Benefactors Varoujan and Silva Lapoyan handing the donation to ACC Toronto Chair Hagop Janbazian

Toronto’s ARS Armenian High School Gets $1 Million Donation, New Name

TORONTO, Canada—The 2016-2017 Armenian Relief Society (ARS) Armenian Private School year opened Sept. 6, with a generous donation of one million dollars (CAD) by Mr. and Mrs. Varoujan and Silva Lapoyan. The announcement was made during the opening assembly held at Toronto’s St. Mary’s [more...]

September 8, 2016 // 5 Comments

The program participants

A Genocide is Not an Accident; It is a Choice

International Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies’ 2016 University Program “A Genocide is not an accident; it is a choice. It occurs because human beings make it happen and let it happen,” said Roger Smith, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the International Institute for [more...]

September 5, 2016 // 0 Comments

Thousands of activists marched in downtown Montreal on May 8. (Photo: Nareg Rezian)

Thousands March in Montreal for Genocide Prevention

March for Humanity Also Honored All Victims of Genocides of the 20th Century MONTREAL, Canada—Thousands of activists marched in downtown Montreal on May 8, in honor of the memory of genocide victims of the 20th century, as well as to raise awareness to help prevent atrocities from taking place. [more...]

May 10, 2016 // 1 Comment

Hundreds of community members from the Niagara Region and elsewhere gathered at the Armenian Community Center of St. Catherines for the ceremony.

Canadian PM Congratulates Armenians on Unveiling of Genocide Monument

ST. CATHARINES, Canada—“On this day, we gather to unveil the Armenian Genocide Monument of St. Catharines, which commemorates the tragic loss of life of the Armenian population during the waning days of the Ottoman Empire in 1915,” said Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in a statement [more...]

May 4, 2016 // 0 Comments

Bishop Meghrig Parikian, Prelate of the Armenian Apostolic Church of Canada, greets a Syrian newcomer. (Photo: CTV)

Toronto Armenian Community Resettles Syrian Refugees

Special for the Armenian Weekly The phones ring continuously at the Armenian Community Center of Toronto SAH office. (Photo: Toronto Star) TORONTO, Canada—The phones ring continuously. “Parev, Torontoyi Hay Getron,” greet the office workers in Armenian. Tinges of Arabic and English mix into [more...]

December 25, 2015 // 9 Comments


Pomegranate Film Festival  to Spotlight ‘Operation ‎Nemesis’

By Dr. Roubina Yeghoyan Hamazkayin’s 10th annual Pomegranate Film Festival (POM) will take place in Toronto, Canada, from Nov. 16-22. In honor of the festival’s 10th anniversary and the Centennial commemoration of the Armenian Genocide, POM will present a week-long program featuring a [more...]

November 6, 2015 // 0 Comments

Toronto Mayor John Tory accompanied by members of the Toronto City Council. The mayor reaffirmed his promise to build a public monument in memory of the victims of the Armenian Genocide. (Photo: Ishkhan Ghazarian)

Thousands of Torontonians Commemorate Genocide Centenary  

TORONTO, Canada—More than 5,000 Torontonians commemorated the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide on April 19 in an event at Queen’s Park that honored the victims of the genocide and celebrated a people’s survival. All levels of government were represented at the commemoration event, where [more...]

April 26, 2015 // 1 Comment

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