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ANCC, CIJA, DKFC and CHC Issue Joint Statement Condemning Turkey’s Ongoing Offensive in Northern Syria

October 13, 2019   PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Sevag Belian National.Office@anccanada.org (613) 235-2622   OTTAWA, October 13, 2019.- Today, the Armenian National Committee of Canada, The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs, the Democratic Kurdish Federation of Canada and the Canadian Hellenic Congress issued the following statement regarding Turkey’s ongoing offensive in northern [...]

2019-10-13T11:00:06-05:00October 13th, 2019|News, Press Release|

ANCC Strongly Condemns Turkey’s Military Attack on Syria

-PRESS RELEASE- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 10, 2019 Contact: Sevag Belian (613) 235-2622   OTTAWA – The Armenian National Committee of Canada strongly condemns Turkey's military attack on Syria and calls on the international community to restrain Turkey from making an already dire situation immeasurably worse. Yesterday, Canada's Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Hon. Chrystia [...]

2019-10-10T11:18:08-05:00October 10th, 2019|News, Press Release|

ANCC Representatives Meet Minister Mélanie Joly in Montreal

On Saturday, August 24, 2019, a delegation representing the Armenian National Committee of Canada met with Canada’s Minister of Tourism, Official Languages and La Francophonie, the Honourable Mélanie Joly. Ahead of the Minister's visit to the annual "Sourp Hagop Kermesse", an hour-long meeting took place at the Armenian Community Centre of Montréal, where ANCC representatives [...]

2019-08-26T10:08:13-05:00August 26th, 2019|News|

Background and ANCC Position

Increasingly, Canadians are witnessing disturbing content and blatant hate speech being shared through social media and various websites that promote hateful ideologies, incite hostility, and glorify violence against many minorities in Canada. Such content in our cyber world can have grave, and in most cases, irreversible impact on certain people, especially newly settled immigrant, that [...]

2019-08-21T14:36:47-05:00August 21st, 2019|Combatting Hate and Racism in Canada|

Historical Background and ANCC Position

Samtskhe‐Javakheti is one of 12 administrative regions (provinces) in Georgia. An area of 6,400km2, it is located in the southern part of the country, bordering Armenia and Turkey. Armenians are 55% of the total population of Samtskhe‐Javakheti, are currently facing grave economic hardships, due to the isolation, and forced assimilation policies adopted by the central [...]

2019-08-21T14:20:07-05:00August 21st, 2019|Javakhk|

ANCC Position

ESTABLISHING A CANADIAN EMBASSY IN YEREVAN Canada is the only G7 country that is not permanently represented in Armenia. To substantially advance Canada-Armenia relations and build on the momentum created by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's historic visit to Armenia in October 2018, it is crucial for Canada to establish a permanent diplomatic mission in Armenia. [...]

2019-08-21T14:47:18-05:00August 21st, 2019|Canada-Armenia Relations|

Historical Backgroud

Canada and Armenia officially established relations in 1991 and relations between the countries have been cordial and strong ever since, with significant advancements since 2017. In 1995, Armenia established its embassy in Ottawa. However, to this day, Canada does not maintain a permanent diplomatic mission in Yerevan, administrating its diplomatic activities through its embassy in [...]

2019-08-21T14:00:50-05:00August 21st, 2019|Canada-Armenia Relations|

ANCC Position

UPHOLDING ARTSAKH'S RIGHT TO SELF-DETERMINATION The ANCC strongly advocates for the formal recognition of the Republic of Artsakh and its people’s fundamental right to self-determination. Furthermore, the ANCC supports the peaceful resolution of the conflict through the OSCE Minsk Group initiative, strongly rejecting a resumption of hostilities and Azerbaijan’s continuous aggression towards Artsakh. Canada, through [...]

2019-08-21T13:38:02-05:00August 21st, 2019|The Republic of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh)|

Historical Background

The Republic of Artsakh (Nagorno Karabakh) is an integral part of historic Armenia that was arbitrarily carved out in 1921 by Joseph Stalin and placed under Soviet Azerbaijani administration, but with autonomous status, as part of the Soviet divide-and-conquer strategy in the Caucasus. During seven decades of Soviet Azerbaijani rule, the Armenian population of Artsakh (Nagorno [...]

2019-08-21T14:48:45-05:00August 21st, 2019|The Republic of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh)|