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Canada’s Last Armenian Genocide Survivor Passes Away in Montreal

MONTREAL, Canada (Horizon)—Knar Yemenidjian, who was believed to be the last Armenian Genocide survivor in Canada, passed away in Montreal on Jan. 19, just short of her 108th birthday. Knar Yemenidjian (Photo: René Saint-Louis) Yemenidjian(née Bohjelian) was born in Ottoman Kayseri in 1909. [more...]

January 20, 2017 // 2 Comments

Zoryan Launches New Syrian-Armenian Refugee Oral History Project

TORONTO, Canada—The Zoryan Institute has officially launched its Syrian-Armenian Refugee Oral History Project conducting its first interview on Nov. 7. With this project, the Institute seeks to interview Syrian-Armenian newcomers and document their lifestyle in Syria prior to the war, their [more...]

December 1, 2016 // 0 Comments

Eleventh Annual Pomegranate Film Festival Concludes in Toronto

The Hamazkayin Toronto Klatsor chapter’s eleventh annual Pomegranate Film Festival (POM XI) concluded a five-day program  of engaging cinema and unforgettable discourse celebrating filmmaking talent from around the world on Nov. 20. Thirty-eight films were screened from 14 countries. The [more...]

November 28, 2016 // 0 Comments

Joint ANC Delegation Meets with Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs

OTTAWA, Canada—A joint delegation of the Armenian National Committee International Council (ANC International) and the Armenian National Committee of Canada (ANCC), headed by ANC International Chair, Hagop Der Khatchadourian, met with the Honorable Stéphane Dion, Canada’s Minister of Foreign [more...]

November 15, 2016 // 0 Comments

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

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 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

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

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