Working with compatriots

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Representation of Federal Agency “Rossotrudnichestvo” in Canada pays great attention to cooperation and work with compatriots living in this country, numbering more than half a million people from Halifax to Vancouver. Following the strategy of Government Commission for Compatriots Living Abroad, headed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov, Representation interacts with all the associations and groups of activists of Russian Diaspora in Canada, which are ready and able to maintain a steady and effective dialogue.

Active collaboration is being held with the Council of Russian-Canadian Cooperation ( in the context of organizing and supporting different cultural projects and events, such as Russian balls, Russian Culture Festivals, Days of Russian language and literature, memorable dates
of Russian history and much more.

Representation of “Rossotrudnichestvo” in Canada renders assistance
to Russian Diaspora and compatriots in many areas and fields of cultural, informational and humanitarian cooperation, including support of Russian schools, offering scholarships of Russian universities, popularizing Russian language etc.

With that Representation also helps Russian youth in Canada to participate in different annual short-term visits to Russia, such as World Youth Games of Compatriots, educational visits “Hello, Russia!” and “New Generation”, International Youth Forum “Baltic Artek” and much more.