Inventory of the
Canadian Friends of Finland fonds

Inventory #F0628

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Fonds/Collection Number:F0628
Title:Canadian Friends of Finland fonds
Extent:1.44 m of textual records and other material
Biographical Sketch/
Administrative History:
The Canadian Friends of Finland (CFF) was founded in 1982 by a group of Finnish Canadian volunteers led by Professor Varpu Lindstrom of York University. The mandate of the CFF is to develop and promote friendly relations and cultural and educational connections between Canadians and Finns. Since its founding in Toronto, the CFF has established active branches in Montreal, Ottawa, and Vancouver. In 1990 the CFF established the CFF Education Foundation (CFFEF) to support the Finnish Studies Program at the University of Toronto.
Scope and Content:

The fonds consists of governance records (bylaws, letters patent, incorporation documents), newsletters, minutes, financial records, Finnish studies scholarship files, cultural activity files (musical events, lectures, film showings, symposia), fundraising files pertaining to CFFEF (Canadian Friends of Finland Education Foundation), miscellaneous files, FINNSTAUT (Finnish Studies Alumni Association at University of Toronto), membership files, CFF branch files, and some photographs.

Language of material note: Some of the material is in Finnish.
Restrictions on
Access and Use:
File 2012-059/009(22) is closed until 31 December 2022. Files containing personal third party information are closed unless written permission is obtained from the Canadian Friends of Finland; requests must be directed to the University Archivist.
Finding Aid: File list available.
URL of Finding Aid:
Accruals: The fonds comprises the following accessions: 2012-059. Further accruals are expected.
Related Records: Related records may be found in the Varpu Lindstrom fonds (F558).
Immediate source of acquisition: Donated by the Canadian Friends of Finland in 2012.
Subject Access Points:Canadian Friends of Finland
Lindstrom, Varpu, 1948-
Provenance Access Points:Canadian Friends of Finland

Date of creation: 2012/12/19
Date of last revision: 2013/02/04
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