Friends of Canada is an informal network that began in 2011, December, at a Cosy Canadian Christmas Coffee hosted at the official Canadian residence in Athens. Our main purpose is to facilitate the exchange of Canadian-related information, as well as to encourage old-fashioned camaraderie. Membership is free (we have approximately 600 members), and all nationalities are welcome to join. Our Canada Nights are particularly positive in spirit: we break bread, catch up with friends, and/or listen to a set speaker - as well as laugh and have fun!

We regularly email free notices about our own events, as well as send out other Canadian-related news sent to us by our not-for-profit, embassy-related affiliates, for example, the Canadian Embassy in Greece, the Canadian Institute in Greece, the Hellenic Canadian Chamber of Commerce and the Canadian University Graduates in Greece.

Canada Nights are held a couple of times a year, usually at Christmas and Easter. We also traditionally host a special informal Canada Day celebration in the summer. Our Welfare Network (which collaborates with the Salvation Army) often collects items for those in need at our events.

There is no membership fee, with an individual ‘pay as you go’ policy at events. Special care is taken to keep participation costs to a minimum, and to use venues close to the metro line. To join up and receive our free electronic newsletter, please send all of the following information to (your confidentiality will be respected):

• your full name
• nationality
• city of residence in Greece
• email address
• mobile phone number
• home phone number
• facebook name (if you have one)

Besides registering, do also ‘like’ us at

Founding & Current Coordinator:
Kathryn Lukey-Coutsocostas