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Canadian Culinary Reflections – Part 2

Chef Laetitia Chrapchynski, Chef de Cuisine at the Embassy of Canada in Washington, D.C, recently participated in a Canada-U.S. Culinary Diplomacy event with the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology to explore Canadian products and Indigenous culture. In this two-part series, she shares some of her reflections. If you missed Part 1 in the series, you […]

August 22, 2022

Building a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Library

In 2021, the Consulate General of Canada in Minneapolis drafted its first-ever Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) pledge, part of a commitment by the Government of Canada to provide a work environment where everyone is welcomed, supported and respected. The multiplicity of identity traits even beyond gender and ethnicity – what makes us “us” – […]

July 26, 2022

The [Not-So-Secret] Life of Embassy Bees

Back in 2020, the Embassy of Canada in Washington, D.C. partnered with Alvéole, a Montreal based social beekeeping company, to install two beehives on the roof of the Embassy. Since then, thousands of bees have been pollinating the surrounding urban flora and producing delicious honey for our staff to enjoy. Founded in 2013, Alvéole fosters […]

May 26, 2022

Old Friendships in a New Era

Canada and the United States share the longest international border in the world, home to millions of people and species of wildlife. From establishing the Convention for the Protection of Migratory Birds and the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement to signing the Air Quality Agreement, we have a long history of working together to protect […]

May 26, 2022

“Peace by Chocolate” in Theaters Near You

Over 10 years ago, following civil unrest in Syria, the Hadhad family was forced to flee their home rebuild their life in a country that had never visited. In 2012, the Hadhad family chocolate factory in Damascus, Syria was destroyed in a bombing. For nearly 30 years, this chocolate factory served as the family’s livelihood […]

May 24, 2022

Strengthening Canada-U.S. trade ties

On May 5 and 6, 2022 the Honourable Mary Ng, Canada’s Minister of International Trade, Export Promotion, Small Business and Economic Development, hosted Katherine Tai, United States Trade Representative in Ottawa and Toronto. Packing a lot into just two days, Minister Ng and Ambassador Tai held a  joint press conference, participated in a roundtable discussion […]

May 23, 2022

Celebrating World Bee Day in Chicago

A few weeks ago, Alvéole, the urban beekeeping  company, in partnership with Prudential Plaza, where the Consulate General of Canada in Chicago is located, presented its beekeeping work in Chicago. The Quebec-based company takes care of more than 5.8 million bees all around the city, and its urban beekeeping service includes the installation and regular […]

May 20, 2022

B(Is)On Voyage !

Millions of bison once ranged across the continent from Alaska to Mexico. They were an important resource for Indigenous peoples and were symbolic of life on the plains. But at the turn of the 20th century, North America’s largest land mammal was on the brink of extinction. Some subspecies, like the wood bison, were thought […]

May 4, 2022

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