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Canadian Donauschwaben Clubs / Organizations

In all settlement periods, German immigrants to North America (USA & Canada) generally either joined existing clubs, or they established new ones. Some of these clubs or associations were religion-based; others were not. Some associations united all Germans, whether they came from Germany proper or from other regions of German settlement (Banat, Batschka, Russia, Volhynia, and many others). Other clubs were more narrowly defined (Danube-Swabian clubs; Transylvania Saxon clubs; Lieblinger clubs, etc).

Many associations did not survive the anti-German campaigns associated with both world wars; others survived and provided post-war help to their countrymen in need.

In Canada, Danube-Swabian clubs were established as follows: In Montreal (1929); in Kingsville ON (1930); in Niagara Falls ON (1934); in Kitchener ON (1934); and in Windsor ON (1935). [ON = Canadian Province of Ontario].

In Eastern Canada, the following were active in 1992 (and many have websites today):

Teutonia Club Windsor;
Parish of St.Michael, Windsor;
Rhine-Danube Club Leamington;
Niagara German-Canadian Club;
Kitchener Schwabenclub;
Alliance of Danube Swabians, Toronto;
St. Michaelswerk Toronto;
Danube Swabian Park Waldheim;
Donau-Deukania Montreal.

An umbrella organization called Trans-Canada Alliance of German-Canadian (TCA) existed from 1952 to the late seventies. Its successor is the German-Canadian Congress (GCC) established in 1984. In 1994 the GCC had branches in Ontario, Quebec, and British Columbia, plus some 550 member organizations across Canada (130 churches, 100 German-language schools, 20 senior citizens' homes, plus art associations, museums, theatres, and
credit unions, etc. including Mennonites and Hutterites).

Like in the USA, there were many German-language newspapers in Canada, as German-speakers were the third largest ethnic group in Canada (after English and French).

[Nick Tullius]
From: Nick Tullius 
Subject: Re: [DVHH] social clubs - Canada
Date: Thu, 3 Apr 2008




British Columbia






Kitchener Schwaben Club
1668 King Street East, Kitchener, Ontario, N2G 2P1

Alpine Club
464 Maple Avenue Kitchener
Ontario, Canada N2H 4x5

The German-Canadian Club 
Northumberland County  

Niagara Falls

Windsor, Ontario


Donau Schwaben Club - Vereinigung der Donauschwaben - Toronto
1686 Ellesmere Road
Ontario M1H 2V5


The Teutonia Club
Walter Bloedow
Telephone 519-969-3815
55 Edinborough Street Windsor, Ontario N8X 3C3

The Church of St. Michael in Windsor, Canada - Excerpt from the book "Canada's Danube Swabians - Kanadas Donauschwaben" by Fritz Wieden and Michael Benzinger in 1992


According to the 2001 census, Germans make up the largest ethnic group in Saskatchewan. Many people assume they came from Germany, but the vast majority came from German communities in Eastern Europe, and a significant number of Saskatchewan’s Germans are descendants of Banat Donauschwaben (Danube Swabians from the Banat region, divided today between Romania and Serbia).  read more

Saskatchewan Genealogical Society

Zichydorf Village Association




Toronto, Association of the Danube Swabian

Other German Clubs

Alpenland Schuhplattler []
 18205 Boul. Elkas, Kirkland QC H9J3Y3
Austria Vancouver Club
5851 Westminster Highway Richmond, B.C.
Austrian Internation Club Kingston 355 Lakeview Ave. Kingston ON K7M 3V9
Austrian Society of Montreal 5710 Upper Lachine Rd. Montreal QC, H4A 2B2 514.369.2339
Austrian Society of Ottawa 1391 Cavendish Rd. Ottawa ON K1h 6B8
Bavarian Schuhplattlers of Edmonton 8310 Roper Road (51 Avenue) Edmonton, Alberta CANADA T6E 6E3
Club Berlin 604-437-9149 Präsident: Fred Mayer
Club Loreley
389 Dean Avenue, Oshawa, Ontario Canada L1H 3E1
Club Rheingold
Yager Road Port Colborne Box 22Ontario, Canada L3K 5V7
Concordia Club
429 Ottawa Street South Kitchener, Ontario N2M 3P6
Concordia Enzian Schuhplattler Verein
429 Ottawa St. South Kitchener, Ontario N2M 3P6
Deutsch-Kanadisches Hilfswerk
2010 Harrison Drive, Vancouver, B.C.  V5P 2P6 604-713-6500
Deutsch-Kanadischer Kongress von B.C.
306-1877 West 5th Avenue Vancouver, B.C. V6J 1P5
Friends of Austria
1391 Cavendish Road Ottawa, Ontario K1H 6B8613.521.3603
Hansa Haus
6650 Hurontario St. Mississauga, ON L5W-1N3 Heidelberg Club - German-Canadian Club P.O. Box 20102 Penticton, British Columbia, Canada V2A 8K3
German Canadian Club of Calgary 3127 Bowwood Drive NW CALGARY, Alberta, Canada T3B 2E7
German Canadian Cultural Centre 8310 Roper Road (51. Ave) Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6E 6E3
Kingston Frauengruppe 118 Nicholson's Pt. RR3 Bath ON K0H1G0
Klub Treff Northumberland County, Cobourg & Port Hope Ontario, Canada
Kolping Society of Canada
Maennerchor Liederkranz (GCCA) 8310 Roper Road in Edmonton.
Oshawa Club Loreley 389 Dean Ave. Oshawa ON L1H 3E1 905.728.9221
Vancouver Alpen-Club 4875 Victoria Drive Vancouver, B.C.  V5N 4P3
604-736-0927  604-874-3811



British Columbia





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