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Italian-Canadian Historical Centre

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Recognition of Territory
Honouring the Algonquin Anishinabe Nation,
First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples

Ottawa is built on un-ceded Algonquin Anishinabe territory.

The peoples of the Algonquin Anishinabe Nation have lived on this territory

for millennia. Their culture and presence have nurtured and continue to nurture this land. The City of Ottawa honours the peoples and land of

the Algonquin Anishinabe Nation.

The City of Ottawa honours all First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples and their valuable past and present contributions to this land.

City of Ottawa

Coming up:

Salone Culturale March 30


Societa Dante Alighieri

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Past Events visit the

Italian-Canadian Historical Centre

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you are willing to share?

Do you have memorabilia and 

or stories you would like to share? If so

contact the:

Italian-Canadian Historical Centre


An older article but plays into what the NCIC does re: lobbying
Please read article

...Una partita a BOCCE!

Giovanni Caboto Scholarship and Giovanna Panico Memorial Bursary information

Please pay special attention to a change in dates for the Giovanni Caboto scholarship application deadline at Carleton University.  Read Here...

Giovanna Panico Memorial Bursary information  Read Here...

National Congress of Italian-Canadians 
Annual General Meeting and Elections Notice
Sunday, November 27, 3PM

Please Read...

ICHC (Centro Storico)
Book Presentation:

 View poster and Photos...

NCIC Meet and Greet 
Incontrare e salutare ricevimento CNIC

Informations / Informazioni...

To be eligible to vote they must be in by: September 25, 2022
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NCIC Special Meeting
Group Photo, June 2022

From Left to Right:

Honourable Michael Tibollo(Toronto-Past President, NCIC), Pino Buffone(Ottawa), Maria Assunta Cuffaro(Ottawa), Nancy Spina (Halifax), Silvana Tibollo (Toronto),
Carla Minoli Lappa (Ottawa), Mario Cinel (Ottawa), Bruno Giammaria (Ottawa),
Trina Costantini-Powell (Ottawa), Senator Tony Lofredda, Roberto Colavecchio (National President, Montreal), Signora Maria Grazia Mattarella, Ambasciatore Andrea Ferrari, Embassy of Italy, Maria Marano (British Columbia), Luciano Bentenuto, Lorenzo Bonera, Clara Zanini, Nino Colavecchio (Past President, NCIC), Paolo Siraco, Dario Zanini

Greetings from Italian Ambassador
Andrea Ferrari on the occasion of
Italy's National Day

The new Ambassador of Italy to Canada.
meet Ambassador Andrea Ferrari

Vespa Tour of St. Anthony's Procession route in Little Italy
View the Video Tour

Official Apology for the internment
of Italian-Canadians during
the Second World War


"Internment apology statements"
Internment statement with 11MP
Trudeau statement on apology 

"700 years after his death 
Dante is as relevant as ever"

Fr. Raymond J. de Souza

follow this link

Trina Costantini-Powell
Recent interview
with Cittadino Canadese

Please Read...on Page 7

The Bold Footprints
of Michele Rispoli

By Tony Battista with Mariella (Rispoli) Di Bello  
* * *
Passi della vita di Michele Rispoli 
A young Italian immigrant to Canada
and his business dream!


La Voce - Article on Enrico DelCastello


From Montreal to Cremona
Canadian violin maker makes his mark in
the Italian town where the
instrument was invented

Please read...
"Bernard Neumann is considered one of the world's top
violin makers and restorers"

Attached is the link to the June 23 presentation. For those of you who attended virtually last Wednesday, thank you. Hopefully, when cultural activities resume at the Italian Canadian Historical Centre, we can have a discussion on
The History of Ottawa's Italian community. There is a lot more material to share. 

Thank you.
Happy Canada Day!


LUCIANO BENTENUTO• 2ndSecurity Projects Manager Office Sgt. at Arms at House of Commons of Canada Chambre des communes du Canada (Start date April 12, 2021)1w • Edited • 


Today the Editor of La Voce magazine came to Ottawa accompanied

by Senator Tony Loffreda to meet with myself as President of CIBPA Ottawa, the President of the Marconi Centre Pat Santini, The President of the National Congress Of Italian Canadians, Trina Costantini-Powell, The co-Founders of Preston Hardware, Mario Giannetti and Mario Fragione as well as the President of Central Precast, John Mion. During an intimate ceremony held at the Marconi Centre we were hosted by Giuseppe Ranieri Director General at the Marconi Centre with a lunch prepared by none other than Chef Rocco Vizzari, Followed by a visit

of the Italian Canadian Cultural Centre.
During this occasion both Mr. Mion and myself were honoured to receive a plaque commemorating our participation in the cover issues of "La Voce". In addition, authentic certified replicates of a Leonardo Da Vinci's paintings were offered to us , including Preston Hardware and Pat Santini. It was a privilege to remit my copy to my colleague Trina Costantini-Powell so it could be showcased in

the Italian Canadian Cultural Centre.


Embassy of Italy in Canada CIBPA Ottawa CIBPA Montreal CIBPA Toronto 

CIBPA Hamilton-Halton CIBPA of Niagara CIBPA Windsor John Mion 

Trina Costantini-Powell The National Congress of Italian-Canadians (Quebec Region) Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada Senator Tony Loffreda - CPA #canada #history #award #award #founders #chef #charity

La Voce

Does Italian-Canadian Food Have An Identity?
It's known for red-sauce joints, pizza traditions and decades-old
neighbourhood delis but what truly defines  

Italian-Canadian cooking
Federico Fellini-10 essential films


Una mostra online per commemorare l’80esimo anniversario dell’internamento degli italo-canadesi

Video-courtesy OMNI News

Floral Tribute Messa dei Caduti, St.Anthony's Church - November15-2020

The National Congress of Italian-Canadians(National Capital District) respectfully acknowledges that our

Italian Canadian Historical Centre,  in Ottawa, is located on the unceded, unsurrendered  ancestral and traditional Territory of the Anishinaabe Algonquin Nation whose presence here reaches back to time immemorial. 

Trina Costantini-Powell

President, National Congress of Italian Canadians(National Capital District)


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