The Canadian Polish Research Institute is a non-profit organization that gathers people of Polish origins who are interested in research on the history, culture, language and social changes of the Polish ethnic minority in Canada. The chief task of the Institute is to collect and preserve all documents concerning the life and work of Polish immigrants in Canada, eventually creating an adequate source base for research.
60th ANNIVERSARY of
THE CANADIAN POLISH RESEARCH INSTITUTE
I — memoirs of Polish immigrants — An Ordinary Move. Memoirs of Polish immigrants to Canada 1988-2012, ed. J. Kozak, J. Lustanski, Toronto: CPRI 2014.
Friday, April 24, 2015 at 7:00pm. Consulate General of Poland
II — Polish immigrants personalities — K. Starczak-Kozłowska, Kanada uskrzydlona polskością…, Wydawnictwo Krukowiak 2015.
Thursday, November 19, 2015 at 7:00pm. Consulate General of Poland
III — Black Ribbon Day Movement: round table discussion & book launch — Dr Edward Sołtys, Black Ribbon Day, Toronto: CPRI 2014.
March, 31, 2016 at 7:00pm. George Ignatieff Theatre, 15 Devonshire Pl., University of Toronto.
IV — book launch — Dr Patryk Polec, Hurrah Revolutionaries. The Polish Canadian Communist Movement 1918-1948, McGill-Queen’s University Press 2015.
V — thematic lecture — TBA
VI — thematic lecture — TBA
The book Black Ribbon Day in the hands of Prime Minister Stephen Harper
- Black Ribbon Day Celebrations
The Canadian Polish Research Institute has just published a new book titled Black Ribbon Day by Dr. Edward Soltys. It concerns the history and activities of the Black Ribbon Day movement, established in Canada, which main focus was to commemorate victisms of Nazism and Stalinism after the Ribbentrop-Molotov Pact. The book available on our website through the book order form.
We are extremely happy to announce that we have been awarded a grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation to digitize our archives of Polish language newspapers and rare sociological and historical books. The preservation of these materials will enable scholars, students and the public to learn about the Polish community and its role in the social, cultural, economic, and political make-up of Toronto and Canada.