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Embassy of Canada Celebrates Black History Month

February is Black History Month, a time when both Canada and the U.S. highlight and celebrate the accomplishments of Black Canadians and Black Americans.  This year, Canada marks the 25th celebration of Black History Month, and as Prime Minister Trudeau noted in his statement, “Black people have helped shape our history and collective identity, and […]

February 5, 2021

Defeating a Killer Disease: A University of Alberta Virologist Wins a Nobel Prize

Photo : Michael Holly; ©University of Alberta As the world continues to battle the COVID-19 pandemic, remarkable medical breakthroughs defeating other deadly diseases sometimes get lost. This is the story of hepatitis C. Today we celebrate historic good news from a Canadian university and a decisive Canada-U.S. medical victory. On October 5, 2020, esteemed Edmonton-based […]

October 29, 2020

Got milk?! Cross Border Coordination Gets Water Flowing into the Milk River Once Again

Out between the plains and hills of the “Treasure State” of Montana, and the “Wild Rose” Province of Alberta, runs the St. Mary and Milk Rivers. Those waters have been intertwined since water infrastructure was built in the early 1900s and managed under the 1909 Boundary Waters Treaty. In any given year, water diverted from […]

October 19, 2020

New Digital Trade Map: The State-by-State Story at Your Fingertips

You’ve probably heard this from us before: for over 150 years, Canada has had no closer friend and ally than the United States. At home and abroad, we work together to make our citizens’ lives safer. But did you know we share a trillion dollar trade and investment relationship? Canada buys more goods from the […]

September 28, 2020

Neighbours helping Neighbors: Canada Provides Assistance to Oregon to Battle Wildfires

Canada is continuing its assistance to the United States in response to the wildfires ravaging the West Coast. On Sep. 18, the governments of Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta and British Columbia, as well as Parks Canada, sent 289 wildfire professionals to central Oregon to join the fight, following a previous detachment sent to California from Quebec. […]

September 22, 2020

Canada Provides Assistance to California in Battle Against Historic Wildfires

California is facing historic wildfires in 2020, with more than 1.83 million acres burned so far across the state. Facing this crisis in parallel to the challenges of the COVID19 pandemic, California Governor Gavin Newsom called for international assistance to battle the devastating fires. Canada was ready to assist, thanks to an agreement between Canada […]

September 9, 2020

Bees at Work: 40,000 Bees Enjoy the #ViewFrom501

UPDATED – May 20, 2021 Happy World Bee Day! In 2020, the Embassy of Canada in Washington, D.C. partnered with Alvéole, a Montreal based company that installs beehives at businesses and schools across North America. And on June 2 of last year, we officially launched that partnership with the installation of two beehives on the […]

June 5, 2020


EARTH DAY 2020 TWITTER CHALLENGE Help us celebrate our shared commitment to climate action We are calling on you to Tweet @connect2canada with the ways you go green. Please use the hashtags #OurPart4Earth and #EarthDay2020. Tag a friend to do the same! April 22, 2020 marks the 50th annual Earth Day. As we approach this […]

April 20, 2020

COVID-19: Information for Canadians in the U.S.

UPDATED – FEBRUARY 12, 2021 To limit the spread of COVID-19, American and Canadian authorities announced their intention to temporarily restrict all non-essential travel across the US-Canada border. More information about the temporary border closure can be found online. If you are currently travelling in the United States: Consider returning to Canada as soon as […]

March 20, 2020

USMCA Ratification Takes a Step Forward

Last week, the Senate overwhelmingly passed the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement with strong bipartisan support, like the House of Representatives did in December. The President is expected to sign the legislation in the coming days, concluding the U.S. ratification process. Following the Senate vote, Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland reiterated that USMCA is excellent for Canadian […]

January 20, 2020

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