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The Canadian Nordic Society will resume its activities in September, 2022. Each event will be announced in our CNS-announce subscription email service and listed here. Some events will be online only. 



September - May


7:00 PM


Check each event announcement.


Free for members. When in-person events are held, members of the public are welcome to attend the CNS Speaker Series for a $5 admission fee.


Parking at Army Officers' Mess

Some parking is available at the Army Officers' Mess in the evenings. Parking is also available on neighbourhood streets and lots. 24-hour parking is available a short walk away at Ottawa City Hall on Laurier Avenue. The Lisgar Street pedestrian exit is the closest to the Mess.


Dress code for in-person events at the Army Officers' Mess

Men: Sports jacket and trousers with a shirt and tie or turtleneck. Jeans are not permitted.

Women: Dressy blouse or sweater and dress slacks or skirt, or a dress. Jeans are not permitted.

Ideas and suggestions for speakers and events are welcome. Please contact any member of the Council.

Danish Health Diplomacy


Katrine Dalsgaard Skovly

Date:  November 16, 2022

Time: 7:00 PM

LocationArmy Officers' Mess, 149 Somerset St. West, Ottawa

Security Situation in Northern Europe


Ambassadors of Finland and Sweden

Date:  October 19, 2022

Time: 7:00 PM

Location440 Albert Street (Continuing Education Centre), Auditorium

Nordic Languages Kickoff


Various speakers

Date:  September 14, 2022

Time: 7:00 PM

Location440 Albert Street (Continuing Education Centre), Room 229

Green economies and Iceland


Ambassador Hlynur Guðjónsson 

Date:  April 20, 2022

Time: 7:00 PM

Favourites of Finnish Design


Raija Hilska 

Date:  February 16, 2022

Time: 7:00 PM

Nordic Bridges: Sharing Art and Culture


Laura McLeod and Jan-Terje Storaas 

Date:  January 12, 2022

Time: 7:00 PM

Christmas Cozy Event


Various speakers 

Date:  December 8, 2021

Time: 7:00 PM

Nordic Noir


Dr. Gunnar Iversen 

Date: November 17, 2021

Time: 7:00 PM

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Swedish and Canadian Educational Co-operation


Johan Olafson and Maria Hildefors 

Date: October 20, 2021

Time: 7:00 PM

Distinguished Speaker H.E. Jon Elvedal Fredriksen on “Norway - National and international Health Matters”


H.E. Roy Eriksson, Norwegian Ambassador to Canada

Date: September 22, 2021

Time: 7:00 PM

Distinguished Speaker H.E. Roy Eriksson on “Finnish education – preparing for the future”

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H.E. Roy Eriksson, Finnish Ambassador to Canada

Date: April 21, 2021

Time: 7:30 PM

A Tribute to the Late Brigadier-General (Ret'd) Sheila Hellström and our shared roots in Åland"


Lennart Nylund

Date: March 17, 2021

Time: 7:30 PM

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