ECC is a nationally elected Council founded in 1951 that is mandated by Estonian-Canadians to help further the interests and development of our community.
ECC currently has 22 representatives (by acclamation January 2020) from communities across Canada. The size of the Council varies from 25 to 40 members, five members less than the total number of candidates that run in a given election. ECC is a member of the Estonian World Congress (ÜEKN), the Baltic Federation of Canada and the Central and Eastern European Council of Canada (CEEC). Examples of the Council’s projects include the Estonian World Festivals, Tribute to Liberty Victims of Communism memorial in Ottawa, remembrance ceremonies of deportations, national Black Ribbon Day commemorations, related conferences and support for language and cultural development programs across Canada.