[Ottawa, February 7, 2024] – The Canadian Polish Congress (CPC) celebrates a momentous occasion as the House of Commons adopts Motion M-75, recognizing the significant contributions of the Polish community to the rich cultural fabric of Canada.

Introduced by Member of Parliament Peter Fonseca (Mississauga East-Cooksville), Motion M-75 acknowledges the enduring legacy of Polish Canadians and their invaluable contributions to various sectors, including culture, academia, business, and public service.

“We are thrilled by the unanimous support shown by Members of Parliament for Motion M-75, underscoring the profound impact of the Polish community on Canadian society,” remarked John J. Tomczak, President of the Canadian Polish Congress. “This recognition is a testament to the hard work, resilience, and cultural heritage of Polish Canadians across the nation.”

The motion affirms Canada’s commitment to celebrating multiculturalism and serves as a poignant reminder of the shared history and bonds of friendship between Poland and Canada.

“We extend our deepest gratitude to MP Fonseca for championing this motion in collaboration with the Canadian Polish Congress, and to all Members of Parliament for their unanimous support,” added Dominik Roszak, 1st Vice President (Canadian Affairs). “Witnessing this historic milestone was a proud moment for all Canadians of Polish heritage.”

The Canadian Polish Congress looks forward to continuing its work with government officials, community leaders, and organizations to honour the enduring contributions of Polonia to the building of Canada. The CPC is already working with the Canada-Poland Parliamentary Friendship Group to plan this year’s inaugural celebrations on Parliament Hill and across the country.

You can read more about Motion M-75 here.