Welcome to the Website of the Finnish Canadian Historical Society, Sudbury. The Society was founded Apr 2, 1944 in Sudbury under the Finnish name of Kanadan Suomalainen Historia Seura, primarily by Pastor L.T. Pikkusaari of the Wuoristo Evangelical Lutheran Church in Copper Cliff.
The Society is a not for profit organization and its objective is to preserve the historical record of Finnish heritage in the Sudbury District. The collection includes photographs, documents, family genealogy and histories, obituaries, artifacts, business records and books.
The Society is also empowered to publish (or assist in the publishing of) material of any kind regarding the history of the Finnish settlement in the Sudbury area. To this end it has published three books recently and details can be found in the Publications page under the Media tab. The books are available to purchase from the Society by completing the form under the Contact tab.
- Enterprising Finns - which is a collection of Finnish owned business stories. The project was inspired by the ongoing objective of the Society to preserve the history of enterprising Finns.
- Finns in the Inco Triangle & IN Touch - which is a collection of articles, stories and photographs with Finnish content in the publications for employees of the International Nickel Company of Canada Limited (better known as Inco).
- Long Lake Finnish Cemetery –The cemetery is a burial place for numerous local Finnish pioneers that was established in the 1930’s. The burial records were accidently burned and to identify the interred, the Society through records from various sources have identified 50 burials and a book has been published with the information that has been found.
The Society supports special events that have a Finnish connection such as Grand Festivals, Anderson Farm Fall Fair, Mayfair at Finlandia Village.
The Society meets on the last Sunday of every month at 1 pm except for the months of December, June, July and August. Guests are welcome to come to the meetings which are free to attend at Finlandia Village on 4th Avenue in the Impola Room meeting room in the Finlandiakoti apartment building. It is the first building on the right as you enter the grounds from 4th Avenue.