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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

Helping Canadian Women Entrepreneurs Start Up, Scale Up & Access New Markets

Canada is deeply committed to supporting underrepresented groups, including women entrepreneurs, in accessing the benefits and opportunities that flow from international trade. In fact, the Government of Canada is investing up to $146.9 million CAD over four years via the Women Entrepreneurship Strategy to increase women-owned businesses’ access to the financing, talent, networks and expertise […]

March 29, 2022

Canada in Colorado Celebrates Women and International Women’s Day

As part of a long-standing partnership with WorldDenver, the Consulate General of Canada in Denver was proud to celebrate women and women’s global leadership this International Women’s Day 2022. Founded in the early 20th Century to encourage women’s equal participation in society, International Women’s Day is now a global event dedicated to celebrating women and […]

March 29, 2022

Le mois de la Francophonie

March is Le mois de la Francophonie, a global celebration of the diversity and richness of the French language, culture, heritage. Throughout the month, we invite you to explore a variety of events and activities happening in-person and virtually across the United States. Atlanta Francophonie Festival March 1-31 Atlanta, GA (in-person and virtual) March is #Francophonie and the […]

March 10, 2022

Celebrating Black History Month 2022

February is Black History Month (BHM), when Canada celebrates the many achievements and contributions of racialized Canadians and their communities who, throughout history, have done so much to make Canada the culturally diverse, compassionate, and prosperous nation it is today. The month is about acknowledging the resilience, innovation, and determination involved to work towards a […]

February 1, 2022

Thank You, Willie O’Ree

If you were in Boston on Tuesday night, you may have noticed a golden glow over the city. Mayor Michelle Wu proclaimed January 18, 2022 as Willie O’Ree Day and landmarks including TD Garden, the Prudential Center, City Hall, Gillette Stadium, Fenway Park, and the iconic Zakim Bridge lit up in gold in honour of […]

January 21, 2022

Honoring International Underground Railroad Month

It is estimated that as many as 30,000 freedom seekers left the U.S. for communities across Canada via the nineteenth century Underground Railroad, with many settling in southwestern Ontario — places like Windsor, Fort Erie, Chatham and Owen Sound. In 2019, Governor Larry Hogan of Maryland was the first to proclaim the month of September […]

October 22, 2021

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