Public Invited to U.S. Memorial Day Ceremony at Deadman’s Island, Halifax

Historians have concluded that nearly 200 American Prisoners of the War of 1812 died while confined on Melville Island, on the Northwest Arm in Halifax, and are buried on Deadman’s Island. On Monday, May 28 from 11:00a.m.–12:00p.m., the U.S. Consulate General in Halifax and U.S. Navy Exchange Officers in Halifax will honor these American servicemen. ...
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Canadian Professionals from Calgary and Edmonton participate in U.S. Program on Countering Violent Extremism

April 4, 2018 For Immediate Release   CALGARY – Eight Canadian professionals in the fields of law enforcement, municipal government, violence prevention, and community organization will visit Washington, D.C., Las Vegas, Nevada, and San Bernardino, California, on a 10-day program on countering violent extremism (CVE). The program is organized by the U.S. Consulate General in ...
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Mammoth tusks repatriated to Canada from the United States into care of Canadian Museum of Nature

Two mammoth tusks have been returned to Canada from the United States after being recovered during an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The tusks have been given to the care of the Canadian Museum of Nature, Canada’s national museum of natural history and natural sciences, where they are housed in the museum’s national ...
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Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction and the U.S. Embassy Ottawa host one-day expert forum on addressing the opioid crisis in North America

The Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA) and the United States Embassy in Ottawa will host a one-day expert forum on addressing the opioid crisis in North America on Tuesday, March 20.
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Founder of ‘World Without Hate’ Meets Survivors of the 2017 Quebec City Mosque Shooting

“The journey I’ve taken moved me from a place of pain on the deepest level to a place of hope for a kinder world, a world without violence, a world without victims, and a world without hate.” – Rais Bhuiyan, Founder & President of World Without Hate After being shot in the face by Mark ...
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The New Yorker’s Peter Schjeldahl to become first art critic featured in Contemporary Conversations Series

The Embassy of the United States in Ottawa, in partnership with the National Gallery of Canada (NGC), is pleased to welcome renowned American art critic Peter Schjeldahl for the second lecture in the third edition of the Contemporary Conversations series on February 8, 2018.
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Seven Canadian Mayors to attend Workshop on Countering Violent Extremism

The U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa, in partnership with the Strong Cities Network, has invited seven mayors and other representatives from Canadian cities to Washington, D.C., for a workshop January 24, 2018, with American and international mayors on Countering Violent Extremism (CVE).
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U.S. Marines and Navy personnel deliver Christmas to the Ronald McDonald House

U.S. Embassy Ottawa’s United States Marine Corps detachment and U.S. Navy personnel will deliver some holiday spirit on December 15 to the children at Ottawa’s Ronald McDonald House, bringing gifts donated through the annual Toys for Tots campaign. U.S. Ambassador to Canada Kelly Craft and her husband, Mr. Joe Craft, will take part in the ...
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Stephen Wilkes to Unveil Commemorative Work for Canada 150 and Launch Third Contemporary Conversations Series

The Embassy of the United States in Ottawa, in partnership with the National Gallery of Canada (NGC), is pleased to welcome renowned American artist Stephen Wilkes for the unveiling of a special work commemorating Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation, opening the third edition of Contemporary Conversations on November 30.
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U.S. Consulate General Québec City commemorates WWII airplane crash at Longue-Pointe-de-Mingan

Remembering a day of tragedy and heroism, U.S. Consul General Allison Areias Vogel unveiled a plaque to commemorate a plane crash in Québec 75 years ago. On November 2, 1942, PBY Catalina, a U.S. Army Air Forces amphibious plane, was lost off the Canadian coast near the village of Longue-Pointe-de-Mingan.  Nine crew members were on ...
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U.S. Exhibits Celebrate 150 Years of Friendship with Canada

October 2, 2017 For Immediate Release U.S. Exhibits Celebrate 150 Years of Friendship with Canada WINNIPEG — To celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation, the U.S. Consulate Winnipeg is presenting two exhibitions that emphasize the depth and importance of the U.S.-Canada relationship. The exhibits are on display at the Manitoba Museum until October 15, 2017. ...
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First Lady Melania Trump Greets U.S. Athletes at the 2017 Invictus Games in Toronto, Canada

On September 23, 2017, First Lady of the United States Melania Trump and a Presidential delegation greeted United States Invictus Games competitors and their friends and families at a reception honoring the participants. The reception was co- hosted by the U.S. Consulate General in Toronto and the Fisher House Foundation.
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Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires Elizabeth Aubin at the U.S.–Canada Interparliamentary Group Meeting

It is always a great pleasure to speak about the U.S. – Canada relationship and I’m particularly happy to do so here in Windsor, Ontario.  I’m very happy to be here with Consul General Doug George.  The border crossings linking Windsor and Detroit are the busiest North American crossings in terms of volume of trade.  ...
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Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires Elizabeth Aubin at Luncheon in honor of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly Delegation Visit to Canada

Bonjour and Bienvenue a l’Ambassade des États-Unis. Welcome to the Embassy of the United States! We welcome in particular those of you who have traveled from all corners of the Alliance to take part in this week’s “We Are NATO” program in Canada. And a special thank you to Robert Baines and the NATO Association ...
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Canadian experts to participate in U.S. exchange program on sustainably growing the “Blue Economy”

Canadian experts in environmental policy and conservation will visit Washington, D.C., and other U.S. cities from August 14 to 23 as participants in an International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) on the oceans and their economic viability. The participants will explore the challenge of sustainably growing the “blue economy.”
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U.S. Ships in Québec City for Rendez-Vous Naval 2017

This year, the traditional 4th of July celebrations of the U.S. Consulate General in Québec City were uniquely significant, as they took place aboard two U.S. ships on an official visit to Québec as part of the city’s much-anticipated Rendez-Vous Naval 2017. The USS Jason Dunham and the USCGC Eagle moored in the Old Port ...
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First Lady Melania Trump to Lead the United States Delegation to the 2017 Invictus Games in Toronto, Canada

The Office of First Lady is today announcing that First Lady Melania Trump will lead the United States delegation in support of the 90 American athletes slated to compete at the Invictus Games in Toronto, Canada, from September 23 to 30, 2017. More than 550 wounded servicemen and women from 17 allied nations are expected ...
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Young Canadian leaders travel to United States as Youth Ambassadors

Media Advisory July 18, 2017 For immediate release Young Canadian leaders travel to United States as Youth Ambassadors The U.S. Embassy, in conjunction with the State University of New York (SUNY) College at Plattsburgh and Fulbright Canada, is pleased to announce the selection of 18 outstanding Canadian youth community leaders and two Canadian adult educators ...
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Consul Chris Gunning’s interview with Steve Schuster

Following the U.S. Consulate Winnipeg’s Independence Day celebration at Shaw Park on June 30, Consul Chris Gunning was invited to speak on the Goldeye’s radio broadcast about his time in Manitoba.  Consul Gunning is a big baseball fan, and was really pleased and honored to speak with the voice of the Goldeyes, Steve Schuster.  Here’s ...
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Toronto Consulate Celebrates U.S. Independence and Canada’s 150th Anniversary

On July 6, 2017, the US Consulate General in Toronto brought together American and Canadian honorable guests, friends and colleagues to celebrate U.S. Independence Day and Canada’s 150th Anniversary at the Hockey Hall of Fame. “This is a noteworthy and remarkable year for our two nations, brought together as friends, as much by history as by ...
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American Gifts for a Canadian Birthday: The U.S. Mission to Canada Tells a Story of Friendship to Honor 150 Years

"Canada 150" is the talk of the country in 2017. To mark the occasion, the U.S. Mission to Canada designed two bilingual exhibits that are touring the country over the course of the year. "Northern Stars" chronicles 150 years of U.S.-Canadian relations.
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President Trump sends Canada Day message to the Governor General

June 30, 2017 For Immediate Release President Donald J. Trump sent the following message to His Excellency The Right Honorable David Johnston, congratulating Canada on the 150th Anniversary of Confederation: “My warmest wishes go out to the people of Canada in celebration of the 150th anniversary of your National Day on July 1. “The United ...
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U.S. Embassy to host Fourth of July Celebration in Ottawa

For Immediate Release 06/20/2017 OTTAWA – The U.S. Embassy Ottawa will host the annual Fourth of July Independence Day celebration ( #July4Canada and #4juilletCA ) in Ottawa on Tuesday, July 4, 2017, from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. on the grounds of Lornado, the U.S. Ambassador’s Residence. Guests will be admitted by invitation only. This year’s event, themed ...
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Canadian Delegation Gearing Up for SelectUSA Investment Summit

Chargé d’Affaires Elizabeth Aubin today announced that 53 companies from a variety of industries across Canada will be travelling to Washington D.C. to participate in the SelectUSA Investment Summit (Summit), June 18-20.
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The U.S. Consulate General Quebec celebrates Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation

  “This year, Canada celebrates its 150th anniversary of Confederation. We join you in honoring this moment while remembering our longstanding ties. The United States and Canada share more than just a border, we share a common history and a set of values. We enjoy the world’s largest bilateral relationship, and a unique and special ...
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U.S. Exchange Program pairs Canadian Experts with U.S. Counterparts to Heal the Wounds of Human Trafficking

Canadian professionals in the fields of disability services, victim advocacy, and law enforcement will visit Washington, D.C., and other U.S. cities from June 19 to July 7 as participants in an International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP).
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United States Secretary of the Treasury Meets With Canadian Ministers and Parliamentarians

United States Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin met with his Canadian counterpart Finance Minister Bill Morneau and a number of Canadian Ministers and parliamentarians today, on his first visit to Canada as Secretary.
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Happy 150th, Canada!

In commemoration of Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation, the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa is featuring congratulatory messages from governors of U.S. states bordering Canada in an exhibit now available for public viewing on the U.S. Embassy’s Mackenzie Avenue outer fence. The exhibit will be on display from June 2 until the first week of July.
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Embassy features congratulatory messages from U.S. Governors on Canada’s 150th anniversary

In commemoration of Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation, the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa is featuring congratulatory messages from governors of U.S. states bordering Canada in an exhibit now available for public viewing on the U.S. Embassy’s Mackenzie Avenue outer fence.
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Embassy joins local government partners to open newest spoke in Ottawa’s cycling network

On Friday, May 19, U.S. Mission to Canada Chargé d’Affaires Elizabeth Moore Aubin attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony hosted by Mayor of Ottawa Jim Watson to open the Mackenzie Avenue Cycling Lane to the public. Chargé Aubin and Mayor Watson were joined by Dr. Mark Kristmanson, CEO of the National Capital Commission, and Nathalie Des Rosiers, ...
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U.S. Embassy Ottawa honors Canadian Armed Forces members in awards ceremony

On May 5, the United States Mission to Canada had the opportunity to thank 11 Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members for their exceptional service to the United States military and United States military operations at an awards ceremony at the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa.
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Chargé d’Affaires Aubin celebrates 38 years of the California Wine Fair in Canada!

On March 31, U.S. Embassy Ottawa’s Chargé d’Affaires Elizabeth Aubin Moore joined trade representatives, media and consumers in celebrating the newest and best vintages of more than 75 California wineries at the California Wine Fair Ottawa, hosted by The Wine Institute.
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U.S. Exhibits Celebrate 150 Years of Friendship with Canada

As Canada celebrates the 150th anniversary of Confederation, the U.S. Consulate General in Toronto presents two photographic exhibitions Northern Stars and Eyes on the Arctic.  The exhibitions are free and open to the general public.  The bilingual, multimedia displays showcase the historic relationship between the United States and Canada, our shared Arctic heritage, and U.S.-Canada cooperation ...
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Foreign Agricultural Service Celebrates 150 Years of U.S.-Canadian Agricultural Partnership

Yesterday, the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service hosted a sensational reception at the National Capital Commission (NCC)’s International Pavilion celebrating 150 years of agricultural friendship between the United States and Canada. In her opening remarks, U.S. Embassy Ottawa Chargé d’Affaires Elizabeth Aubin Moore reinforced that farmers on both sides of the U.S. Canada border are committed ...
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U.S. Marines and Navy bring HO-HO-HOliday spirit to the Ronald McDonald House

Christmas came early this year for more than a dozen families staying at Ronald McDonald House Ottawa – all thanks to the United States Marine Corps detachment and U.S. Navy personnel from the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa. The Marines and sailors delivered more than 200 gifts this morning, with the help of U.S. Ambassador to Canada Bruce Heyman, CTV ...
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Media Advisory: U.S. Marines and Navy personnel bring Christmas to Ronald McDonald House

U.S. Embassy Ottawa’s United States Marine Corps detachment and U.S. Navy personnel will brighten the holiday season for children at Ottawa’s Ronald McDonald House by bringing them gifts donated through its annual Toys for Tots campaign.
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U.S. Election Night 2016

The Chateau Laurier Ballroom buzzed with excitement as hundreds of invited guests arrived to join Ambassador Heyman at the U.S. Embassy’s election night event on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. Trimmed in red, white, and blue, it was the perfect setting to witness Americans choose their next president. Ambassador Heyman kicked off the evening by welcoming ...
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Legion President presents Ambassador Heyman with Remembrance Poppy

Ottawa’s Montgomery Legion President Garry Beaupre recently visited Ambassador Heyman in his office to present him with a Remembrance Poppy, marking the first week of the Canadian Legion’s nation-wide Poppy Campaign. The Ambassador was honored to join Canadians from coast to coast who don the poppy as a visual symbol honoring the service and sacrifice ...
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Ambassador Heyman’s Remarks at Come From Away Dinner

Ambassador Heyman’s Remarks at Come From Away Dinner Gander, NL October 28, 2016 As prepared for delivery. Thank you Michael. I am so glad Vicki and I met you and learned about the Canadian Music Theatre Project’s role in creating Come From Away when we visited Sheridan College last year.  Even before we met you, ...
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U.S. Embassy, Consulates Launch Voter Outreach Initiatives during Absentee Voter Week

In recognition of the U.S. Federal Voting Assistance Program’s Absentee Voter Week (September 26-October 3), the U.S. Embassy and U.S. consulates throughout Canada will offer a series of events designed to encourage voter participation by U.S. citizens residing in Canada and to provide information on voting procedures for Americans residing outside the United States.
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Contemporary Conversations: Who is the late Anne Chu?

On September 29, the Embassy of the United States in Ottawa and the U.S. Department of State's Office of Art in Embassies, in partnership with the National Gallery of Canada, will close the 2016 season of the Contemporary Conversations series with a presentation on the work of recently deceased American artist Anne Chu.
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Celebrating Ottawa Capital Pride 2016!

Ottawa’s local weather service will tell you it rained on this weekend’s downtown Pride parade, but onlookers will attest there was not a dampened spirit in sight as the city’s LGBTI community and supporters turned out with great enthusiasm to celebrate Ottawa Capital Pride 2016 ! Gamely leading the parade through varying intensities of precipitation were Ottawa Capital Pride’s ...
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Out of this World: NASA Scientists Encourage Canadian Girls to Pursue Careers in STEM

U.S. Embassy Ottawa was over the moon to host National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Chief Scientist Dr. Ellen Stofan and Chief Technologist Dr. David Miller on May 19 as they addressed about 50 young women interested in pursuing higher education in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
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Ambassador Underscores Importance of Marine Conservation in Advance of Our Ocean Conference

United States Ambassador to Canada Bruce Heyman underscored the importance of the responsible management of the marine environment when he spoke at a May 9 panel discussion on marine planning, co-hosted by the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa and World Wildlife Fund-Canada.
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Technovation Challenge 2016: A coding success!

Congratulations to team “Pentagen” from the Earl of March Secondary School, whose original mobile app came in first place at this year’s Technovation Challenge at Carleton University on April 30. The app, called Connectsitter , is designed to connect parents with babysitters in their community. The team of five young women will advance to the semi-finals, where their ...
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Theaster Gates to participate in second season of Contemporary Conversations

The Embassy of the United States in Ottawa and the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Art in Embassies , in partnership with the National Gallery of Canada, will welcome internationally renowned American artist Theaster Gates on May 12th as the second speaker in the 2016 Contemporary Conversations series. Contemporary Conversations ( #artconvoAIE ) invites iconic American artists to Ottawa for ...
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Contemporary Conversations: Kiki Smith at the National Gallery

Back by popular demand, the Contemporary Conversations series (#artconvoAIE) kicked off its 2016 season Thursday, March 31, with a capacity crowd as more than 500 guests came out to hear American artist Kiki Smith speak at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa, ON. The daughter of celebrated visual artist Tony Smith, Kiki Smith is ...
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Kiki Smith to launch second season of Contemporary Conversations

The Embassy of the United States in Ottawa and the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Art in Embassies, in partnership with the National Gallery of Canada, will welcome renowned American artist Kiki Smith as the first speaker in the 2016 edition of the Contemporary Conversations series on March 31 at the Gallery. Contemporary Conversations ...
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Stephen Wilkes to complete Contemporary Conversations 2015 series

The Embassy of the United States in Ottawa and the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Art in Embassies, in partnership with the National Gallery of Canada (NGC), will welcome renowned American artist Stephen Wilkes for the fourth lecture in the Contemporary Conversations series on November 19. Contemporary Conversations (#artconvoAIE) brings internationally recognized American artists ...
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We Day Ottawa

Be an “upstander”, not a bystander. That was the core message from Ambassador Bruce Heyman and his wife, Vicki, as they spoke to more than 16,000 enthusiastic young people at We Day Ottawa. In an interview with Liz Trinnear, a reporter at CTV’s ETALK, Ambassador and Mrs. Heyman emphasized the importance of getting involved in ...
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Commerce Secretary Pritzker to Focus on NA Economic Competitiveness During Upcoming Visit to Canada

Pritzker will travel to Ottawa to discuss the U.S.-Canada trade and commercial relationship in meetings with government leaders Will meet with Canadian and Mexican counterparts and business leaders in Toronto for annual North American Competitiveness and Innovation Conference U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker will travel to Ottawa on October 30 for meetings with Canadian ...
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Grocery Innovation Show

Foreign Agriculture Service Canada is pleased to report the Bard Valley Medjool Date Growers (BVMDGA) were voted a Most Innovative Product with their new Pumpkin Pie Spiced and Dark Chocolate Orange Date Rolls at Canada’s annual Grocery Innovation Show (GIC). BVMDGA is an active USDA Market Access Program (MAP) partner through the Western United States ...
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9/11 Memorial & Museum Reception

On Wednesday, September 30, Ambassador Bruce Heyman and his wife, Vicki, hosted a reception at the Embassy to introduce the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York City. U.S. embassies around the world have held similar receptions in partnership with the 9/11 Memorial & Museum to raise awareness about the museum, which officially ...
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Expand to US Workshop in Ogdensburg

The Commercial Service of the United States Embassy in Ottawa will host a workshop in Ogdensburg, New York on October 7, 2015 for Canadian companies that are interested in exploring business expansion opportunities in the U.S. market. Ogdensburg is just 50 minutes from Ottawa and provides a convenient nearby location for Canadian firms that want ...
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Illicit Trafficking of Cultural Antiquities

What do law enforcement agents and art conservationists have in common? Although these groups of professionals may seem like polar opposites, there is an ongoing global threat whose resolution depends greatly upon collaboration between the two: the illicit trafficking of cultural property. This week, law enforcement representatives and museum and gallery staff from the United ...
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Fulbright Celebrates 25 Years in Canada

This year marks the Silver Jubilee of Fulbright Canada. This institution lies at the heart of educational exchange between the United States and Canada. Celebrations across the country will honor the vision of U.S. Senator J. William Fulbright, a man who believed educational exchange provides the foundation for successful diplomacy and vibrant bilateral trade, as ...
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Canadians Head to Washington for Exchange on Food Security and Agricultural Development

Experts working in the field of food security in Canada are visiting Washington, D.C., and other U.S. cities from September 14 – October 2 as participants in an International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) to explore U.S.-Canadian cooperation in food security. The program is organized by the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa and sponsored by the U.S. ...
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Contemporary Conversations with Eric Fischl

Why painting, and why now? Those questions, as well as many others, were the topics of conversation as renowned American contemporary artist Eric Fischl visited Ottawa for the latest in the Contemporary Conversations series. In a discussion before a capacity crowd at the National Gallery of Canada, Fischl talked about his broader artistic philosophy, and ...
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Eric Fischl Next Artist to Lend His Voice to Contemporary Conversations

U.S. Embassy Ottawa and the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Art in Embassies, in partnership with the National Gallery of Canada (NGC), will welcome renowned American artist Eric Fischl to Ottawa on September 10 for the third lecture in the Contemporary Conversations series. Contemporary Conversations (#artconvoAIE ) features internationally recognized American artists who are ...
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Celebrating Ottawa Pride

Although it rained stubbornly throughout the evening, the spirits of those attending Ottawa’s 30th annual Capital Pride activities Thursday night were anything but dampened. First on the Pride Boat Cruise, and later at a Human Rights Vigil, Ottawa’s LGBTI community turned out in impressive numbers to learn, celebrate, and reflect. At both events, crowds had ...
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Young Canadian Leaders Head to United States as Youth Ambassadors

The U.S. Embassy, in conjunction with the State University of New York (SUNY) in Plattsburgh and Fulbright Canada, is pleased to announce the selection of 15 outstanding Canadian youth community leaders and two Canadian adult educators for the Youth Ambassadors Program. More than 150 people across Canada applied for this program. The selected participants represent ...
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Celebrating the Fourth of July at Lornado

The spirit of Detroit came to Ottawa as United States Ambassador to Canada Bruce Heyman and his wife, Vicki, hosted nearly 4,000 guests at Lornado, the Ambassador’s official residence, for U.S. Embassy Ottawa’s annual Fourth of July celebration. The Independence Day party’s theme was “Motor City Rising.” Guests sampled Michigan culinary treats like bumpy cupcakes, ...
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President Obama Announces Presidential Delegation to Canada to Attend the FIFA Women’s World Cup Final

President Barack Obama today announced the designation of a Presidential Delegation to Canada to attend the Final Match of the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015 in Vancouver on July 5, 2015. Vice President Joe Biden will join the delegation, led by Dr. Jill Biden, to Vancouver. Members of the Presidential Delegation: The Honorable Bruce Heyman, ...
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Matuto in Iqaluit

Nothing bridges cultural differences like a good beat. New York-based musical group Matuto, a band that blends Brazilian, Afro and bluegrass music into their own unique sound, put that belief into action when they spent a week in Canada’s northernmost capital city, Iqaluit. They were in the Canadian Arctic to play Nunavut’s 11th annual Alianait ...
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RCC Joint Forward Plan Stakeholder Teleconference

The Regulatory Cooperation Council (RCC) was established to ensure cooperation between the United States and Canada’s national authorities and benefits stakeholders and consumers by aligning approaches to public health, animal health and plant health programs in both countries, while maintaining the existing high level of protection in these areas. Under the RCC Joint Forward Plan, ...
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US Embassy Ottawa Opens Its Doors

For the sixth consecutive year, the United States Embassy in Ottawa was pleased to open its doors to the public as part of Doors Open Ottawa. Welcoming visitors in his office, Ambassador Bruce Heyman personally greeted approximately 600 people to the June 6 event, answering questions from visitors about life as an Ambassador and quizzing ...
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Canadians Head to Washington for Program on Disability Issues

Canadian experts who work on accessibility issues for persons with disabilities will visit Washington, D.C., and other U.S. cities from June 8-17 as participants in an International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP). They will review the impact of the Americans with Disabilities Act, enacted 25 years ago,and will share best practices and developments in advocacy for ...
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Nick Cave Brings Soundsuits to the Capital

The National Gallery of Canada was alive with Soundsuits last night, as contemporary U.S. artist Nick Cave brought his signature creations to Ottawa as part of the Contemporary Conversations: Art in Embassies series. Approximately 400 people attended the event, which offered a conversation between Cave and Jonathan Shaughnessy, the Gallery’s Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art; ...
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Nick Cave Joins the Contemporary Conversation

U.S. Embassy Ottawa and the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Art in Embassies, in partnership with the National Gallery of Canada (NGC), will welcome renowned American artist Nick Cave to Ottawa on May 28 for the second lecture in the Contemporary Conversations series. Contemporary Conversations (#artconvoAIE) features four internationally recognized American artists who will ...
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Cleaning the Capital

Yesterday, members of the U.S. Embassy Ottawa community helped mark Earth Day by taking part in the City of Ottawa’s annual “Cleaning the Capital” event. Led by the Embassy Green Team, approximately 20 Embassy staff, friends and family met up in downtown Ottawa on Sunday afternoon to clean the area around the Embassy grounds, as ...
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Canadians Head to Washington for IVLP on Transportation Safety and Security

Experts working in the field of transportation in Canada will visit Washington, D.C. and other U.S. cities from April 13 to May 1 as participants in an International Visitors’ Leadership Program (IVLP) looking at best practices for improving transportation safety and security. The program is organized by the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa and sponsored by ...
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Canadians Head to Washington for IVLP on Eliminating Violence Against Women

Experts working to combat violence against women in Canada will visit Washington, D.C. and other U.S. cities from February 18-28 as participants in an International Visitors’ Leadership Program (IVLP) looking at best practices in the preventing and dealing domestic violence. The program is organized by the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa and sponsored by the U.S. ...
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The Polar Sea

Yesterday the Embassy co-hosted a pair of screenings of The Polar Sea, a documentary offering a panoramic view of the Arctic and its numerous aspects. The morning screening was presented at the University of Ottawa, alongside the University’s Environment, Society and Policy Group. The event featured a condensed version of the film, and was followed ...
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U.S. Embassy Ottawa Co-Hosts The Polar Sea Panel Discussion and Documentary Screening

U.S. Embassy Ottawa and the University of Ottawa’s Environment Society and Policy Group are co-hosting a screening of selections from the recently-aired documentary, The Polar Sea. Following the screening attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a panel discussion with Kevin McMahon (The Polar Sea filmmaker), Richard Tegner (explorer), Dr. George Divoky (Director Friends ...
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Canadians Head to Washington for Environmental IVLP

A group of Canadians in the resources industry, government and NGO sectors will visit Washington, D.C. and other U.S. cities from January 12-30 as participants in an International Visitors’ Leadership Program (IVLP) on principles and practices behind solving environmental challenges in the resources sector. Participants will interact with counterparts and experts in the U.S. The ...
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Toys for Tots at Ronald McDonald House

Photo Gallery >> Today, the United States Marine Detachment from U.S. Embassy Ottawa helped bring the holidays to the children of Ronald McDonald House by delivering toys donated through the U.S. Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots program. Joining the Marines were Santa Claus and his special guests: Vicki Heyman, wife of U.S. Ambassador to Canada Bruce Heyman, CTV ...
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U.S. Secretary of Transportation to Visit Canada

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx will travel to Toronto tomorrow to meet with Minister of Transport Lisa Raitt to discuss bilateral transportation issues, including proposals for rail safety standard harmonization. Secretary Foxx is the seventh U.S. Cabinet-level official to visit Canada since July 2014. Media Contacts: Stephen Posivak Press Spokesperson U.S. Embassy Ottawa Tel: 613-688-5317 ...
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Marines To Bring Christmas to Ronald McDonald House

The United States Marines from the U.S. Embassy Ottawa will help brighten the holiday season for the children of Ronald McDonald House by bringing them gifts collected through their annual Toys for Tots campaign. Excitement will be the order of the day on December 18 when the Marines, accompanied by Santa Claus and Mrs. Vicki ...
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Labor Secretary Visits Canada

In a one-day visit to Canada on December 8, U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez traveled to Ottawa, Ontario and Gatineau, Quebec to learn more about Canadian paid leave and maternal leave policies. In meetings with Canadian Minster of Employment and Social Development Jason Kenney, Minister of State for Social Development Candice Bergen, and ...
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Commerce Secretary Trip Highlights Close US-Canada Trade Relationship

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker arrived in Ottawa today for her first official visit to Canada. The two-day trip will include meetings and events in Ottawa and Toronto highlighting the close and vibrant economic relationship between the United States and Canada. In meetings with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Minister of Industry James Moore and Minister of International Trade ...
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Secretary Kerry Visits Ottawa

On October 28th, Secretary of State John Kerry traveled to Ottawa to conduct a series of bilateral meetings and to convey condolences to senior Canadian officials following last week’s attacks in Canada. Secretary Kerry’s first stop was a visit to the National War Memorial with Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird where the Secretary participated in ...
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Secretary Kerry Travels to Canada

Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Ottawa, Canada, on October 28 for a series of bilateral meetings and to convey condolences to senior Canadian officials following last week’s attacks in Canada. He will also express America’s solidarity with the Canadian people, reaffirming the close friendship and alliance between our countries. The Secretary will ...
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Canadian Youth to Meet NASA Administrator at Encounters with Canada

The United States Embassy Ottawa, in conjunction with Encounters with Canada (EWC), is pleased to welcome NASA Administrator Charles Bolden to Ottawa. Mr. Bolden will speak to participants in EWC’s Science and Technology theme week program on October 1, 2014 from 3-4 p.m. at the organization’s Terry Fox Canadian Youth Centre. The event will feature ...
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DHS Assistant Secretary Gives Intelligence and National Security Lecture at Carleton University

Carleton University graduate students had the opportunity to listen to and discuss North America’s security with Acting Assistant Secretary for Policy at the Department of Homeland Security Alan Bersin their first week back in class. Sharing his vision on the North American security perimeter, Bersin discussed how the 2011 Beyond the Border (BTB) agreement between ...
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Embassy Shows its Pride

U.S. Embassy Ottawa was a proud program partner for this year’s Capital Pride Week, and a few lucky Embassy staffers spent a FABULOUS week taking part in the festivities! It all started last Monday, August 18th, when Ambassador and Mrs. Heyman helped to raise the rainbow flag outside of Ottawa City Hall alongside Mayor (and ...
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Embassy Gets Ready to Show its Pride

The U.S. Embassy, our seven consulates in Canada, and the U.S. Government are committed to promoting social inclusion for the LGBT community around the world. So, what better way is there to show our support of LGBT+ rights than to partner with Ottawa’s Capital Pride, a festival that celebrates diversity in this great city that ...
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4th of July in Winnipeg

Despite threatening-looking clouds, the rain held off for Winnipeg’s Independence Day party. This year’s event was bittersweet, as it marked the end of Tim Cipullo’s posting as U.S. Consul to Manitoba. Mr. Cipullo has served as U.S. Consul since August 2011, and his 3-year term expires this summer. The Independence Day event was his last ...
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Embassy Gives Two Students and One Researcher the Opportunity to Participate in the Students on Ice 2014 Arctic Expedition

U.S. Embassy Ottawa is helping to fund the participation of two American students and one researcher in this year’s Students on Ice 2014 Arctic Expedition. The Embassy has an ongoing association with the Students on Ice program. It is pleased this year, for the first time, to be able to offer funding for student and ...
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U.S. Embassy Ottawa Startup Weekend Promotes Cross-Border Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Sixty young Canadian future entrepreneurs took part in three days of ideas, inspiration, and pitches at the U.S. Embassy Ottawa’s first Startup Weekend from June 13 -15, 2014. The aspiring entrepreneurs were selected from a Canada-wide call for applications, and came from all over Canada, from Prince George and Vancouver, BC in the West, to ...
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Gardens, Children and Healthy Eating Take Center Stage in Ottawa and Washington

Light rain and dark skies on June 12 didn’t keep the students of Manor Park Public School from joining Vicki Heyman, wife of the U.S. Ambassador to Canada, from planting the vegetable garden and learning about the importance of healthy eating at their residence, Lornado. The children learned about gardening from the residence’s horticulturalist. Mrs. ...
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Canadians Head to Washington for IVLP Program on Interfaith Dialogue and Human Rights

Four Canadians will visit Washington, D.C. and other U.S. cities from June 16 to July 4 as participants in an International Visitors’ Leadership Program (IVLP) on Interfaith Dialogue and Human Rights in the U.S. The program is organized by the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa and sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. The goals of ...
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Doors Open Registration Closed

We regret to inform that all available tours of the United States Embassy for Doors Open Ottawa are fully subscribed and registration is closed. Those registered will be notified of the time of their tour by email. Only confirmed registrants will be able to tour the Embassy. We look forward to participating in Doors Open ...
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Doors Open Ottawa

The U.S. Embassy in Ottawa is pleased to announce it will be participating in this year’s Doors Open Ottawa on Saturday, June 7th. This marks the fifth consecutive year in which the Embassy has opened its doors to the public. As in years past, participants must register in advance using the Embassy’s registration page . Those who register will ...
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Ottawa Public Library and U.S. Embassy Ottawa Set to Officially Open New Imagine Space

The Ottawa Public Library (OPL) and U.S. Embassy Ottawa will officially launch their new makerspace entitled Imagine Space – An American Corner on April 23 at 4:00 p.m. at the Nepean Centrepointe branch of the Ottawa Public Library. The space will be open to the public at 5:00 p.m., following the launch. The official launch will ...
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Embassies Partner for Earth Day Film Screening

In its first joint outreach program with the Embassy of Japan, U.S. Embassy Ottawa held a family Earth Day event on Saturday, April 12th at the Japanese Embassy in Ottawa. Supporting the theme of protecting our shared oceans and water resources, the two Embassies invited over sixty kids aged 5 to 12 — and their ...
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U.S. Embassy Presents Discussion on Combatting “Rape Culture” with Expert Dr. Juley Fulcher

EVENT CANCELLED Due to travel complications, Dr. Fulcher’s arrival in Ottawa has been delayed. As a result, she will not be able to participate in today’s programming. We apologize for any confusion or inconvenience this might cause. The U.S. Embassy, in partnership with the Independent Initiative Against Rape Culture (IIARC) on the University of Ottawa ...
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U.S. Officers Decorated by Governor General

  On Tuesday, February 18th, 2014, His Excellency the Right Honorable David Johnston, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, presented 35 Meritorious Service Decorations (Military Division) to members of Canadian Armed Forces and allied forces, military servicemen and women whose specific achievements have brought honor to the Canadian Armed Forces and to Canada. Among the ...
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CNO Addresses Defence and Security Conference

Last night in Ottawa, Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Admiral Jonathan Greenert addressed current and former Canadian military and defense industry leadership at the Ottawa Conference on Defence and Security. In his remarks, he spoke about the status of the Navy and the importance of maritime coalitions. Greenert also took specific questions from the audience ...
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Embassy Presents Discussion with Tayyibah Taylor

The U.S. Embassy, in partnership with the Canadian Council of Muslim Women and Cordova Academy, will be hosting a discussion featuring Muslim issues expert Tayyibah Taylor on February 25. She will be discussing her background as well as issues facing Muslim youth and women today. Ms. Taylor is the founding editor-in-chief and publisher of Azizah ...
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Shale Discussion at uOttawa

Last week, Dr. Edward Morse, Global head of Commodities Research for Citigroup, gave a presentation at the University of Ottawa titled “The Shale Revolution in the United States and the New Geopolitics of Energy.” The presentation was part of a discussion on how the development of shale has transformed the United States energy picture from ...
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Embassy Hosts Energy Policy Discussion

On January 30, 2014, the Embassy hosted Professor Stephen Blank who discussed “North American Collaboration on Emerging Policy Issues” to an audience made up of U.S., Canadian and Mexican diplomats. Blank made the case that, 20 years after NAFTA, we need new models of collaboration in North America based on finding solutions to common problems ...
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Embassy Donates “American Shelf” of Books, DVDs and E-Readers to Nunavut Arctic College

At a ceremonial presentation to the Nunavut Arctic College, the Embassy’s Chargé D’Affaires Rich Sanders presented a few books to represent the donation of an “American shelf” to the Nunavut Premier, The Honourable Peter Taptuna, at the Northern Lights 2014 Conference in Ottawa on January 29, 2014. The American Shelf, with a value of over ...
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RCC Action Plan Webinars

Ongoing stakeholder engagement is an important part of the United States-Canada Regulatory Cooperation Council’s (RCC) work. To this end, over the coming weeks, the two countries will be hosting a number of jointly-planned and executed webinars. The webinars will feature officials from both countries who are directly responsible for the implementation of the 29 initiatives ...
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