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 Welcome | Dobrodošli

The Canadian Slovenian Historical Society (CSHS) was formed in 2002 and incorporated in 2003. Its aim is to coordinate, research, record, and preserve the history of Canadian Slovenians.

This short video introduces the Canadian Slovenian Historical Society and outlines the various tasks performed to achieve our goal of recording and preserving the history of Canadian Slovenians.

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Documentaries

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Slovenian Exodus 1945

This video details the flight of the Slovenian people to Austria after the Second World War to escape the communist threat.

Slovenian Exodus: In the Camps

This video details the life of the Slovenian refugees in the Austrian and Italian camps after the Second World War

Slovenian Exodus: Coming to Canada

This video to be completed by April 2024

View Our Past Events

  • Sat, Feb 24
    Location is TBD
    Feb 24, 2024, 7:00 p.m.
    Location is TBD
    Feb 24, 2024, 7:00 p.m.
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  • CSHS 2023 Annual Luncheon
    CSHS 2023 Annual Luncheon
    Sun, Apr 16
    Toronto
    Apr 16, 2023, 12:00 p.m.
    Toronto, 739 Browns Line, Etobicoke, ON M8W 3V7, Canada
    Apr 16, 2023, 12:00 p.m.
    Toronto, 739 Browns Line, Etobicoke, ON M8W 3V7, Canada
    The annual CSHS luncheon was held at Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Church hall in Toronto on Sunday April 16, 2023. The celebration of the 20th anniversary was an overwhelming success with almost 300 people in attendance.
  • CSHS Annual General Meeting
    CSHS Annual General Meeting
    Sat, Feb 11
    Toronto
    Feb 11, 2023, 10:00 a.m.
    Toronto, 747 Browns Line, Toronto, ON M8W 3V7, Canada
    Feb 11, 2023, 10:00 a.m.
    Toronto, 747 Browns Line, Toronto, ON M8W 3V7, Canada
    The Annual General Meeting for the Canadian Slovenian Historical Society was held at Moya Financial building on Saturday, February 11, 2023 at 10:00 am.
  • Slovenian Exodus Documentary in Cleveland, OH
    Slovenian Exodus Documentary in Cleveland, OH
    Mon, Nov 07
    Cleveland
    Nov 07, 2022, 12:00 p.m.
    Cleveland, 6019 Lausche Ave, Cleveland, OH 44103, USA
    Nov 07, 2022, 12:00 p.m.
    Cleveland, 6019 Lausche Ave, Cleveland, OH 44103, USA
    The Canadian Slovenian Historical Society (CSHS) presented the Exodus documentary at St. Vitus Hall in Cleveland on November 6, 2022.
  •  Slovenian Exodus Hamilton Luncheon
     Slovenian Exodus Hamilton Luncheon
    Mon, Oct 17
    St. Gregory the Great Church Hall
    Oct 17, 2022, 12:00 p.m.
    St. Gregory the Great Church Hall, 125 Centennial Pkwy N, Hamilton, ON L8E 1H8, Canada
    Oct 17, 2022, 12:00 p.m.
    St. Gregory the Great Church Hall, 125 Centennial Pkwy N, Hamilton, ON L8E 1H8, Canada
    The CSHS hosted the Slovenian Exodus Luncheon on Sunday October 16, 2022 at St. Gregory the Great Church Hall in Hamilton. Mario Ulcar welcomed everyone and introduced the Ambassador Andrej Gregor Rode.
  •  Slovenian Exodus Toronto Luncheon
     Slovenian Exodus Toronto Luncheon
    Sun, Apr 24
    Toronto
    Apr 24, 2022, 12:00 p.m.
    Toronto, 739 Browns Line, Toronto, ON M8W 3V7, Canada
    Apr 24, 2022, 12:00 p.m.
    Toronto, 739 Browns Line, Toronto, ON M8W 3V7, Canada
    The Slovenian Exodus Luncheon was a huge success. It was held on Sunday, April 24, 2022 at Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Church Hall. Tickets were sold out and there is still a waiting list.

CSHS Website

The website continues to be updated as information becomes available. The GALLERY section is very informative as it provides a brief summary and pictures of what happened in each era. We are looking for pictures of early days in Canada, such as depictions of one's first job, completing the work contract, the start of various Slovenian organizations, etc. When submitting pictures of parents and grandparents from years ago, please provide some commentary to enable better understanding and perspective.

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