Race, Place and Belonging: A Conversation on the Black Experience in Canada and the U.S.
The Black Lives Matter movement has given rise to global conversations on how systems with built in racial inequality continue to affect the lives of people of African descent worldwide. In Silicon Valley, tech companies continue to struggle to make their workforces more diverse and develop products that serve all. One of the lessons of […]
March 19, 2021
International Women’s Day 2021 – Bringing Women Back to the Workforce Through #FeministRecovery
Every year the world comes together to honor and celebrate the achievements of women through International Women’s Day (IWD) on March 8. Through IWD, the international community aims to raise awareness about women’s equality and the need for gender parity. This year, Canada is focusing on the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and how we […]
March 8, 2021
Celebrate La Francophonie avec nous!
This year, we celebrate the 51st anniversary of the Day of the Francophonie. Each year on March 20, 88 member states and governments of La Francophonie honor and promote the French language and culture. This year will be no exception, though the activities will take place virtually throughout the month of March. We hope […]
March 1, 2021
Fort Worth Stockyards Celebrate a Famous Folk Hero
If one wanted to channel the spirit of a local cowboy, the popular Fort Worth Stockyards would be an ideal place to begin the search. However, on November 20, 2020 the Stockyards honored a horseman from a little further afield. Pioneer Black cowboy John Ware was born in the United States in the mid-nineteenth century […]
February 11, 2021
Embassy of Canada Celebrates Black History Month
February is Black History Month, a time when both Canada and the U.S. highlight and celebrate the accomplishments of Black Canadians and Black Americans. This year, Canada marks the 25th celebration of Black History Month, and as Prime Minister Trudeau noted in his statement, “Black people have helped shape our history and collective identity, and […]
February 5, 2021
Telling Their Story: Indigenous Art from Canada on Display at the National Museum of the American Indian
The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) is one the world’s largest collections of Native art and artifacts. The NMAI aims to educate visitors about Native cultures — past and present — through its exhibits on display in Washington, D.C., New York City and Suitland, Maryland. With approximately 266,000 catalog records spanning over […]
August 10, 2020
Happy International Day of La Francophonie
The Francophonie celebrates 50 years! Every March 20, Francophones and Francophiles around the world celebrate the International Day of La Francophonie. In 2020, Canada is joining with the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (OIF) to mark La Francophonie’s 50th anniversary. The International Day of La Francophonie was inaugurated in 1988 to commemorate the creation of the […]
March 20, 2020
Bon mois de la Francophonie!
In March, we celebrate the month of La Francophonie! Did you know? There are more than 300 million French speakers around the world. Canada is a proud member of the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie, working with Francophone partners to promote our common values, including peace, democracy, diversity, and respect for human rights. Canada was […]
March 2, 2020
Commemorating Black History Month at Home and Abroad
During Black History Month in Canada, we celebrate the accomplishments and contributions Black Canadians have made to build Canada into a culturally diverse, accepting, and prosperous country. Ever since the arrival of interpreter and navigator Mathieu Da Costa in the 1600s, people of African descent have been a crucial part of the foundation of Canadian […]
February 3, 2020
Honouring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
In honour of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Nadia Theodore, Canada’s Consul General in Atlanta gave keynote remarks at the State of Georgia’s holiday tribute in the Capitol. In a statement released before the event, she said “As a Black woman appointed to be Canada’s senior diplomat in the U.S. Southeast, based in Atlanta, I […]
January 20, 2020