and Canadian mining in the Congo.

Custodial history

The documents in this collection were given to L’Entraide Missionnaire while undertaking their work in Africa. The materials were donated to Concordia University Library, Special Collections, by Denis Tougas on January 28, 2019.

Scope and content

The L’Entraide Missionnaire collection primarily consists of textual materials collected by L’Entraide Missionnaire during the course of their activities in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, and Uganda. Materials do not document the administration and functions of L’Entraide Mission, but reflect their presence and activities in Africa. The documents in this collection were given to the organization during the course of their work in the field and consist of fist-hand information from the ground in the countries where L’Entraide Missionaire was working from 1993 to 2013. Much of the documentation concerns mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The collection mostly contains textual records, including reports and summaries; correspondence; ministerial declarations; statutes, agreements, and conventions; financial statements; contracts and other legal documents; and texts documenting debates, among other material.

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Materials were donated to Concordia University Library, Special Collections, by Denis Tougas on January 28, 2019.


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  • English
  • French

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Reproduction for research or private study may be permitted. Use of material in publications cannot be done without permission of the copyright holder(s).

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The Fonds L’Entraide missionnaire (P994) is held at the Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ).

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