Mayoral Debate National Congress of Italian Canadians Mario Sergio

Welcome to the National Congress of Italian Canadians

Toronto District

Welcome to the website for the National Congress of Italian Canadians-Toronto District. It has been a long time in the making, but it is hoped that this website will be informative and provide Italians not only in the Toronto area, but Italians all over the world with some insight into a group of approximately 1,350,000 Italian Canadians living in Canada. It is the website of the largest concentration of Italian Canadians outside of Italy. Italians It will provide insight into customs and traditions that have continued from the time of the arrival of the first immigrants to Canada and how the generations that followed have added to the proud history and traditions of their forefathers.

The website seeks to record and acknowledge the work of those who began their arrival in Canada as far back as the 1800’s.

Immigration

It seeks to identify issues relevant to Italian Canadians and provide a forum for people to voice their opinions.

With time, it is hoped that this website will provide a definitive bibliography of all materials written about Italian Canadians.

The website is in its infancy and accordingly, any photos, articles, books or information you may have that would enrich this website would be greatly appreciated. Please feel free to contact us and provide us with materials. It is being developed by volunteers and is a labour of love. Any contributions would be greatly appreciated.

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The website will also seek to create a database and provide links to websites for the different social clubs that exist in our community. The customs and traditions of every immigrant from every town in Italy is relevant and worthy of being permanently recorded.

We also welcome articles about club events, biographies of individual members that have contributed to our community, recipes, traditions, music from hometowns, as they are all relevant and worthy of being noted. Please help us make this site the most informative site on the web when it comes to Italian Canadians.

We also ask that any events that are held by your organizations be publicized on the site and recorded afterwards in our photo archives or via links to your web pages.

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All of these services are being offered free of charge by the Congress so that we can make sure our customs and traditions are preserved for generations to come.

Enjoy this site!

It has been created to remember our forefathers, share our experiences with one another in the community and provide a permanent resource for our children so that they will never forget from where they came.


October 8, 2010

WE DID IT!

On October 7, 2010, the Provincial Legislature passed Bill 103, officially declaring June, Italian Heritage Month.

On behalf of the National Congress of Italian Canadians-Toronto District and all Canadians of Italian origin, we would like to express our sincere gratitude to Mario Sergio MPP, Peter Shurman MPP and Rosario Marchese MPP for bringing this important initiative before the Legislature.

We would also like to express our sincere gratitude to our Premier, Dalton McGuinty and the entire Provincial Legislature for unanimously supporting the legislation and ensuring its quick passage.

The words of those that spoke during the debate resounded with many Canadians of Italian origin and will be remembered for their sincerity.

Italian Canadians are proud of their contributions to the Province of Ontario and will continue their commitment to making Canada a rich and diverse cultural mosaic for the benefit of all its citizens.


National Congress of Italian Canadians-Toronto District


Michael Tibollo,
President