Organizational Anniversaries

Introduction

Typically, people form organizations to achieve a common goal.  When Lithuanian immigrants first arrived in Canada, they began to form various organizations to meet their immediate needs related to employment, health care, language instruction, education and cultural preservation.  These organizations changed over time to reflect evolving immigration patterns, demographics and cultural requirements.  It is interesting from a historical perspective to see the variety and breadth of Lithuanian organizational activity as Lithuanian‘s progressed in Canadian society.

Based entirely on the book “Directory of Lithuanian Canadian Organizations”, we list the active and historical organizations celebrating special anniversaries this year.

If you are aware of additional information, please contact us at klma@klb.org

Lithuanian Museum Archives of Canada


Organization/Press
Year
Established
Anniversary
in 2024
ACTIVE
BALTIC FEDERATION OF CANADA194975
CANADIAN LITHUANIAN CATHOLIC CULTURAL ASSOCIATION194975
„KOVAS“ - Sports Club, (Hamilton)194975
LITHUANIAN CATHOLIC WOMEN'S ASSOCIATION OF CANADA - Mississauga Chapter194975
„TĖVIŠKĖS ŽIBURIAI”/LIGHTS OF HOMELAND - Newspaper, (Toronto)194975
 
WOMEN'S ASSOCIATION OF LITHUANIA MINOR, (Toronto)195965
 
OUR LADY OF ŠILUVA PARISH, (London, Ontario)196460
 
LITHUANIAN MARTYRS' PARISH, (Mississauga)197450
 
HISTORICAL
SOCIETY OF ST. ELIZABETH, (Montreal)1919105
 
„KANADOS LIETUVIS”/LITHUANIAN CANADIAN - Newspaper, (Toronto)192995
 
LITHUANIAN ALLIANCE OF AMERICA (Toronto)193490
 
ASSOCIATION OF VOLUNTEERS OF THE LITHUANIAN ARMED FORCES194975
BISHOP MOTIEJUS VALANČIUS LITHUANIAN SCHOOL, (Hamilton)194975
CANADIAN LITHUANIAN CATHOLIC PRIESTS ASSOCIATION194975
LITHUANIAN ACADEMIC UNION194975
LITHUANIAN ALLIANCE OF CANADA194975
LITHUANIAN CANADIAN NATIONAL UNION194975
LITHUANIAN CATHOLIC FEDERATION "ATEITIS", HAMILTON CHAPTER194975
LITHUANIAN CATHOLIC WOMEN'S ASSOCIATION OF CANADA - Hamilton Chapter194975
LITHUANIAN CATHOLIC WOMEN'S ASSOCIATION OF CANADA - Winnipeg Chapter194975
LITHUANIAN PEASANTS' AND PEOPLES' UNION194975
LITHUANIAN REVIVAL MOVEMENT, (Montreal)194975
OUR LADY OF MERCY PARISH CHOIR, (Hamilton)194975
SOCIETY OF LOVERS OF THE FATHERLAND194975
„VERSLAS“ - LITHUANIAN CANADIAN BUSINESS ASSOCIATION194975
WORLD UNION OF LITHUANIAN ENGINEERS AND ARCHITECTS, (Toronto)194975
 
ASSOCIATION OF LITHUANIANS OF THE VILNIUS REGION IN THE DIASPORA195470
DELHI LITHUANIAN SCHOOL195470
LITHUANIAN CATHOLIC FEDERATION "ATEITIS", MONTREAL CHAPTER195470
LITHUANIAN CATHOLIC FEDERATION OF CANADA195470
LITHUANIAN NATIONAL FOUNDATION, (Montreal)195470
TORONTO RIFLEMEN'S UNION195470
 
CAMP OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD, (Wasaga)195965
„GINTARAS” - Folk dance, music, and drama group, (St. Catharines)195965
LETHBRIDGE LITHUANIAN FOLK DANCE GROUP195965
„RAMOVĖ“ - LITHUANIAN ARMY VETERANS ASSOCIATION195965
ST. CASIMIR PARISH, (Delhi)195965
ST. CASIMIR PARISH CHOIR, (Delhi)195965
 
“BALTIJA” - Music and Folk dance group, (London, Ontario)196460
LITHUANIAN CATHOLIC WOMEN'S ASSOCIATION OF CANADA, (London, Ontario)196460
LITHUANIAN PHILATELIC SOCIETY, (Toronto)196460
„PAŠVAISTĖ” - Choir, (London, Ontario)196460
„TAURAS“ - Sports Club, (London, Ontario)196460
 
CANADIAN LITHUANIAN CATHOLIC CENTRE196955
 
HAMILTON LITHUANIAN PENSIONERS CLUB, „ĄŽUOLAS”197450
MAIRONIS RIFLEMEN'S UNION, (Sudbury)197450
„NERIS” - Folk dance group, (Windsor)197450
„RAMBYNAS“ - LITHUANIAN SENIOR CITIZEN'S HOME, (Hamilton)197450
„VAIVORYKŠTĖ” - Folk art group, (Montreal)197450
V16 Supporters Group, (Montreal)197450
„VILNIUS MANOR” - LITHUANIAN SENIOR CITIZEN'S HOME, (Toronto)197450
 
„RUDENĖLIS“ - Women's singing group, (Vancouver)197945
 
„ANGELIUKAI“ - Lithuanian Martyrs' Catholic Church children's choir, (Mississauga)198440
QUEBEC LITHUANIAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION198440
„SUTARTINĖ“ - Singing Group, (Toronto)198440
 
„DAINA” - Pension Club choir, (Toronto)199430

Directory of Lithuanian Canadian Organizations
Published by the Lithuanian Canadian Community
Coordinator Vida Stanevičienė
Research and Editing Dr. Rasa Mažeikaitė
Lithuanian Language Editor Rima Žemaitytė-De Iuliis
Printing preparation Jurgis Kuliešius ir Rima Žemaitytė-De Iuliis
Cover design Matas Stanevičius

Toronto, 2002

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