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Greek Canadians

Greek Canadian
George Stroumboulopoulos
Total population
(by ancestry, 2011 Census)[1]
Regions with significant populations
Ontario 132,440[2]
Quebec 89,985[3]
British Columbia 42,770[4]
Alberta 11,945[5]
Canadian English, Canadian French, Greek
predominantly Greek Orthodox Christianity [6]

Greek Canadians (Greek: Ελληνοκαναδοί) are Canadian citizens either fully or partially of Greek descent or a Greece-born person who resides in Canada. According to the 2011 Census, there were 252,960 Canadians who claimed Greek ancestry.[7]


  • History 1
  • List of notable Canadians of Greek ancestry 2
    • Academics 2.1
      • Authors 2.1.1
      • Professors 2.1.2
    • Business and philanthropy 2.2
    • Creatives 2.3
      • Artists 2.3.1
    • Sport 2.4
      • Athletics 2.4.1
      • Baseball 2.4.2
      • Boxing 2.4.3
      • Chess 2.4.4
      • Diving 2.4.5
      • Field Hockey 2.4.6
      • Football 2.4.7
      • Ice Hockey 2.4.8
      • Soccer 2.4.9
      • Strength Athletics 2.4.10
      • Water Skiing 2.4.11
      • Wrestling 2.4.12
    • Film, TV and stage 2.5
      • Actors and performers 2.5.1
      • Directors and producers 2.5.2
      • Entertainers 2.5.3
      • Journalists and broadcasters 2.5.4
    • Historical figures 2.6
      • Immigrants 2.6.1
      • Politicians 2.6.2
      • Judiciary 2.6.3
      • Religious figures 2.6.4
      • Order of Canada recipients 2.6.5
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • Further reading 5
  • External links 6


List of notable Canadians of Greek ancestry




Business and philanthropy

Flag of Greece and Canada


Canadians of Greek ancestry mark the independence of Greece in Montreal's Park Extension neighbourhood.








Field Hockey


Ice Hockey

  • Chris Kontos – player
  • Nick Kypreos – former NHL player, Toronto Maple Leafs and New York Rangers
  • Dave Nonis – former Canadian ice hockey defenceman, former general manager and executive of the National Hockey League's Vancouver Canucks and current general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs.
  • Steven Stamkos - NHL player, Tampa Bay Lighting
  • Chris Chelios - former NHL player


Strength Athletics

Water Skiing

  • George Athans – water-skier


  • Bret Hart – former pro wrestler, multiple World Champion in WWF & WCW. Greek Ancestry – Mother is half Greek as is published in his autobiography "Hitman: My Real Life In The Cartoon World Of Wrestling"
  • Trish Stratus (aka Patricia Anne Stratigias) – former professional wrestler

Film, TV and stage

Actors and performers

Directors and producers


Journalists and broadcasters

Historical figures


  • Ioánnis Fokás Juan de Fuca – first Greek-Canadian (1592)



Religious figures

Order of Canada recipients

  • Teresa Stratassoprano OC (born May 26, 1938, Toronto, Ontario), is a retired Canadian operatic soprano. She is especially well known for her award-winning recording of Alban Berg's Lulu.

See also


  1. ^  
  2. ^ "Ethnic origins, 2006 counts, for Canada, provinces and territories – Ontario".  
  3. ^ "Ethnic origins, 2006 counts, for Canada, provinces and territories – Quebec".  
  4. ^ "Ethnic origins, 2006 counts, for Canada, provinces and territories – British Columbia".  
  5. ^ "Ethnic origins, 2006 counts, for Canada, provinces and territories – Alberta".  
  6. ^ "Selected Demographic and Cultural Characteristics".  
  7. ^ "Ethnic origins, 2006 counts, for Canada, provinces and territories".  

Further reading

  • Magocsi, Paul R (1997). Encyclopedia of Canada's peoples. Multicultural History Society of Ontario. pp. 616–26.  
  • Ember, Melvin (2005). Encyclopedia of Diasporas: Immigrant and Refugee Cultures Around the World. Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. p. 207.  

External links

  • Greek-Canadians – A comprehensive list of famous Greeks and Greek Canadians.
  • – Greek cultural entertainment site, event resource and business directory.
  • Toronto-Danforth political riding with concentrated Hellenic population
Embassy and Consulates
  • Embassy of Greece in Ottawa, Canada
  • Consulate General of Greece in Toronto
  • Consulate General of Greece in Montreal
  • Consulate General of Greece in Vancouver
Charitable organizations
  • Ottawa Hellenic Community
  • Toronto Greek Community
  • Hellenic Community of York Region
  • Greek Community of London
  • Montreal Hellenic Community
  • Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Calgary
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • Hellenic Community of Vancouver
Trade organizations
  • Hellenic Canadian Board of Trade
  • Hellenic Canadian Lawyers Association
  • Hellenic Canadian Congress of British Columbia
Affiliate trade organizations
  • Hellenic-American Chamber of Commerce
  • Hellenic-Argentine Chamber of Industry and Commerce (C.I.C.H.A.)
Performance art groups
  • Kyklos
  • Theatre Nefeli
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