Welcome / Tervetuloa !
Since the early twentieth century, strong ties have existed
between individual citizens of Canada and Finland as a result of
immigration, business, educational and cultural exchanges, and
tourism. More formal interactions between the two nations occur
at the level of diplomatic and other inter-governmental
exchanges and in international venues.
As its name suggests, the mission of the Canadian Friends of
Finland (Ottawa), or CFF, is to help strengthen and enrich the
relations between the two nations at the levels of individuals,
and of social, cultural and educational groups. Through the
various activities it organises for its members, the CFF
provides a network of contacts among Canadians interested in
The Canadian Friends of Finland (Ottawa) began in 1988 as a
branch of Canadian Friends of Finland based in Toronto.
In 1993 Canadian Friends of Finland (Ottawa) incorporated as a
non-profit charitable corporation under Part II of the Canada
Special General Meeting
DATE: Tuesday, October 14th
TIME: General Meeting 7 PM
LOCATION: The Bistro
Marriott Courtyard East
200 Coventry Road
New legislation for non-profit corporations has required us to
replace our Letters Patent and By-Laws with a Certificate of
Continuance and new by-laws which align with the new law. The
Board has developed the new documents required, but they require
approval of the membership before they can be submitted. The NFP
Act requires that the Articles of Continuance be approved by a
special resolution of members, which is a resolution that is
passed by at least two-thirds of the votes cast at a meeting.
The Board of Directors has called a Special General Meeting of
members in order to acquire this approval, required by law for
the Canadian Friends of Finland (Ottawa) to continue
The meeting will be held at the time and place indicated above.
The documents will be made available to members in advance of
the meeting, and it is not anticipated that the meeting will
last more than half an hour.
Dinner will be available at the restaurant following the meeting
on a buy-your-own basis to give all an opportunity to be social!
Only members who have paid their membership fees for 2014 are
eligible to vote. If you have not paid them as yet, you may pay
them prior to the meeting. If you are not able to attend please
consider giving your proxy to another member, so that we have a
significant representation of members for the vote.
Click here to Renew
your CFF membership online. Payment may be made by cheque.
church service dates for this year:
• Thanksgiving Service - October 5th, 2014
• Christmas carol sing-along - November 30th, 2014
• Christmas Service - December 14th, 2014
All the services are held at 3:00pm in St. Peter's Evangelical
Lutheran Church, 400 Sparks Street, Ottawa. Entrance through the
side door from the parking lot.
Note: Side entrance will be closed at 3:30pm and will be
re-opened after the service before the coffee reception.
Site last updated:
Monday, September 29, 2014