The Canadian Polish Research Institute is an incorporated non-profit organization with a threefold mandate: a) to collect and preserve the history, culture, and development of the Polish group in Canada by collecting materials on Polish Canadians deposited in our archives and library; b) to produce educational content by means of publications, lectures, exhibits, and videos; and c) to collaborate and make accessible our holdings to researchers, private citizens, institutions, and other organizations.
The mission and main goals of the Canadian Polish Research Institute are:
- To research the history of Polish ethnic minority in Canada; to collect memorabilia and register historical documents.
- To study social and cultural integration into Canadian life and collect/register documents of such integration.
- To maintain communication with Canadian institutions cooperating with ethnic groups, Canadian ethnic group associations, and institutions – Polish and Canadian – with goals similar to that of the Institute.
- To establish and maintain a library for the collection of books, periodicals and other publications and archival materials by Polish Canadian authors or relating to the Polish community in Canada.
- To publish and sell scholarly books, journals and studies dealing with the history and social aspects of the Polish community in Canada.
- To hold conferences, lectures, meetings and exhibitions for the discussion of topics and exchange of views in matters related to research activities.
Full statement of the purpose of The Canadian Polish Research Institute
Statute of The Canadian Polish Research Institute
In July 2014, The Canadian Polish Research Institute received a Certificate of Continuance (regarding transition) that is issued under the Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act (NFP Act). To see our new by-law, click on the link below: