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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

Celebrating Black Hockey History with the NHL

This week, the NHL Black Hockey History Tour presented by American Legacy returned to the Embassy of Canada for the first stop in its 14 city tour. Hockey legend Willie O’Ree was on hand to talk about his role as the first black player in the league. Willie spoke to us about what it means to […]

January 16, 2020

Kirsten Hillman

I arrived in Washington DC in the fall of 2017 to take up the position of Canada’s Deputy Ambassador to the United States. Since August of this year, I have been Canada’s Acting Ambassador. I grew up in western Canada, in Calgary and Winnipeg. As a girl, I spent my summers with my grandparents on […]

November 15, 2019

Susan Harper

Before I came to Florida as Consul General in 2016, I thought of it as beaches and palm trees. Like many Canadians (3.5 million visits last year), I had visited Florida and appreciated the warmth and sun, but hadn’t really thought more about it. Well, I certainly have changed my mind. As the mother of […]

November 7, 2019

Nadia Theodore

My first day on the job as Consul General of Atlanta, in September 2017, was my first time ever in the Southeastern U.S.A. I also landed in the middle of Hurricane Irma, and was immediately focused on our office’s efforts to ensure the well-being of Canadian nationals in the region. The most important role of […]

November 5, 2019

Phyllis Yaffe

In my role as Consul General of Canada in New York, I often get asked about how different public sector life is from life in the private sector. Having served most of my career in the private and not-for-profit world, including as CEO of Alliance Atlantis Communications, I have to admit I wasn’t sure exactly […]

October 31, 2019

Canadian Women in Diplomacy

In honour of Canadian women’s history month, get to know the female Consuls General across our U.S. network in Dallas, New York, Atlanta, Miami, and Canada’s Acting Ambassador here in Washington. They’re sharing their experiences as women in positions of power and reflecting on how gender influences their interactions in these roles. We hope this […]

October 29, 2019

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