WelcomeThe Fogolârs Federation of Canada is the connecting link between the Fogolârs/ Fameis throught the country. This link, and the ability of being of service to big and small communities, is the main purpose of this national association. The structure of the Federation can be visualized as a pyramid with the Fogolârs/ Fameis on top and the executives of the Federation at the base.

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Joe Toso, President of the Fogolâr Federation of Canada, awarded Premio Epifania


We are delighted to announce that on January 4th, 2023, Joe Toso, President of the Fogolâr Federation of Canada, was awarded the prestigious Premio Epifania in a ceremony held in the City of Tarcento.

The Premio Epifania was established 68 years ago.  Defined as the 'Cavalierato del Friuli', it is an award bestowed on people and /or institutions in recognition of work that has brought great prestige to the Region of Friuli Venezia Giulia. This year three honorees were awarded the ‘Premio’: The historian, Ferruccio Tassin, writer, Ilaria Tuti, and Friulian-Canadian entrepreneur, Joe Toso of British Columbia .

This award to Joe Toso is, indeed, well deserved. Joe Toso, a man who is not only a very successful and respected Friulian-Canadian businessman but is also a promoter of Furlan culture.  Joe's family migrated from Maiano, Friuli, to France when he was but six years old. Eventually, he moved to Canada and was employed in the metal working sector. Starting at the bottom, he worked his way up, and eventually purchased the company. Joe has received numerous business awards and is one of the most respected Italian-Canadian businessmen in British Columbia.

He is, undoubtedly, an example of Friulian industriousness!JoeToso-PremioEpifania_2

Joe has never forgotten his Friulian roots and dedicates his free time to the Friulian community of B.C. and Canada. He has been instrumental in establishing the Famee Furlane of Vancouver of which he was president for many years.  In 2014 Joe Toso became President of the Fogolârs Federation of Canada which he is still leading.

Joe, thank you for your service. You make us all proud! Congratulations for this well-deserved award!

Ivano Cargnello

Fogolârs Federation of Canada Joins ICAP

On April 6, 2018, the Fogolârs Federation of Canada became an institutional member of the Italian-Canadian Archives Project (ICAP). This is an important, significant step, which will strengthen and add to the Italian-Canadian narrative and help to preserve the Friulian record in Canada.   

 ICAP is working to develop and promote a national strategy to collect and preserve historical items that capture the Italian-Canadian experience. ICAP wants to facilitate and encourage individuals, families, societies and institutions that have materials in their possession to preserve these documents. They are part of our Canadian historical fabric.

 ICAP is the only organization of its kind with an academic focus.  More information can be found at https://icap.ca.




Buona Festa della Patria

Incuintri al doman - il video che al celebre la Fieste de Patrie dal Friûl Lis ripresis dal alt de Patrie furlane, compagnadis di une musiche di grande emozion, par ricuardâ il 3 di Avrîl. Un dron, che o podaressin imagjinâ tant che une acuile in svol, al racuei lis imagjins dal Friûl che a compagnin lis notis di "Incuintri al doman", l'imni dal Friûl eseguît des cjantantis furlanis Consuelo Avoledo, Michela Franceschina, Jessica Interdonato e Giulia Polidori di ArteVoce Ensemble.

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