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Italian-Canadian Historical Centre

Do you have family photographs 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

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

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

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


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

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.  Play Video
Thank you.
Happy Canada Day!



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


Villa Marconi Golf Tournament
Book the date: Thursday, September 23, 2021
Register now online: or Email:

Please Note:
As per the direction from the Ontario government and public health authorities, all on-site operations for the National Congress of Italian-Canadians (National Capital District) and the Italian Canadian Historical Centre remain suspended. Our on-site cultural events are on hold until further notice. Please continue to check the National Congress of Italian-Canadians (NCD) website at

and social media for the most up to date information.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this critical time as we work together to keep our community safe.

Please stay tuned for details on when our cultural events and activities will resume.

Thank you,

Trina Costantini-Powell

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

613-526-4315   613-816-4315   Email address :

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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