*Updated NOV 2015*

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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!

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Our next event will be our annual Jiaozi Party on Sunday, January 30. Be sure to join us as we welcome the Chinese New Year in our traditional festive way.

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 People’s 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, CCBC’s 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,

We thank everyone who came to our Jiaozi Party on Saturday, February 7. The event took place at the Downsview United Church and everyone enjoyed preparing and then enjoying the delicious jiaozi dumplings.

The TCCFA was happy to present Dr. Keith Lowe and his presentation on the fascinating connection of Jamaica - China - Panama from 1854 to 2015. This took place on Sunday, January 18 in front of a packed audience.

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.


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

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