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Canadian-Hungarian Organizations

Montreal Hungarian Historical Society

MHHS was founded in June 2006 with the primary goal of creating a historical exhibit at the Montreal City Hall , aimed at presenting the history of the local Hungarian community to the wider population. The Society, however, soon realized that its mandate should extend beyond the organization of the exhibit and must also include the preservation of the local Hungarian community's culture and heritage for future generations. The Montreal Hungarian Historical Society is a non-profit entity registered under the name: La Société historique hongroise de Montréal.

The Canada-Hungary Educational Foundation

The Canada-Hungary Educational Foundation (Fondation éducative Canada-Hongrie) is a registered charity set up in 2005 to raise public awareness for Canada’s role in receiving Hungarian refugees in 1956/57 and to highlight their experiences and contributions to Canadian society.

World Federation of Hungarian Veterans - Vancouver Chapter

The MHBK is the World Federation of Hungarian Veterans, or Magyar Harcosok Bajtársi Közössége. A strong Hungarian veteran’s movement existed in Hungary from shortly after the First World War until 1945. After W.W.II, the new communist government forbade such organizations, and consequently the nation’s veterans were left without any representation. In 1946 the MHBK was formed outside of Hungary to serve the many veterans who were forced to leave their homeland. There are several thousand MHBK members around the world, and now Vancouver’s 33 members are once again contributing to the promotion and preservation of Hungary’s military history. The Vancouver Chapter publishes the very popular bi-monthly newsletter ‘Magyar Front’ and has been an inspiration to other Hungarian enthusiasts around the world.

Hungarian Society of Victoria

The Hungarian Society of Victoria was established in 1966 and has been very active since then. The goal of the Society is to nourish and foster the Hungarian language, culture and historical traditions, and to participate in community events with our fellow British Columbians such as the very popular Folkfest and Saanich Fair, held every year. The Society also assists newcomers of Hungarian origin to adjust to the Canadian and British Columbian way of life.

Hungarian Canadian Club of Waterloo - Wellington

According to the latest poll, there are about four thousand people of hungarian origin and descent in the Golden Triangle area of Kitchener, Guelph, Cambridge and surroundings. The largest number of hungarians arrived in this area in 1956-57, just after the Hungarian Revolution was crushed by oppression. In 1962 some of thr dedicated people thought to gather this relatively large number of people, forming aClub to maintain and preserve the national heritage, to keep the language and culture alive. The Club is now the main gathering place to the area Hungarians. Dances are held each month, and language classes were held for the children, during the winter months. A dance group was formed in 1970 and the youngsters have participated in Multicultural events in all the three cities

Hungarian Canadian Cultural Association of Calgary

Announcements, upcoming and planned programs, regularly scheduled programs, memberships, library, newsletter, Kronika TV.

Hungarian Canadian Community Services in Toronto

Founded in 1991, the HCCS is a registered, not for profit, charitable organization whose aim is to provide programs designed to improve the quality of life and enhance opportunities for Hungarian speaking residents in the Greater Toronto Area. The organization offers social, educational, cultural and outreach programs and services.

Hungarian Helicon Society - Greater Toronto Area

The Hungarian Helicon Society is a membership-based organization led by volunteers. It was created by Hungarian Canadians to promote Hungarian culture, history and heritage in the Greater Toronto Area. The Hungarian Helicon Society was founded in 1951 in Toronto, Ontario by Hungarians who emigrated to Canada after World War II. Their goals were twofold. They wished to maintain their Hungarian heritage in their new home, Canada, and to introduce Canadians to their Hungarian culture and history. They also wanted to ensure that their children would know their roots, their mother tongue, and the culture and history of their parents' homeland. To achieve these goals, the Hungarian Helicon Society promotes Hungarian education in the Greater Toronto Area, and organizes many cultural and social events, such as lectures, exhibitions, concerts, and the annual gala ball.

Hungarian Canadian Engineers Association

The association was formed in 1953 by an informal group of engineers, who gathered from time to time for social events and mutual support. The objectives of the Association are: To promote the interests of engineers, scientists, architects, technologists, technicians, engineering, architectural and other university students of Hungarian background. To establish centres in Canada, where individuals can exchange technical, scientific and cultural ideas. To maintain liaison with Canadian professional bodies and other associations with similar aims.

Arany János Hungarian School in Toronto

The Arany János Hungarian Week-end School developed from the former Family Circle operating in the Hungarian Cultural Centre. It was established in 1975. Regular subjects taught in the morning were followed by cultural activities in the afternoon. These included choir, music, embroidery, egg painting, pottery, folk dancing, and performing at various celebrations. In 1990 the federal government withdrew support from foreign language programs, and an alternative solution was sought out through the Toronto School Board, allowing the classes to continue. Afternoon classes at this time included choir, folk dancing, and zither. The Farsangi Mulatság (Carneval) was also established. Zither classes ceased around the end of the nineties due to lack of interest; however, poetry recitation and reading competitions became an annual event. In the 1970's, students came mostly from new immigrant families. Today the shool has second and third generation children, children of mixed marriages, and children of refugee families, as well as some New Canadians.

Ottawa Hungarian Community Centre

The Ottawa Hungarian Community Centre is the home of cultural, educational, and entertaining events for the Hungarian community and invited guests, living in Canada's national capital region. The programs, organized by the centre's management, feature ethnic Hungarian dance troupes, choirs, bands, and theatre groups, composed of local artists, as well as guest performers from Hungary and other regions inhabited by Hungarians worldwide. The centre's library offers nearly 2000 books, which are available for borrowing. A variety of events are staged in the library from time to time, such as: Hungarian language courses, literary evenings, and scientific presentations . Every Friday night, members and guests are welcome to enjoy a fine Hungarian dinner, accompanied by a variety of Hungarian and other beverages from the fully licensed bar facility.

Hungarian Studies Association of Canada

The Hungarian Studies Association of Canada is a scholarly organization devoted to the study of Hungarian culture and history at an academic level. It sponsors annual conferences; supports publications of high quality research; and issues a newsletter on a regular basis. While the "home-base" of the Association is in Canada, its scope with regard to Hungarian Studies is international, and its approach is interdisciplinary.

Hungarian Canadian Chamber of Commerce

The Hungarian Canadian Chamber of Commerce is based in Montreal, Quebec and promotes business exchanges between Canada and Hungary. Both Canada and Hungary are very dynamic and offer excellent business opportunities. Hungary is a member of the European Union and centrally located with historical access to new markets in Eastern Europe. Similarly Quebec is a natural gateway between Europe and North America with complete access to the Canadian and American markets. The Hungarian Canadian Chamber of Commerce supports commercial exchanges between Canada and Hungary by supporting small and medium size enterprises (SMEs). SMEs are the main focus of the chamber because they create the most employment and they have the same needs as multinational corporations but not the resources.

Hungarian School of Montreal

The Hungarian School of Montreal was founded in 1933 by The Sisters of Social Service, an international religious community founded in 1923 in Hungary. The shool accepts and welcomes all children three years old and up. Teaching starts at 9:30 a.m. every Saturday. The children are learning Hungarian History and Geography, and to read and write in Hungarian. Through yearly performances, they are presenting the Hungarian traditions, poetries, songs and folktales. Three times a year, the School organizes day trips, which assist in making long lasting friendships. The Hungarian School also provides Hungarian language courses for adults.

Hungarian Community in Winnipeg

Hungarian events in Winnipeg, Hungarian Consulate in Winnipeg, Hungarian organizations in Winnipeg: Szent István Hungarian House, St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Parish, Hungarian United Church, Kapisztrán Hungarian Folk Ensemble, Kárpát Hungarian Folk Dancers.

Hungarian Comittee of Montréal

Circular, invitations, calendar, Hungarian associations in Montréal.

Regina Hungarian Cultural and Social Club

The Regina Hungarian Cultural and Social Club, located at 1925 McAra Street, first opened in 1922. It was established for the purpose of keeping Hungrian heritage and culture alive in Regina. The Club moved to its current location in 1963, where it was expanded in 1982. It is home to the Balaton Ballroom and the Regina Balaton Hungarian Dancers. The Regina Hungarian community is a small but strong one, with 300 currently registered members of the club. The members of the Regina Hungarian Club work to keep our heritage and culture alive and well through several functions each year, including Mosaic, the Harvest Festival, the Western Canadian Hungarian Folk Dance Festival, rememberances for important events in Hungary's history, and support for the Regina Balaton Hungarian Dancers.

Hungarian Scouts of Canada

Homepage of the Hungarian Scouts of Canada: members of the Hungarian Scout Association Abroad - V. Canada Region. Site has updated News, Events, Photos and Reviews from accross Canada and our Association Headquarters in USA. Contains Training material for Scoutcraft and Hungarian studies, incudung music, Hungarian crafts etc. Most is in Hungarian but also with links to English and several other languages. Serves as contact and communication with our 10 troops and our scouts. Serves as information and publicity towards Canada, Hungarian Canadaians and scouts worldwide.

Hungarian Society of Saskatoon

he Hungarian Society of Saskatoon is a non-profit organization representing the Hungarian community of Saskatoon since 1949. The Society's mandate is to promote, upkeep and propagate the Hungarian culture, language, and traditions of the Hungarian people among the membership of the Society and among fellow Canadians.

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