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In the midst of World War II, Dr. Lotta Hitschmanova arrived in Canada as a refugee with $60 in her pocket. Just a few years later in 1945, she founded the Unitarian Service Committee of Canada. Throughout subsequent decades, her voice became one of the most recognizable in the country with her many radio and television appeals to Canadians to help her in her mission: making the world a “better, kinder place for all.”

Today we simply go by USC Canada – but we are still cultivating the seeds Lotta sowed. Find out more about our founder, Dr. Lotta

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We’re called USC Canada because we started out way back in 1945 as the Unitarian Service Committee, founded by the energetic Dr. Lotta Hitschmanova. We’re still planting the seeds that Lotta sowed. Find out more about our founder, Dr. Lotta Hitschmanova.



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