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Bees at Work: 30,000 Bees Enjoy the #ViewFrom501

The Embassy of Canada in Washington, D.C. has been working hard to reduce its environmental footprint.  In June 2019, these efforts helped us earn LEED® Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council – their highest distinction.  Not content to rest on our laurels, we have continued to look for new and innovative ways to […]

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

Statement from Canada’s Ambassador-designate to the United States

I am deeply honoured to be named Canada’s Ambassador to the United States by Prime Minister Trudeau. Canada has no closer friend and ally than the United States. Our connections are enduring and profound. The close personal, economic and security ties between our people are at the heart of our extraordinary relationship. Today, our two […]

March 26, 2020

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

UPDATED – APRIL 20, 2020 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

Congratulations to our Newest Astronauts!

  Last Friday, Canadian Space Agency (CSA) astronauts Jenni Sidey-Gibbons and Joshua Kutryk celebrated the end of their basic training, along with their NASA classmates, during a ceremony at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Their class was the first to be supervised and mentored by a Canadian astronaut, Jeremy Hansen. Canadian Space Agency representatives and Rachel McCormick, Consul General […]

January 15, 2020

Statement from Canada’s Acting Ambassador to the United States on U.S. Importation of Pharmaceutical Drugs from Canada

Canada’s acting Ambassador to the United States, Kirsten Hillman, issued the following statement today following an announcement by the U.S. Administration to issue a notice of proposed rulemaking that, if finalized, would allow for the importation of certain prescription drugs from Canada: “We recognize that the debate about the importation of prescription drugs to the […]

December 18, 2019

Canada signs agreement on amendments to the new NAFTA

From: The Deputy Prime Minister of Canada News Release December 10, 2019 – Mexico City, Mexico The Government of Canada is committed to further strengthening the Canadian economy, improving the lives of Canadian families, the middle class and those working hard to join it. Today, the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Deputy Prime Minister, signed on behalf […]

December 10, 2019

Meet the Embassy of Canada’s Adopted School Class

  This week, the Embassy of Canada’s Adopted School class, 5th graders at J.C. Nalle Elementary School, helped us decorate the Christmas tree in the Embassy lobby, bringing holiday cheer to all our visitors. Washington Performing Arts and D.C. Public Schools have run the Embassy Adoption Program since 1974, and the Embassy of Canada has […]

December 5, 2019

NORAD Tracks Santa

For over 60 years, Canadians and Americans have worked together at the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) to keep North America safe. For the 64th time, they will also track Santa’s journey from the North Pole to bring holiday cheer to families around the world! In 1955, a local newspaper advertisement informed children they […]

December 3, 2019

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