Welcome to the ​Estonian Central Council in Canada

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.


Latest News


The Baltic Federation in Canada, representing the interests of Canadians of Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian heritage supports a parliamentary petition calling on the Canadian government to impose Magnitsky sanctions on Russian officials and entities that engage in the suppression of Russian pro-democracy activists and the corrupt oligarchs who enable the Putin regime, including those with assets in Canada.

January 8, 2020

Toronto - The Estonian community in Canada joins the Ukrainian and Persian communities in Canada, and indeed all Canadians, in mourning the victims of Wednesday’s tragedy in Iran. “Our hearts and thoughts go out to the affected communities and the families of all the victims,” said Estonian Central Council in Canada President, Marcus Kolga.

December 30, 2019

Toronto - The Estonian Central Council in Canada and the Estonian community in Canada strongly condemn the vicious anti-semitic violence that took place in Monsey, New York during a local Chanukah celebration.

The rise of anti-semitism around the world is a very serious concern. The Estonian community in Canada stands with Canada’s Jewish community in condemning it and calls for greater action to combat it.