|"There are less than five years to the
beginning of another millennium; less than five
years to consider what the Slovak community in
Canada will be like in the year 2,000.
Slovak immigration to Canada began at
the turn of the 20th century, and in the almost
100 years that have followed, there now are more
than 120,000 Canadians of Slovak origin. Growth
has been slow, and it has taken three waves of
immigration to get to 120,000 -- before the
Second World War, after the Second World War and
after the Russian invasion of Czecho-Slovakia.
Today immigration from Slovakia has practically
With these words, John V.
Stephens, Honorary Consul, Slovak Republic,
kicked off his 20 part series on the future of
Slovaks in Cnada. The original version of this
thought provoking series was published in
Kanadsky Slovak in 1996. Presented here is the
electronic version of this series.