9 / 1998
Cvetka Kocjančič

Associating of Canadian Slovenes

The article deals with the pattern of religious, social and cultural associations of three major waves of Slovene emigration to Canada - the pre-World War II immigrants who arrived in Canada between 1924 and 1929, consisting mostly of peasant men, political refugees who came between 1948 and 1951, and the economic immigrants who arrived in Canada after 1956. The article also reflects the political and other differences between the three groups of Slovene immigrants, who seemed to be most united at the timeof crisis in their homeland, that is, during the Second World War and during the short war for the indepenedence of Slovenia.