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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

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

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” – […]

July 26, 2022

#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

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