Hearts of Freedom on radio |CBC Ottawa Morning Show

In the 1970s and ’80s, Ottawa took in about 4,000 Vietnamese, Cambodian and Laotian refugees escaping communist regimes after the fall of Saigon. Nationwide, Canada took in tens of thousands more.

Now, some of their stories are being recorded on video for future generations.

Hearts of Freedom is an oral history project that aims to collect the stories of 90 refugees, as well as private sponsors and settlement administrators.