Slovaks in Canada
in the Year 2000

by John V. Stephens, Q.C.,
Honorary Consul, Slovak Republic


"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 stopped".

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.


  INDEX OF TOPICS
LIVING SLOVAK
THE CHURCHES, CENTRES OF ACTIVITY
THE ORGANIZATIONS
WILL YOU SPEAK SLOVAK?
THE UNKNOWN ARTS
SOCIAL NEEDS
COMMUNICATIONS
IS IT TIME TO GO BACK?
IT'S ONLY POLITICS
YOU'VE GOT TO BE THERE
WHO WILL SPEAK FOR US?
REMEMBERING THE PAST
THE WIRED COMMUNITY
PROJECTS TO CONSIDER
SPORTS TIMES
A PLACE TO SHOW OUR STUFF
THE STRUGGLING ARTS
COME TOGETHER
WHAT YOU MUST DO
SLOVAK SOM, AJ SLOVAK BUDEM!

Copyright of "Slovaks in Canada in the Year 2000" 1996 - John V. Stephens, Q.C.
All other contents & photographs 1997, Ondro Mihal.
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Ondro Mihal at omihal@slovak.com.
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