Greek Canadians

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Greek Canadian
Ελληνοκαναδοί
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Total population
252,960
(by ancestry, 2011 Census)[1]
Regions with significant populations
 Canada
Flag of Ontario.svg Ontario 132,440[2]
Flag of Quebec.svg Quebec 89,985[3]
Flag of British Columbia.svg British Columbia 42,770[4]
Flag of Alberta.svg Alberta 11,945[5]
Languages
Canadian English, Greek, Canadian French
Religion
predominantly Greek Orthodox Christianity [6]

A Greek Canadian (Greek: Ελληνοκαναδοί) is a Canadian citizen of either full or partial Greek origin 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[edit]

List of notable Canadians of Greek ancestry[edit]

Academics[edit]


Authors[edit]

Professors[edit]

Business and philanthropy[edit]

Flag of Greece and Canada

Creatives[edit]

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

Artists[edit]

Sport[edit]

Athletics[edit]

Baseball[edit]

Boxing[edit]

Diving[edit]

Field Hockey[edit]

Football[edit]

Ice Hockey[edit]

  • Chris Kibermanis – player
  • 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.

Soccer[edit]

Strength Athletics[edit]

Water Skiing[edit]

Wrestling[edit]

  • 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[edit]

Actors and performers[edit]

Directors and producers[edit]

Director of Sideways

Entertainers[edit]

Journalists and broadcasters[edit]

Georgia Balogiannis 680radio, news editor, news anchor, journalist.

Historical figures[edit]

Immigrants[edit]

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

Politicians[edit]

Judiciary[edit]

Religious figures[edit]

Order of Canada recipients[edit]

  • 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[edit]

References[edit]

Further reading[edit]

External links[edit]

Embassy and Consulates
Charitable organizations
Communities
Trade organizations
Affiliate trade organizations
Performance art groups