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Toronto Canada-China Friendship Association

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:



The TCCFA Board of Directors welcomed a delegation from Hong'an County at the Taste of China restaurant on Saturday, December 13. Pictures are at the Highlights Page.

TCCFA will be taking a holiday break but will back with new events in the New Year including a January talk about the connection between Jamaica, China and Panama by Dr. Keith Lowe and the return of our JiaoZi Dinner in February.

TCCFA supporter Arlene Chan will be launching her new book, Righting Canada's Wrongs: the Chinese Head Tax and Anti-Chinese Immigration Policies of the Twentieth Century on Wednesday, Nov. 12, 5:30-8 pm, at the Lillian Smith Library, 239 College Street (at Huron Street).

TCCFA Board members attended a film event for Tibetan Culture Week at the TIFF Bell Lightbox on November 4.

Thanks to all who joined us on Sunday, October 19 at the U. of T. Medical Sciences Building as Dr. John Hagen spoke about his experiences in China and the state and outlook for medicine in the country. You can see photos at the Highlights page.

TCCFA Board Members attended the Consulate's Reception honouring the 65th anniversary of the Founding of the People's Republic of China on Friday September 26. See the Highlights Page for photos.

Thanks to everyone who joined us on Monday, September 22 for our Annual Fall Banquet at the Sky Dragon Restaurant. Members of the Chinese Consulate were our special guests. Check the Highlights Page for photos.

Be sure to attend at 2:00 pm on Sunday, June 1, at OISE when Kyle Jolliffe will talk about his visit to Chengdu from September 2013 to January this year.

Thank you to everyone who joined us on Sunday, May 4, to listen to Olivia Chow as our our guest speaker. We are thankful especially to Olivia Chow for making time during the long weekend to give her presentation.

We thank everyone who came out to The Forbidden City:Inside the Court of Chinese Emperors at the Royal Ontario Museum on Sunday, April 6. The private tour was very informative!

On Sunday, February 23, York University Professor of Visual Arts Bruce Parsons spoke at OISE on "Changes Reshaping Chinese Art: 1986-2013" based on his many trips to China as visiting professor at the Zhejiang Academy of Fine Arts in Hangzhou. Thanks to everyone who came out!

On Monday, January 27 we gathered at the Lucky Season Hotpot restaurant at Leslie and Highway 7 to warm our cold tummies with Mongolian Hotpot. Thanks to all who came out and thank you to the staff of the Chinese Consulate who attended and bought the wine!

We thank those who joined us on Sunday, November 17 as we presented Bambi Nancy Shen, author of The Uncrushable Rose, a moving and heart-rending memoiróthe story of a girl born in 1939 to a Chinese diplomat in Saigon (now Ho Chi Minh City), Vietnam. See our Highlights page for photos.

We thank everyone who came to our event on Sunday, October 20 when we presented author ZoŽ S. Roy. We also thank Ms. Roy for a very insightful presentation.

Our 2013/14 season began, as always, with our Fall Anuual Banquet. This year we returned to the Sky Dragon Restaurant at 280 Spadina Avenue on Monday, September 23. Thanks to those who joined us!

Click HERE for the Year-End Report from our outgoing TCCFA President, Sandra Whittall. Congratulations to our new President Michael Copeland!

Thanks to those who came out to our Annual General Meeting on Sunday, April 14. We held our general elections and there were also book report presentations by Michael Copeland and Marlene Ritchie.

Thanks to those who came out to our next event on Sunday, March 17 as Deanna Yeung will give a presentation on the Potala Palace in Tibet. Check our Highlights page for photos!


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Toronto Canada-China Friendship Association
543 Markham Street
Toronto, Ontario
M6G 2L6

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