About Us

Välkommen to the Swedish Press and our mission to preserve and promote Swedish culture for Swedish expats and their descendants!

Published since 1929, we’re North America’s only Swedish monthly.

Swedish Press is your portal to the people and events making a difference in our community while offering insights into our homeland’s most cherished traditions and cutting-edge trends.

Available in both digital and print editions, with content in both Swedish and English, Swedish Press is published 8 times a year.

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Our story

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Swedish Press is a monthly magazine for Swedish-Americans and Swedish citizens living in the United States and Canada, as well as for North American businesses with links to Sweden. The magazine contains articles in both English and Swedish on subjects related to Swedish culture and heritage, as well as contemporary events and trends in Sweden. It also features exclusive interviews with interesting people of relevance to the Swedish diaspora.

Swedish Press was established in Vancouver in 1929 as the Swedish-language Svenska pressen. It started as a weekly broadsheet at a time when there were hundreds of Swedish newspapers in North America. Read the full history here.

Photo: Viktoria Finnberg

Publisher

The current owners are a Swedish-Canadian family based in Ottawa, Ontario.

Publisher and Editor-in-Chief Kajsa Norman is a Swedish-born journalist and non-fiction author with a passion for preserving and enhancing Swedish culture. Her husband and co-publisher Matthew is a Canadian-born energy and tech entrepreneur whose grandfather, Robert Saarukka, emigrated to Canada from Swedish-speaking Finland in the early 1900s to work as a pianist on the paddle-wheelers plying Kootenay Lake. Joining them to attract the next generation of young Scandinavian expats and descendants is their 14-year-old daughter and youth fiction author Noelle.

We are always looking for good stories to share with our readers. If you would like to contribute a story or have an idea for something you think we should cover, please email us at info@SwedishPress.com or reach out trough our contact form