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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

Susan Harper

Before I came to Florida as Consul General in 2016, I thought of it as beaches and palm trees. Like many Canadians (3.5 million visits last year), I had visited Florida and appreciated the warmth and sun, but hadn’t really thought more about it. Well, I certainly have changed my mind. As the mother of […]

November 7, 2019

Nadia Theodore

My first day on the job as Consul General of Atlanta, in September 2017, was my first time ever in the Southeastern U.S.A. I also landed in the middle of Hurricane Irma, and was immediately focused on our office’s efforts to ensure the well-being of Canadian nationals in the region. The most important role of […]

November 5, 2019

Connecting businesses across borders with the Canadian Technology Accelerator New York

The Canadian Technology Accelerator (CTA) programs in New York City, Boston, and San Francisco introduce Canadian companies to U.S markets. Over a three month period, the CTA works with companies in the clean technology, information technology, and life sciences sectors to drive new business and raise capital. The CTA program also helps Canadian companies make […]

November 4, 2019

Phyllis Yaffe

In my role as Consul General of Canada in New York, I often get asked about how different public sector life is from life in the private sector. Having served most of my career in the private and not-for-profit world, including as CEO of Alliance Atlantis Communications, I have to admit I wasn’t sure exactly […]

October 31, 2019

Canadian Women in Diplomacy

In honour of Canadian women’s history month, get to know the female Consuls General across our U.S. network in Dallas, New York, Atlanta, Miami, and Canada’s Acting Ambassador here in Washington. They’re sharing their experiences as women in positions of power and reflecting on how gender influences their interactions in these roles. We hope this […]

October 29, 2019

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