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Sharing a New Light: A Virtual View of Canadian Women Artists

A New Light: Canadian Women Artists opened to the public in the Embassy of Canada in Washington DC’s art gallery on February 6th, 2020 and was scheduled to run through April 2020. In an effort to ensure public safety due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the gallery was closed in mid-March. Since guests are unable […]

May 27, 2020

20 Facts About the Canada-U.S. Energy Relationship

One of the longest and strongest relationships between Canada and the U.S. is in the energy sector. Every year billions of dollars in energy trade crosses our shared border, creating jobs and ensuring a secure, affordable and sustainable energy future. Take a look at the 20 facts below for more information on how we work […]

May 13, 2020

Canada Supports Research into COVID-19 on Both Sides of Border

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, scientists and researchers from across the globe have been working together to study the virus on many fronts, and those in Canada and the U.S. are no exception. Soon after the outbreak, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research began awarding grants totalling over $5 million to joint research projects proposed […]

May 11, 2020

Co-operation and Innovation Across the Border in the Age of COVID-19

In time of hardship, such as the Halifax explosion of 1917 or the terror attacks of 9/11, Canada and the U.S. have always been there for each other. The current COVID-19 pandemic is no exception, and this has been particularly apparent when it comes to our highly connected and integrated economies. The examples below feature […]

April 27, 2020

Our Prestigious LEED® Platinum Achievement

The Embassy of Canada in Washington, D.C. has long been admired for its location and architecture, but the building also reflects Canada’s commitment to environmental protection. In June 2019, the Embassy earned the U.S. Green Building Council’s highest distinction — LEED® Platinum certification — for sustainable design and practices. The Embassy achieved this distinction and, […]

April 20, 2020

U.S. Space Leadership: A Canadian Perspective

A leader must be many things, but most importantly he or she must inspire and enable others to accomplish common goals. In space, there is an obvious leader. As a Canadian Space Agency astronaut and serving member of the Royal Canadian Air Force, I work at the Johnson Space Center in lockstep with my American […]

February 24, 2020

Commemorating Black History Month at Home and Abroad

During Black History Month in Canada, we celebrate the accomplishments and contributions Black Canadians have made to build Canada into a culturally diverse, accepting, and prosperous country. Ever since the arrival of interpreter and navigator Mathieu Da Costa in the 1600s, people of African descent have been a crucial part of the foundation of Canadian […]

February 3, 2020

Kirsten Hillman

I arrived in Washington DC in the fall of 2017 to take up the position of Canada’s Deputy Ambassador to the United States. Since August of this year, I have been Canada’s Acting Ambassador. I grew up in western Canada, in Calgary and Winnipeg. As a girl, I spent my summers with my grandparents on […]

November 15, 2019

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