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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.


Topi Lehtipuu in Concert


Topi Lehtipuu is an acclaimed Finnish tenor, one of the best of his generation on the world stage. We are pleased to announce that his debut Canadian recital will be in Ottawa on May 20, 2014. He will be accompanied by French pianist, Christophe Larrieu. The program will include three genres: lieder, opera, and jazz.

Register to purchase tickets

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: Sunday, April 20, 2014