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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 Finland.

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 Corporations Act.

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 operations. 

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.

Finnish 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