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Come from Away Comes to Washington

The tragic events of September 11, 2001 profoundly impacted Americans and Canadians alike. The terrorist acts claimed thousands of lives, including those of 24 Canadians. This tragedy reinforced the enduring bonds of friendship that underpin the Canada-U.S. relationship.  In solidarity with our American friends, the government of Canada did what had never been done – […]

December 16, 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

The Embassy Commemorates Remembrance Day

In honour of our veterans, Acting Ambassador Hillman delivered remarks at the Embassy of Canada thanking all those who have served. She was joined by the Canadian Defence Attaché, Major-General Paul Ormsby, and two American WWII veterans, Henry Stawicki and Dr. John Honig. Read the text of her remarks: Mesdames et Messieurs, bienvenue à l’ambassade […]

November 14, 2019

United in Defence: October 2019

The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) have been active this month, working with our allies to defend North America and our interests at home and abroad. Learn more: Cyber Security Did you know that October is Cyber Security Awareness Month? The Canadian Centre for Cyber Security is focused this month on sharing information about the simple […]

October 18, 2019

United in Defence: September 2019

Canada’s Armed Forces continue to collaborate with our American partners to keep us safe. In Washington, we welcomed Major-General Paul Ormsby as the new Defence Attaché. He will be working to support Canadian military operations with our allies at home and around the world. Working Together to Keep Shared Waters Safe The Royal Canadian Navy […]

September 12, 2019

Strengthening our Security Partnership

This week, Bill Matthews, Deputy Minister of Public Services and Procurement Canada and Jody Thomas, Deputy Minister of the Department of National Defence wrapped up a successful visit to Washington where they met with counterparts at the U.S. Department of State and the Department of Defense. They stopped by the Embassy to talk to us […]

August 30, 2019

New Canadian Defence Attaché to the United States

During a ceremony at the Embassy of Canada on August 15, Major-General Paul Ormsby became the new Canadian Defence Attaché to the United States, replacing Major-General Simon Hetherington who is retiring from the Canadian Armed Forces. Major-General Hetherington has supported Canada’s mission since August 2018, advising Ambassador David MacNaughton on defence and security matters, enhancing […]

August 16, 2019

Meet Canada’s first Ambassador for Women, Peace, and Security

Canada’s first ever Ambassador for Women, Peace, and Security, Jacqueline O’Neill, is responsible for advancing Canada’s feminist foreign policy by working with global partners to meaningfully include women and girls in development, humanitarian, conflict prevention and resolution initiatives. The Prime Minister explained the rationale for this position in a statement, “When women play an active […]

August 7, 2019

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