Led by a dedicated team of volunteers, the CFCC organizes a variety of both formal and informal events and sponsors awards in order to strengthen the Finnish-Canadian business community in the Greater Toronto Area. Here are examples of the different types of events organized by the CFCC, all of which are great opportunities to meet and share experiences with people with similar interests.
Presentation series with featured members
Our ‘Featured Member’ evenings have proved to be popular as they have allowed members to familiarize themselves with the business activities of their fellow members.
These events have also been organized in collaboration with the Canadian Friends of Finland. As with all other CFCC events, these evenings are open to the public with interest in learning about businesses in the Finnish-Canadian community.
Feel free to contact us if you would be interested in sharing an interesting corporate presentation during one of these after-work events.
For many years, the CFCC has been involved in organizing or supporting an annual golf tournament in and around Toronto, which always draws a large turnout from the Finnish-Canadian business community. Revenue from these tournaments has gone into renovations to Finnish seniors care facilities as well as educational scholarships.
In recent years, the CFCC has extended the tournaments to include the Swedish and Danish Chambers of Commerce in Toronto, all fighting to take home the Nordic Cup.
Awards & Educational Scholarships
We are proud to recognize the strength of our local Finnish-Canadian business community by co-sponsoring the Finnish Canadian Entrepreneur of the Year Award with Osuuspankki, the Finnish Credit Union Bank. The Entrepreneur of the Year Award recognizes the achievements of an individual in the business community and their contributions to the Finnish-Canadian community.
Download the nomination form for the Finnish Canadian Entrepreneur of the Year Award by clicking here.
The CFCC offers an opportunity for the Finnish-Canadian business community to get together on formal social occasions, where the CFCC acts as host for visiting dignitaries and trade groups, or on more informal occasions. Amongst other things, we partner with the British Canadian Chamber of Trade and Commerce to hold an annual pub night. Details can be found at http://bcctc.ca/.
Educational seminars are held on occasion covering topics of interest to our members.