Meet a book. Open your Heart. Grow your Mind.

Our focus

The Institute of Canadian Archives is a social capital building initiative focusing on increasing social cohesion through the art of storytelling.

We aspire to use storytelling as a tool to create an inclusive, multicultural and diverse Canadian community.


Provide digital media tools to Canadians of all backgrounds, longterm residents and newcomers in contributing their narratives for the greater Canadian canvas.


To foster inclusivity and create an anti-oppressive environment where people of all denominations can come and share their stories.

Happening now

The ICA Team

Azfar Rizvi
Azfar Rizvi
Executive Director
Azfar is a documentary filmmaker who has produced films across three continents on themes of social justice and equity.
Sabika Baig
Sabika Baig
Board Member


Leaders on peace and interfaith dialogue

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About ICA

Purpose of storyteller is not to tell you how to think, but to give you questions to think upon.

We are committed to an inclusive diverse and peaceful Canadian society. ICA is a social capital building initiative focusing on increasing social cohesion through the art of storytelling.

  • Capacity Building

    ICA is committed to imparting digital storytelling techniques through workshops, seminars, remote sessions and other non-traditional means to assist storytellers in developing their own narrative. From folktales to fables and conversations to anecdotes, ICA enables the use of personal histories as a method to teach, to relate, to empathize and to celebrate.

  • Collaboration

    ICA partners with individuals, initiatives and organizations to develop their individual platforms to work progressively towards an inclusive storytelling environment. Sharing experiences though narrative builds trust, cultivates norms, transfers tacit knowledge, facilitates unlearning, and generates emotional connections. ICA helps in building that core competency within stakeholders.

  • Civic Engagement

    Building capacity for digital storytelling towards civic engagement helps in creating digital stories or narratives that can empower citizens to contribute meaningfully to city building dialogues. It also helps in increasing social capital around an inclusive, diverse and progressive community