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Welcome to The Canadian Polish Research Institute.

The Canadian Polish Research Institute is a non-profit organization that gathers people of Polish origins who are interested in research on the history, culture, language and social changes of the Polish ethnic minority in Canada.

The chief task of the Institute is to collect and preserve all documents concerning the life and work of Polish immigrants in Canada, eventually creating an adequate source base for research.

The CPRI Stories

June 7, 2022 in Stories

Markus Hess

It is with great sadness that the CPRI has learned about the passing of Markus Hess. Marcus was the founder of Black Ribbon Day, a global demonstration against human rights violations by the Soviet Union. The…
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June 18, 2021 in Stories

Thank you to Rev. Kazimierz Brzozowski for his support

The CPRI would like to thank the Pastor of St. Mary's Polish Roman Catholic Church (, Rev. Kazimierz Brzozowski, for his support and the support of the parish. Our Institute would not exist today if it…
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The book Black Ribbon Day in the hands of Prime Minister Stephen Harper

– Black Ribbon Day Celebrations in Ottawa

The Canadian Polish Research Institute has just published a new book titled Black Ribbon Day by Dr. Edward Soltys. It concerns the history and activities of the Black Ribbon Day movement, established in Canada, which main focus was to commemorate victims of Nazism and Stalinism after the Ribbentrop-Molotov Pact. The book is available on our website.

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