The XIII edition of the annual PAPS Forum will be taking place at the University of Toronto (Canada) on the 14-15th of April.

The theme of this year’s Forum is “A Portuguese Renaissance – a decade of scientific and cultural growth”.
We aim to look back over the past decade and discuss the progress Portugal has made across many different areas including science, technology and culture. We want your contribution to this important discussion, not only so that we might look back to our recent past, but also so that we might together chart future directions.

We look forward to welcoming you to Toronto!

The Portuguese-American Post-graduate Society is an independent, non-profit organization, with no political affiliations. Its objectives are to stimulate the development of strong relationships between the Portuguese postgraduate community living in North America and the American society while, simultaneously, promoting their home country.

For further information and registration visit the following website:

Sophia de Mello Breyner

Within the Cinema Forum Portugal Brazil, held in Toronto, from September of 2011 to May of 2012, with the support of Instituto Camões and with the collaboration of the General Consulate of Brazil and the departments of Portuguese and Brazilian Studies of the Universities of Toronto and York, the General Consulate and the Coordination of Education, present the film, Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen

March 30, 2012
6:00 – 7:30 pm
Centro de Língua Portuguesa Camões
800 Lansdowne Ave. Toronto, ON

Sophia of Mello Breyner Andresen is a short film made in 1969 by João César Monteiro. This is a documentary about the poetry of Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen, considered one of the most important poets and writers of Portuguese Literature.

Scholarships Camões, I.P.

Bolsas Camões, I.P.

Informamos que o processo de candidatura aos programas de bolsas Camões, I. P., para o ano letivo 2012/2013, irá decorrer entre os dias 12 de março e 30 de abril, nos termos definidos respetivo regulamento, o qual poderá ser consultado, em http://www.instituto-camoes.pt/lingua-e-ensino/bolsas-de-estudo/cidadaos-estrangeiros.
Os programas que a seguir se identificam destinam-se a apoiar e promover o aperfeiçoamento da competência linguística em português, a formação e/ou aperfeiçoamento na área de tradução e interpretação de conferências, a investigação na área da língua e da cultura portuguesas e a formação científica e/ou profissional na área do ensino do português, língua não materna.

MAKING WAVES: The Continuing Portuguese Adventure

Making Waves: The Continuing Portuguese Adventure

The Coordenação do Ensino Português no Canadá has the great pleasure to announce the presentation of the book Making Waves: The Continuing Portuguese Adventure, by Mary Soderstrom at the Centro de Língua Portuguesa Camões, in Toronto, March 22 at 5:30 p.m.

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Making Waves: The Continuing Portuguese Adventure
How one small nation influenced the world.

The world is the way it is today because 600 years ago Portugal, a small nation on the edge of Europe, sent its sailors off in search of spices and souls.
In Making Waves: The Continuing Portuguese Adventure, Mary Soderstrom takes us to places touched by the Portuguese, telling a tale of adventure and triumph, occasionally mixed with a measure of sadness.

The book is an outgrowth of the traveling she did for her non-fiction books about cities.  Wherever she went–from Singapore to the East Coast of Africa and the West Coast of India, from Newfoundland to San Diego and São Paulo– the Portuguese had been there before  other Europeans. 

Why wasn’t that story better known? she asked herself. Making Waves is her attempt to fill that gap, and to pay tribute to the Portuguese and their descendants around the world..

Mary Soderstrom’s Green City: People, Nature & Urban Places was selected as one of the Globe & Mail’s 100 Best Books of 2007. She is the author of The Walkable City, Recreating Eden and The Violets of Usambara. She lives in Montreal.


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Proud to be Portuguese Canadian

Proud to be Portuguese Canadian conference and cultural festival takes place from March 15 to 25.

Of the many events outlined in the program, the press conference at the Centro de Língua Portuguesa Camões (800 Lansdowne Ave., Toronto) at 5:30 p.m., March 15 is being emphasized. A presentation organized by the Coordenação do Ensino Português entitled Education, the road to success.

For more information:

THE CITY WITHIN – Press Release

A multilingual cabaret-chanson exploring “The city within”

Whether by birth or adoption, most of us, at the dawning of the 21st Century, are children of the city.

Just as the urban fabric that we’ve long taken for granted is being threatened in the political arena, this cabaret-chanson is a timely celebration of the rich and often complex relationship we have with our cities.

Though he is of Portuguese origin, Louis Simão learned to walk on the sidewalks of our city. Though her roots are in Peru, Patricia Cano grew up in Sudbury before calling Toronto home. Their artistic paths have led them down the streets of New York and Paris, Lisbon and Lima. Revisiting a handful of songs that celebrate some of the great cities of the world, Quand la ville nous habite (“The City within”) explores questions of origin and belonging that are at the very heart of our urban experience.

Quand la ville nous habite brings together two artists who enjoy an exceptional rapport. Together, they will take us on a journey to the cities we thought we knew, where life’s daily joys and travails are sung in French, English, Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese, and where songs grow like flowers between the cobblestones.

Quand la ville nous habite
(“The City Within”)
A cabaret-chanson with Patricia Cano & Louis Simão
Guitar: Carlos Bernardo
Friday March 9th 2012, 7:30 PM
Alliance Française de Toronto
24, Spadina Road
Admission: 15 $ (free for AFT members & students)
RSVP @ culturel@alliance-francaise.ca


The Silent Duchess

The Silent Duchess (La lunga vita di Marianna Ucrìa)

The Italian Cultural Institute, along with EUNIC, the network of the European cultural institutes of Toronto formed by Alliance Française de Toronto, British Council, Goethe-Institut Toronto, Instituto Camões and the Italian Cultural Institute, invites you to their next book club meeting for the presentation and discussion of The Silent Duchess (La lunga vita di Marianna Ucrìa) by Dacia Maraini, led by Maria Laura Mosco.

Saturday, March 3, 2012 – 2:00pm
Istituto Italiano di Cultura – 496, Huron St., Toronto
Infoline: 416/921-3802 ext. 221
Free admission

The European Book Club meets periodically in a different cultural institute to discuss a European contemporary book translated into English.