John Bitove’s Memory Lives On Through Education of Future Macedonian Leaders

The memory of the late John L. N. Bitove—a champion of Macedonian human rights, who was passionately devoted to the betterment of Macedonians throughout the world—lives on through the annual United Macedonian Diaspora John L. N. Bitove, C.M. Macedonian Heritage Scholarship Awards (UMD Bitove Scholarship). UMD is pleased to announce the first-round of 2016 recipients: Lisa Evans, Sara Gichevska, Aleksandar…

CMLC2016 Empowers Young Macedonians to Take On Leadership Roles in Community

The youth were well-represented throughout the entire weekend and executed an excellent Leadership Conference that they organized themselves. By Emilija Dimitrievski, UMD Generation M member Photos courtesy of Zoran Karapancev and Oliver Lozanovski On Friday, November 11, 2016, the Canadian chapter of Generation M, the United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD)’s young leadership development program, held a reception to launch the 3rd…

UMD Canada Generation M Launched at CMP

UMD Canada Generation M Launched at CMP

Building on the success and progress over the last few months, UMD’s Next Generation Program, which educates, empowers, and unites young Macedonians worldwide – Generation M (Gen M) – officially launched in Toronto, Canada. The first strategy-planning meeting was held on January 17, 2015 at the Canadian Macedonian Place Board Room attracting around twenty young Canadian-Macedonians. UMD Canada member Vele…

Call it Macedonia Letter to National Post Editor Published Today

On May 10, 2013, the National Post, one of Canada’s largest newspapers, published an article by Bert Archer titled “Yours to conquer: Macedonia is in the midst of an Alexander The Great rebranding.” Click here to read that piece. Jim Daikos, Director of United Macedonian Diaspora (Canada), sent a letter to the editor in response to this article, and the…

UMD Announces Canadian-Macedonian Leadership Conference in Toronto

On April 27, 2013, the United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) will host the 1st Annual Canadian-Macedonian Leadership Conference (#CMLC2013) at St. Clement of Ohrid Macedonian Orthodox Cathedral in Toronto. The CMLC2013 will bring together Canadian Macedonian leaders of various Macedonian cultural and faith-based organizations from throughout Canada.   The Macedonian Ambassador to Canada, Ambassador Ljuben Tevdovski, as well as the North…

UMD Congratulates Canada for Office of Religious Freedom

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) applauds Prime Minister Harper’s initiative to institute Canada’s first-ever Office of Religious Freedom.  Only the second such office of its kind in the world, the new institution seeks to promote religious freedom as a key Canadian foreign policy priority.  In a teleconference call on February 21st that UMD Canada and various ethnic media participated in,…

UMD Appoints Montreal Representative

UMD Appoints Montreal Representative

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) Board of Directors are pleased to announce the appointment of Aleksandra Nasteska as UMD Canada’s first Regional Representative for Montreal.  “As the second largest city in Canada, it is only natural that UMD Canada expand its operations to the Montreal region,” said UMD Board Member and Canadian Operations Director Jim Daikos.  “Aleksandra joins the UMD…

2012 UMD Canada Gala: a Night to Remember

On October 27th, UMD Canada held its annual Gala at St. Clement of Ohrid Macedonian Orthodox Cathedral in Toronto. More than 250 guests enjoyed an evening of engaging speakers, great music by Rumba Band, and dancing, and a chance for the Canadian Macedonian community to honor those who have made a difference for the Macedonian Cause, and those who continue…