About Us

The Oskar Halecki Institute in Canada (OHI) is a federal, not-for-profit corporation, comprised largely of Polish Canadians (Polonia) residing the National Capital Region and other locations across Canada. OHI’s mission is to promote Polish-Canadian heritage and the history and culture of Poland.

The OHI’s activities include organizing public meetings, lectures and cultural events such as concerts, poetry readings and film screenings in Polish, English and French. To appreciate the shared aspects of our cultural heritage OHI also cooperates with other community organizations representing Canadians of the Central and Eastern European origin.


Special Bulletn # 1 – COVID-19

Dear Members and Friendsof the Oskar Halecki Institute in Canada, We would like to inform you that OHI leadership had a tele-meeting on March 22, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  We will reach out to all of You by phone over the next couple of days to check if...

Information about COVID-19

Information about COVID-19

Dear Members and Friends of the Oskar Halecki Institute in Canada, The COVID-19 pandemic is evolving rapidly in the National Capital Region and elswhere.  We have decided to provide you important links to the Public Health information in Ottawa. Please use the...

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