(webzine “Kultura. Natsyja”, issue 28, November 2021, 109-117, www.sakavik.net)
In the report that was read during the World Congress of Researchers of Belarus (held in Kaunas from October 1-3, 2021) the author discusses the activities of Canadian Belarusians made up of persons from the latest flow of immigrants which ensued at the end of the last and beginning of this century. He describes characteristics of various groups that existed earlier and which are now continuing to be active today. He offers examples of the most notable events, meetings that have taken place over the past 20 years. Also included are interactions by Belarusian groups with diaspora of other peoples’ groups such as Hungarians, Latvians, Lithuanians, Poles, Ukrainians, Czechs and Estonians. The author includes declarations that are kept before Belarusian groups in Canada which include unification of existing groups with newer ones that have formed since the Revolution of Hope burst out in Belarus during 2020. He expresses the hope that even this, albeit not an enormous amount of support by Canadian Belarusians, will contribute significantly to the rebuilding of a new Belarus.