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Bayrakdarian to perform at the 2022 Aurora Humanitarian Prize ceremony in Venice

Toronto Armenian soprano Isabel Bayrakdarian will perform at the 2022 Aurora Humanitarian prize ceremony in Venice later this month. “I feel extremely honored to be invited to sing as the featured soloist at the 2022 Aurora Humanitarian Prize ...

Toronto Armenian bass-baritone Vartan Gabrielian is one of four finalists for the Rumbold Vocal Prize

Toronto Armenian bass-baritone Vartan Gabrielian is one of four finalists from across the country who have been chosen to participate in the inaugural Rumbold Vocal Prize at the Edmonton Opera. According to the Edmonton Opera, 145 applicants ...

It’s been an honour to serve the community

Karin Saghdejian Deragopian In October 2005, a group of media enthusiasts in Toronto came together and, with the full support of the Armenian Community Centre of Toronto (ACC Toronto), embarked on a journey: publishing a bilingual, financially ...
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A call for vigilance and unity: An appeal to Armenians across Ontario

TORONTO– On Sept. 27, 2022, the United Armenian Council of Ontario (UACO) issued the following appeal to Armenians across Ontario. Armenia’s sovereignty and very existence are in jeopardy due to Azerbaijan’s latest large-scale attacks. ...

Becoming Siranoush: Lara Arabian explores the power of theatre as a way of cultural survival

Do you remember what career you dreamed of having when you were little? At some point or another, we've all been asked the cliché question: "What do you want to be when you grow up?" The truth is, very few people wind up in occupations they ...

Union of Marash Armenians hosts annual Toronto picnic after a two-year hiatus

TORONTO—After a two-year interruption due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Union of Marash Armenians (UMA) Toronto chapter hosted its annual Marash Picnic at Bruce’s Mill Conservation Park on Aug. 28. Attendees, young and old, celebrated Armenian ...

ANCC calls on Canada’s MFA to condemn Azerbaijan; appeals to the community to ask local MPs to act

OTTAWA—The Armenian National Committee of Canada (ANCC) has called on Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Melanie Joly to forcefully condemn Azerbaijan’s latest large-scale aggression against the Republic of Armenia. “We call on the Canadian ...
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Zoryan hosts its 20th annual genocide and human rights university program

TORONTO—This year, the Zoryan Institute marked the 20th anniversary of its annual Genocide and Human Rights University Program (GHRUP) by bringing together a dedicated and inspiring group of 13 students and 16 faculty members from around the ...

AGBU Toronto matching gifts up to $20,000 to camp for children of fallen and injured soldiers

Launched in August 2021, The Armenian General Benevolent Union’s (AGBU) Camp Nairi program prepares to welcome campers for the second consecutive year. The camp, specifically organized for the children of fallen and wounded Armenian soldiers, is ...

Toronto-Armenian Migan Megardichian named one of Canada’s top women in cybersecurity

Toronto-Armenian lawyer Miganoush (Migan) Megardichian was recently named one of the top 20 Women in Cybersecurity by IT World Canada. Megardichian advises on privacy and data ethics with a focus on enterprise cloud services and AI initiatives ...