Sometimes, it only takes one conversation – one idea to connect a culture and unite a community. Even in a country as big as Canada, it is possible to come together as a community and celebrate our Slovenian culture and commemorate the biggest moment in Slovenian heritage – that is, the anniversary of Slovenian independence.


This year Slovenia and Slovenians around the world eagerly prepare in anticipation as 2021 marks the 30th Anniversary of Slovenian Independence. In addition to celebrating Slovenia’s 30th Anniversary of Independence, Vseslovenski kulturni odbor [VSKO] and Radio Glas kanadskih Slovencev [RGKS] are also celebrating 30th Anniversaries. 30 years is a truly notable milestone in our histories – one to be proud of and that should be celebrated.


With such notable accomplishments and anniversaries approaching the Slovenian community in Canada, we knew that it was important Slovenians and Slovenian communities across Canada be recognized and showcased to the rest of the country. Our culture and heritage – the impact and importance of Slovenians in Canada to our histories is significant, and this should be celebrated.


As part of our efforts for 2021 and our year of celebration, Vseslovenski kulturni odbor [VSKO] has created a new and exciting project – To smo mi, kanadski-Slovenci (Spotlight on Slovenians). This project aims to showcase the entire Slovenian community in Canada, primarily focusing on cultural groups and organizations along with businesses. Our goal from this initiative is to provide inspiration – to help us remember our cultural roots and to remind us of where we come from and the impact our community has had on the Slovenian culture in Canada.


By means of short video presentations, community organizations and businesses will present themselves – their histories, greatest accomplishments and important milestones, their membership, their inspiration for inception, along with anything that best showcases who the organization is. Perhaps the most important feature that these videos will focus on is cultural impact, including the impact that organizations have had on the Slovenian community in Canada, along with the impact that Slovenian culture and heritage has had – and continues to have, on our organizations and businesses. 


To date, more than 23 Canadian-Slovenian organizations in multiple Canadian provinces have confirmed their participation for “To smo mi, kanadski-Slovenci”. We continue to hope that more organizations and businesses will also join in the coming weeks. Videos will begin airing weekdays starting May 25 and end on June 24. On June 25 we will celebrate Slovenski dan (Slovenian Independence Day) with our annual flag raising at Toronto City Hall and Cultural celebration (virtually).


Join us Slovenians around the world celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Slovenian independence.

To smo mi

CSCC Business Insights 2024 – Episode 1: Robert Kavčič

The Canadian Slovenian Chamber of Commerce is hosting Robert Kavčič, a Canadian Slovenian senior economist, for this year’s first episode of CSCC Business Insights series. Please find below the official invitation. This is your invite to the Canadian Slovenian Chamber of Commerce…

Tender for SLCA - SAAA Slovene language award 2023

The Slovenian Australian Academic Association (SAAA) is co-financing learning of Slovene language to interested SAAA members living in Australia or New Zealand. We wish to further cooperate with Slovenia in the academic, research, study, business, cultural and / or sports…

Scholarships for Slovenian language courses - spring 2024

The beginning of the year can also be a great opportunity to revise, upgrade or start learning Slovenian. This year, the Slovenian Government Office for Slovenians Abroad, together with the Ministry of Education, the Slovenian Education Institute and CMEPIUS, are…

2024 SUA Slovenian Literary Award is now open for submissions

The Slovenian Union of America Presents The Sixth Annual Slovenian Literary Award.For nearly a century, the Slovenian Union of America has been dedicated to preserving the legacy of our Slovenian heritage. Writing has played an essential role in sustaining our…

Presentation of Slovenian universities - November 2023

If you are interested in studying in Slovenia, you are welcome to attend the online presentation of Slovenian universities. The presentation prepared by the Study in Slovenia team will be held on Thursday, 16 November, at 2pm (CET) and is…

Celebration of Slovenia in South Africa

September 10, 2023, the South African Slovenians met to celebrate their beautiful country Slovenia. Enjoy reading the article about the event written by Matej Rančigaj: Fredy arrived with his wife Louise and daughter Mia, Prieur with his wife Isabel, Denis with…

"aUStralia with sLOVEnia" Flood Relief Fundraiser

Join hands across continents as ‘aUStralia with sLOVEnia’ unites hearts for a common cause, helping people and communities rebuild after the devastating floods in Slovenia. 6 Dead 8,000+ Evacuated 750+ Hectares affected 30+ kms of roads with critical damage 70…

Information days of the University of Ljubljana

We are pleased to share an invitation to online presentations of studies at the University of Ljubljana. Dear prospective student, You are welcome to join online sessions that will be held on 27 February 2023.  We will present the Slovenian educational system, study possibilities…

Study in Slovenia - presentation of Slovenian universities (February 2023)

The Study in Slovenia team invites you to an online presentation of studying in Slovenia. The presentation for Slovenians abroad and around the world will take place on February 16, 2023 at 2 p.m. (CET).   You will obtain useful…

Urad Vlade Republike Slovenije za Slovence v zamejstvu in po svetu
Erjavčeva 15
1000 Ljubljana

tel: +386 1 230 80 00
fax: +386 1 230 80 17


2020 © Vse pravice pridržane.