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New Canadian Defence Attaché to the United States: Major-General Michel-Henri St-Louis

During a ceremony at the Embassy of Canada on July 13, Major-General Michel-Henri St-Louis became the new Canadian Defence Attaché to the United States, replacing Captain (Navy) William Quinn. Captain (Navy) Quinn was acting in the role since March following the retirement of Major-General Paul Ormsby.  The Canadian Defence Attaché advises Ambassador Kirsten Hillman on […]

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” – […]

Happy 155 Years, Canada!

On July 1, the Embassy of Canada and our network of Consulates General celebrated Canada’s 155th birthday. As the first in-person Canada Day celebration in two years, the Embassy in D.C. hosted an outdoor Canadian breakfast with pancakes, bacon, maple syrup from Quebec (of course) and our classic Caesars, to over 550 guests. Friends of the Embassy, […]

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

UPDATED – April 1, 2022 BORDER CHANGES As of April 1, 2022 at 12:01 a.m. EDT: Fully vaccinated travellers will no longer need to provide a pre-entry COVID-19 test result to enter Canada by air, land or water. As a reminder, travellers arriving to Canada from any country, who qualify as fully vaccinated, may need […]

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#ReUNITED at Capital Pride 2022

After a two-year pause due to the pandemic, Washingtonians welcomed the return of Capital Pride celebrations. In every corner of the city, festivities large and small took place showcasing support for LGBTQ2* communities, and Canadians in the area were proud to participate. To kick things off, on June 9, the Quebec Office in Washington presented […]

June 17, 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

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