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.


Black Ribbon Day 2019

Black Ribbon Day 2019

On behalf of the communities of the Central and Eastern European Council in Canada and BRD Organizational Committee in Ottawa we will cordially invite Polish community of Ottawa to a Black Ribbon Day Commemoration to be held on August 22, 2019 at 6:30PM, Wellington...

Co-sponsored by the Senate of the Republic of Poland