The Janusz Korczak Association of Canada was established in February 2002, with its home in Vancouver.

The Association’s goals are as follows:

  1. To foster the recognition of Janusz Korczak’s life and work.
  2. To familiarize Canadians with his heroism during World War II, and his stout defence of Children’s rights.
  3. To disseminate Korczak’s pedagogical ideas as well as their effect on children’s education.

We are open to all who care about the welfare of the children and youth of this city, province, and country. It is our mandate to support the human rights of all children, including street children and orphans, and to foster recognition of Janusz Korczak’s humanism and sacrifice. We strive to teach others about this man, who devoted his life to establishing and defining the rights of the child and whose ideas were adopted by the United Nations in “The Convention on the Rights of the Child” in 1959.


Board Members

President Jerry Nussbaum
Members Lillian Boraks-Nemetz
Malgorzata Burczycka
Gina Dimant
Iwona Haskins
Zofia Lewicka-Pezowicz
Andrzej Wroblewski
Honorary Member Consul General of the Republic of Poland in Vancouver
Krzysztof Czapla

Past Newsletter Editorial Board (until 2014)

Editor in Chief Olga Medvedeva-Nathoo
Editorial Board Lillian Boraks-Nemetz
Malgorzata Burczycka
Marta Burczycka
Yakov Medvedev