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Welcome to the Home Page of the Toronto Canada-China Friendship Association! We are a member of the Federation of Canada- China Friendship Associations. Our aims as recorded in the Federation's constitution are:

- To promote friendship between the people of Canada and China by fostering mutual understanding and appreciation of each other's society, their historical development and their functioning social and economic institutions.
- To promote cultural, educational, scientific, athletic and other exchanges between the Canadian and Chinese people.

Our activities include:
- public meetings: speakers, panel discussions, films
- cultural and social events: banquets, jiaozi (Chinese dumpling) parties
- mentoring and hospitality: English classes, hosting visitors from China
- publication of TCCFA Newsletter
- Gourmet Dinners
- Learning Tours to China

Meet people who share your interest in China and things Chinese!

To receive information about becoming a member, click on our Information Page.

If you wish to print out a TCCFA membership form, click on the link below:



On Sunday October 23, author and York Professor Glen Norcliffe will present excerpts from his book Inside The Fourth Furnace: The Rise, And Fall, And Rise of Chongqing.

You can read President Michael Copeland's 2016/17 letter to TCCFA members at the link HERE.

Our Annual Fall Banquet took place on Monday, September 19 at the Gold Mark Chinese Cuisine in Markham. We thank everyone who attended, including the Toronto Deputy and Vice Consuls of China.

Thanks to everyone who attended our Annual General Meeting on Sunday, April 17 which was followed by an auction of various items donated by members of the Federation and the Chinese Consulate. Congratulations to Michael Copeland who will return as TCCFA President and to the new and returning Board members. We'll see everyone at our Annual Banquet this fall!

On Sunday, March 20 we experienced a very informative tour of the Royal Ontario Museumís China Galleries, guided by Donna, one of ROMís docents.

We thank artist Yitong Lok for a very informative talk about his work on Sunday, February 28, 2016. He is part of three generations of the Lok family who have special ties with many of the great Chinese masters who had changed twentieth-century Chinese Art History.

We thank everyone who attended our annual Jiaozi Party on Saturday, January 30 as we welcomed the Chinese New Year in our traditional festive way. Happy Year of the Monkey!

On Sunday, November 15, Yan LI, Director of the Confucius Institute, Renison College, University of Waterloo, was our speaker. She talked about her book, The Stuff Left to Lil, based on a letter dated August 15, 1939, Norman Bethune wrote to Lillian Smith in Toronto, the last known one he wrote and we thank her for a very informative presentation.

On Sunday, October 18 Michael Copeland presented a talk (and slideshow) entitled "From WW1 to China to Hollywood: Henry Norman Bethune, Tillson Lever Harrison & AA MacLeod." See our Highlights page for pictures and a summary.

Our Annual Fall Banquet took place on Monday, October 5 at the King Dragon Cuisine in Thornhill. We thank all those who joined us as we celebrated China's National Day with good food and better company.

TCCFA members attended the Commemoration of the 70th Anniversary of the End of the Second World War at the Norman Bethune Statue in Gravenhurst. Pictures are at the Highlights page.

TCCFA members attended the 4th Canada-China Cultural Dialogue on Aug 5-6 at the Hilton Toronto. They held a two-hour meeting with representatives from the Chinese Peoples' Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries and also participated in the Dialogue's other events. See Photos at the Highlights page.

We thank Dr. Donia Zhang for a wonderful presentation on Saturday, May 9 and we congratulate all new and returning Board members who were elected at our Annual General Meeting. We are taking our usual summer break but will have many wonderful events for our 2015/16 season!

On Sunday, April 26, we were very pleased to present a talk by David Mulroney,Ambassador of Canada to the Peopleís Republic of China from 2009 to 2012. Thanks to those who attended and also to those whobought a book!

On Sunday, March 15, we presented Sarah Kutulakos, CCBCís Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer, who gave an insightful seiminar on How Canada Needs to Be More Strategic in its Business Relations with China.

The TCCFA Board of Directors joined many honoured guests, including Toronto Mayor John Tory, in welcoming both the Year of the Sheep and the new Consul-General, Mr. Xue Bing,


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Toronto, Ontario
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