Fonds F0628 - Canadian Friends of Finland fonds

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Canadian Friends of Finland fonds

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  • 1981-2012 (Creation)

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1.44 m of textual records and other material

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The Canadian Friends of Finland (CFF) was founded in 1982 by a group of Finnish Canadian volunteers led by Professor Varpu Lindstrom of York University. The mandate of the CFF is to develop and promote friendly relations and cultural and educational connections between Canadians and Finns. Since its founding in Toronto, the CFF has established active branches in Montreal, Ottawa, and Vancouver. In 1990 the CFF established the CFF Education Foundation (CFFEF) to support the Finnish Studies Program at the University of Toronto.

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The fonds consists of governance records (bylaws, letters patent, incorporation documents), newsletters, minutes, financial records, Finnish studies scholarship files, cultural activity files (musical events, lectures, film showings, symposia), fundraising files pertaining to CFFEF (Canadian Friends of Finland Education Foundation), miscellaneous files, FINNSTAUT (Finnish Studies Alumni Association at University of Toronto), membership files, CFF branch files, and some photographs.

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Donated by the Canadian Friends of Finland in 2012.


Language of material

  • English
  • Finnish

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  • Latin

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Restrictions on access

File 2012-059/009(22) is closed until 31 December 2022. Files containing personal third party information are closed unless written permission is obtained from the Canadian Friends of Finland; requests must be directed to the University Archivist.

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Related records may be found in the Varpu Lindstrom fonds (F558).

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The fonds comprises the following accessions: 2012-059. Further accruals are expected.

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Some of the material is in Finnish.

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2012/12/19 Dubeau:. (Creation)
2012/12/19 Awaiting review by the Data Collection Archivist
2013/02/04 Dubeau. Add admin history and complete fonds level description.
2014/01/04 Anna St.Onge. corrected link to legacy finding aid, minor changes to note fields, published finding aid.

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  • English


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