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Bison Find FURever Home

The survival of bison from near extinction is one of Canada’s conservation success stories. In April 2024, as part of an agreement between Parks Canada and the State of Alaska, 40 wood bison from Elk Island National Park in Alberta were relocated to Alaska to establish separate herds on the wild landscape. This was the […]

Welcome to the Network! Getting To Know Canada’s New (and New-ish) Consuls General in the U.S.

Canada has nearly 180 diplomatic missions in more than 110 countries. However, did you know that Canada’s largest network is right here in the United States?! In addition to the Embassy of Canada in Washington, DC, Canada has 12 Consulates General across the United States, and each office is responsible for a different region in […]

“On the Edge of this Immensity” by Meryl McMaster

In conjunction with her representation of Canada in the major exhibition New Worlds: Women to Watch 2024, at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, in Washington, DC, the Embassy of Canada proudly presents an exhibition showcasing the captivating works of Meryl McMaster, a visionary Canadian artist whose artistry transcends boundaries and sparks profound […]

Canada Day on the Hill: Celebrating and Reinforcing the Canada-U.S. Relationship

The cherry blossoms weren’t the only big news story in Washington DC this month. Canada Day on the Hill – a full day of activities on Capitol Hill – celebrated and reinforced the enduring partnership and strategic relationship between Canada and the United States. No matter the issue or challenge, our two countries know we […]

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Bison Find FURever Home

The survival of bison from near extinction is one of Canada’s conservation success stories. In April 2024, as part of an agreement between Parks Canada and the State of Alaska, 40 wood bison from Elk Island National Park in Alberta were relocated to Alaska to establish separate herds on the wild landscape. This was the […]

May 14, 2024

“On the Edge of this Immensity” by Meryl McMaster

In conjunction with her representation of Canada in the major exhibition New Worlds: Women to Watch 2024, at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, in Washington, DC, the Embassy of Canada proudly presents an exhibition showcasing the captivating works of Meryl McMaster, a visionary Canadian artist whose artistry transcends boundaries and sparks profound […]

April 10, 2024

Honour Before Glory – Shining a light on Canada’s only all-black battalion

On February 12, the Embassy of Canada hosted a screening of the award-winning Canadian docudrama “Honour Before Glory”, which delves into the history of the No. 2 Construction Battalion, Canada’s only Black military battalion. Drawing on the personal diary of Captain William White, written during the First World War, the film sheds light on his […]

February 28, 2024

Hot rocks: Advancing Canada’s Critical Minerals Strategy

The Consulate General of Canada in New York brought 18 of Canada’s most advanced critical mineral mining projects and technology firms – some seeking investments in excess of $1.5 billion – to the Canadian Critical Minerals Opportunities Forum, to meet a who’s who of mining finance: New York investment banks, Asian trading houses, equity firms, […]

February 15, 2024

Canada’s Consulate General in Chicago wins the Collaboration Award at the annual Chicago Innovation Awards!

  Chicago Innovation, a non-profit organization that focuses on promoting innovation excellence in the city, selects award recipients each year for Chicago’s foremost recognition of its most innovative new products, services and companies. The Consulate General of Canada in Chicago was awarded the collaboration award at the 2023 Chicago Innovation Awards – the first time […]

January 4, 2024

2023 Canada-U.S. Energy & Environment Milestones

1:  Prime Minister Trudeau & President Biden met in Ottawa and committed to strengthening the United States-Canada Partnership. The leaders agreed to inter alia: update the Joint Action Plan on Critical Minerals Collaboration; protect and restore the Great Lakes ecosystem; coordinate efforts to develop secure and reliable nuclear fuel supply chains; support greater access to […]

December 29, 2023

Pushing Technology Forward: Canada brings its most exciting and innovative defence companies to AUSA 2023

From October 9-11, 2023, Canada again featured prominently at this year’s Association of the U.S. Army (AUSA) Annual Meeting and Exposition – the largest defence trade show in the United States, featuring roughly 38,000 attendees and more than 650 exhibitors. To kick off the first day of Canada’s presence at the exposition, there was a ribbon-cutting […]

October 31, 2023

Participatory Democracy to Govern Big Tech: The Canadian Experience

On September 14, the Consulate General of Canada in New York spotlighted Canada’s expert and public consultation process on online harms and tech governance at “Participatory Democracy to Govern Big Tech: The Canadian Experience”, an event co-hosted with McGill University’s Centre for Media, Technology, and Democracy (CMTD) and All Tech is Human. The event also featured speakers from the Canadian […]

October 23, 2023

Denver Consulate Joins Allies to Remember Korean War

“Known sometimes as “the Forgotten War,” the Korean War is still very much a reality of our world today, quietly looming along the demilitarized zone of the 38th Parallel.” ~ Consul General Sylvain Fabi On June 25th, 1950, Canada answered the call from the UN Security Council to support South Korea following its sudden invasion by […]

September 6, 2023

The Buzz About Our Bees

  Tucked away on rooftops and amongst government gardens are buzzing beehives scattered across Washington, D.C. Though this might sound like an odd place to house the pollinators, it’s part of a national strategy launched by former President Barack Obama to protect and promote bees, which started in 2014 as a solution to the decreasing […]

August 1, 2023

Sorry lovers, Virginia is for Canada, too

As Canada’s Consul General to Virginia, I recently had the privilege of visiting the city of Richmond, adding my number to the approximately half a million Canadians who visit the Old Dominion each year. Meeting with a variety of leaders allowed me to highlight the integral relationship that Virginia shares with Canada, one with profound […]

July 27, 2023

Happy Canada Day 2023!

     July 1 marked Canada’s 156th birthday, and the Embassy of Canada in Washington, D.C. celebrated the day with our American friends and partners, Embassy staff, family, and members of the Connect2Canada community with an outdoor party.   Guests were served Canadian cuisine staples like poutine, Montreal-style hotdogs, Cesars, and bison burgers, and sang […]

July 10, 2023

Fleet Week celebrates Canada–U.S. security partnership

  Canada’s commitment to the joint defense of continental North America was on display at New York’s Pier 90 North during Fleet Week activities in May. Led by Lieutenant-Commander Christopher Heckman, His Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Glace Bay joined vessels from the U.S., British, and Italian Navies in the weeklong celebration of Sea Services. LCdr […]

June 8, 2023

NORAD celebrates 65 years of enduring partnership in the defence of North America

This year marks the 65th anniversary of the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), an enduring symbol of the important partnership between Canada and the United States. Hosted by General Glen D. VanHerck, Commander of NORAD and U.S. Northern Command, events were held last week at the Peterson Space Force Base in Colorado Springs, Colorado, […]

May 22, 2023

Heart Gardens- Planting the Seeds of Memory

This spring, the Embassy incorporated a new addition to our Chancery rooftop: a Heart Garden, located on the south side of the 6th floor terrace near the Ambassador’s office and overlooking the National Museum of the American Indian.  Hearts made of seed paper are placed in the earth, and when the paper decomposes, the seeds […]

May 11, 2023

Red Dress Day – Honouring and Remembering

May 5 marked the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) in Canada – also known as Red Dress Day – and Missing or Murdered Indigenous Persons Awareness Day in the United States. The day honours and raises awareness of the thousands of Indigenous women, girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA+ (Two […]

May 9, 2023

Strengthening the historic bonds of friendship – the IADB holds Cultural Meeting of the Americas

On April 15, the Inter-American Defense Board (IADB) held its annual “Encuentro Cultural de las Americas / Cultural Meeting of the Americas” at La Casa del Soldado, or “the Soldier’s House” in Washington D.C. Each year the event builds a rich program to celebrate and promote all cultural aspects of the IADB Member States, representing […]

May 1, 2023

Growing Diplomacy – Embassy Rooftop Garden Joins the U.S. Department of Agriculture People’s Garden Initiative

Gardens are a great opportunity to bring communities together both locally and internationally. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) People’s Garden aims to connect people living in the United States to those living all around the world who are collaborating on gardening projects in their own communities. People’s Gardens can take many different forms, including […]

April 27, 2023

Canada Shines at the Oscars

  With a total of eleven Academy Award nominations for Canadians in Film this year, there was much to celebrate Canada’s contributions, both on- and off-screen. Canada’s wide range of talent was showcased through the variety of nominations received, which included: Best Motion Picture of the Year; Best Actor in a Leading Role; Best Achievement […]

April 11, 2023

Active and Engaged: The Future of the Canadian Armed Forces in the Indo-Pacific

Launched by the Government of Canada in November 2022, Canada’s Indo-Pacific Strategy presents a comprehensive road map to deepen Canada’s multifaceted engagement in the Indo-Pacific over the next decade, by increasing contributions to regional peace and security, strengthening economic growth and resilience, enhancing our significant people-to-people ties, and supporting sustainable development across the region. This […]

January 30, 2023

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