German and Austrian Ambassadors Congratulate SOS Canada on 50 Years

Austrian and German ambassadors with SOS Canada President and CEO

It was an honour to meet with Ambassador Sparwasser, German Ambassador to Canada, and Ambassador Dr. Pehringer, Austrian Ambassador to Canada, at the Austrian embassy in Ottawa to celebrate our anniversary year. 

We would like to thank the ambassadors for their well wishes and congratulatory letter as we mark our 50th anniversary here in Canada and 70 years of SOS’ work internationally.

In 1949, the first-ever SOS Children’s Village was built in Imst, Austria, and support for the SOS model quickly spread to Germany. Today, SOS Children’s Villages operates in 135 countries and territories, continuing a long legacy of helping the world’s most vulnerable children.

We are grateful for the German and Austrian communities across Canada who have supported our cause and contributed to the success of SOS Children’s Villages Canada over the past 50 years.

Anniversary letter from German and Austrian ambassadors


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