The Aberdeen Canadian Club, based at the University of Aberdeen, is a group of Canadians and Canadianists. Their webpage features a useful links section to related sites of interest.
The British Association for Canadian Studies (BACS) was established in 1975 as a forum and meeting point for academics with interests in Canada. It is one of the largest of more than 20 associations of Canadian Studies around the world, and a founding member of the International Council for Canadian Studies. BACS holds an annual conference which combines a wide range of topics and distinguished speakers with an informal and friendly atmosphere, and has a number of specialist subject groups which hold conferences on more focussed topics. It also publishes the British Journal of Canadian Studies.
Canada 25 is a non-profit, non-partisan organisation that brings the voices and ideas of Canadians, aged 20 to 35 years, to the nation’s public policy discourse. It takes action on issues of local and national significance by developing policy proposals, implementing local and national initiatives, and building an international network in public affairs and civic engagement. Canada 25 acts as a resource for government, business and community leaders and provides exciting opportunities for young Canadians to build policy analysis and civic leadership skills. Created in 2000, membership now exceeds 1,000.
Founded at a meeting held at Freemason’s Tavern, Holborn, on October 20, 1810, the Canada Club is one of the oldest dining clubs in London and the oldest institution connected with Canada. The Canada Club owes its origin to the fur traders of the North West Company and derived some of its members from the Beaver Club, which still exists in Montreal. The Club hosts three dinners per year and has been privileged to entertain distinguished individuals in public life from Canada, the UK and the Commonwealth.
The Canada House Cine-Club is Britain’s only Canadian film club. Launched in June 2000, the Club meets monthly to screen Canadian feature films. The venue consists of a 48-seat private screening cinema at Canada House, Trafalgar Square. Since its launch, the Cine-Club has hosted 21 events, including U.K. premieres, pre-release screenings and screenings of films not released in the U.K. email@example.com
The Canada Post is a privately owned, unsubsidised, free monthly tabloid-sized newspaper for the 200,000 Canadians living in the United Kingdom. Circulation is 23,000 copies, serving an estimated readership of 50,000-plus. The Canada Post’s mission is to reach all 200,000 Canadians who are resident in the UK, offering them an excellent review of current news, events and issues in Canada and in the Canadian community in Britain. The distribution network is three-pronged: some are posted to individual subscribers; some are delivered in bulk or individually to relevant Canadian and British companies and organisations; and the remainder are distributed to street boxes throughout London.
The Canada-UK Chamber of Commerce aims to improve and strengthen commercial and trade relations in both directions between the two countries. It operates by providing a networking forum for Canadian and British companies and individuals with trading and commercial interests in each other’s countries, and by disseminating information on aspects of trade and commerce involving the two countries. For Canadian companies established in the UK, the Chamber provides continuing contact with the Canadian community and help in understanding the local market; for British companies with interests in Canada, the Chamber is a means of keeping abreast of developments there. Membership of the Chamber ranges from large companies – such as the big six Canadian banks, Canary Wharf Group and Standard Life — to small startups.
The Canada-UK Colloquia are annual meetings that aim to increase knowledge and educate the public about the advantages of a close and dynamic relationship between the two countries. The Colloquia take place alternately in each country, bringing together by invitation British and Canadian parliamentarians, public officials, academics, representatives from the private sector, graduate students and others. The organisers seek a carefully defined focus on issues of immediate concern to both countries. One of the Colloquia’s main endeavours is to stimulate and publish research on each subject under discussion. Its list of publications shows the wide range of topics covered by the series.
The Canadian Women’s Club is a diverse group of women brought together by their common ties to Canada. The Club’s two principal objectives are to provide opportunities for Canadian women to meet through various activities and social events, and to enable its members to undertake projects of interest, including work for the benefit of Canadians in the UK who may be in need. Canadian Women’s Club in Scotland: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Network Canada is a business and social group for Canadians in London. Since its inception in 1999, Network Canada’s membership has grown to over 850 members, making it Europe’s largest and fastest growing association of expatriate Canadians. Throughout the year, Network Canada organises over 25 events at Canada House and other London venues and holds regular meetings where members can listen to invited speakers, meet friends, network or participate in a host of other activities. The highlight of the calendar is the annual black-tie event, the Canadian Thanksgiving Ball. Through its commitment to Canadian charitable causes, Network Canada has raised over 15,000.
The Oxford Canada Club is a society of Canadians and Canadianists at the University of Oxford. The club holds events year-round, including Thanksgiving and Canada Day celebrations. Its Web site features news, a calendar of events, a photo gallery and useful links to Web sites in Canada and in Oxford.
This French-language website is a user-driven information forum geared towards helping newcomers to London’s financial services sector adjust to life in the city. It claims to be unique, as the only UK-based French-Canadian site that offers members advice on mutual experiences covering all aspects of banking and accounting sectors in London. It is supported by Canadian universities and business schools as well as ex-patriot organisations and newspapers.
The name of this social club is taken from the historic Canadian Regiment, the Royal 22nd (pronounced in English "van doo" from the French "vingt-deux"). It is a group of Canadians – and those interested in Canada – who meet in London on the 22nd day of each month for a friendly get-together. The atmosphere is informal, and meetings are held at different locations for variety’s sake and to give members a chance to see different parts of the city. The Vandoos club has more than 200 members, and anywhere from 20 and 50 people attend each event. Membership is free.