SWEA Toronto has about 160 members. Most of our members live in and around Toronto, but some of us live as far away as Ottawa, Sudbury and Barrie and even Sweden and Finland.
We have several different interest groups such as SWEA Central, SWEA West Book Club, SWEA North, SWEA East, SWEA Professional, The Taste Buds, Knit & Drink, Christmas Market Committee, SWEACare and SWEA Central Book Club. We hope to get SWEA Art up and running soon and also work on a Mamma + Barn group.
SWEA Toronto gives you the opportunity to meet new friends, and to celebrate Swedish traditions and we are there to support you through different stages of life. We are also at hand if you need advice or information about situations that arise when you live on two continents.
SWEA Toronto contributes approximately $ 30,000 in donations and scholarships each year. We support the Swedish Church, the Swedish School, the Folk Dancers and the Swedish Choir. We provide scholarships to Ontario students who have been accepted into Swedish universities ($ 20,000 - 2019). We promote Swedish-related cultural events in the area. We also collaborate with Business Sweden, the Swedish
Chamber of Commerce, the Consulate and more.
Our biggest source of income is the popular Christmas market (Swedish Christmas Fair) that we have organized for 38 years. The Swedish Christmas Fair offers thousands of visitors Swedish food, other products and Swedish traditions, such as Lucia. Swedes in the area can enjoy the Swedish food and traditions and Canadians can experience Swedish culture.