“My fellow Americans, it has been the honor of my life to serve you.”
“Over the past eight years, President Obama laid a stronger foundation for American leadership in the world.”
A Calgary company is crediting SelectUSA for helping it expand into the United States.
For 60 years, North American Aerospace Defense Command, otherwise known as NORAD, and its predecessor, the Continental Air Defense Command (CONAD) have tracked Santa’s flight.
President Obama and Prime Minister Trudeau are proud to launch actions ensuring a strong, sustainable and viable Arctic economy and ecosystem.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations is reminding travelers planning trips across the border into the United States this holiday season to plan ahead and anticipate increased traffic volumes. Border traffic volumes are expected to significantly increase during the upcoming holiday weekends. All travelers are reminded of a few simple steps they can employ to cross
The U.S. Mission to Canada is pleased to announce a grant of USD$150,000 from the U.S. Department of State to implement a Refugee Youth Leadership Program in the Greater Toronto Area.
I applaud Congress for passing the Promoting Travel, Commerce, and National Security Act of 2016 on December 10. This legislation enables us to implement the critical 2015 United States and Canada Agreement on Land, Rail, Marine, and Air Transport Preclearance (LRMA).
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 Ottawa’s
The newly remodeled Nexus Enrollment Center will reopen on December 20, 2016 at the Toronto Pearson International Airport.
Quebec Consul General Allison Areias Vogel and her husband René officially launched winter holiday celebrations during a reception hosted at their residence.
“Our exceptional and unique ties are rooted in a common border that stretches for 5,525 miles, over 200 years of closely interwoven history and culture, our largest economic relationship worldwide, our similar values.”
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.
Few nations on Earth share more than America and Canadians.
“A humanitarian disaster is taking place before our very eyes.”
“Because the Summit has proven so popular, particularly among Quebec companies, we decided to conclude 2016 by organizing the U.S. Mission to Canada’s largest U.S. investment promotion event in Montreal!”
Senior Department of State officials co-chaired the ninth U.S.-Canada High-Level Policy Review Group today in Washington, D.C.
“On World AIDS Day, we join with the international community to remember those we have lost too soon, reflect on the tremendous progress we have made in battling this disease, and carry forward our fight against HIV/AIDS.”
Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs Sheba Crocker will travel to Ottawa, Canada, for trilateral consultations on multilateral issues with counterparts from the Governments of Canada and Mexico on December 1.
On November 28-29, the U.S. Consulate General in Toronto hosted a two-day program with U.S. speaker expert Dr. Hayden Duggan to discuss and draw attention to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
On November 28-29, the U.S. Consulate General in Toronto hosted a two-day program with U.S. speaker expert Dr. Hayden Duggan to discuss and draw attention to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and trauma, combat, and stress-related mental health issues, including vicarious trauma, among police, social service providers, medical and military communities across the city of Toronto. During his time here, Dr.
“I am pleased to announce that on December 8 and 9, Vice President Biden will visit Ottawa where he will participate in bilateral meetings with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.”
On Saturday evening in Ottawa, Maestro Glass was honored with a reception at Lornado, the official residence of the United States Ambassador to Canada.
Modern day explorers from the Arctic nations of Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Sweden, Norway, Russia, and the United States are setting their sights north to map the seabed and establish sovereign rights to resources in an icy area that just over a decade ago was virtually inaccessible.
Republished from www.state.gov. John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC November 25, 2016 On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, the United States reaffirms our belief that gender-based violence is never acceptable, that women and girls have the right to live free from violence, and that countries are stronger when homes, neighborhoods, and communities are safe
Speakers from Consulate Toronto recently visited schools in the Peel and Halton School Districts to talk with students about the U.S.-Canada relationship.
“Through Conservative governments, Liberal governments, Democratic or Republican governments, the relationship between the United States and Canada is one of the most important constants in the world.”
On November 16-17, 2016, Public Affairs Toronto sponsored and attended Midaynta Community Services’ second annual Youth Radicalization Conference at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs.
To celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide and empower youth through international education, the U.S. Consulate General in Toronto visited several schools and universities to celebrate International Education Week. On November 10, 2016, Consul General Juan Alsace spoke to American Studies Students at Glendon College of York University. He gave a short presentation and then answered questions
The FCC’s Enforcement Bureau and the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission today announced a formal agreement, committing the two agencies to work together to combat unlawful robocalls.
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 guests and thanking the American
“We have to get this right, and we have to get it right now.”
“On Veterans Day, we salute the women and men who have proudly worn the uniform of the United States of America and the families who have served alongside them, and we affirm our sacred duty as citizens to express our enduring gratitude, both in words and in actions, for their service.”
The U.S. Consulate General in Toronto hosted an evening watch event for the 2016 United States Presidential Election on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at Artscape’s Daniel Spectrum, a community and cultural hub. United States Consul General Juan Alsace and other consulate staff were joined by local officials such as the Premier of Ontario, Kathleen Wynne, invited guests as well as
Quebec City Consul General Allison Areias Vogel met with Premier Philippe Couillard.
The Embassy marked the 2016 Elections with a Viewing Event at Ottawa’s Chateau Laurier.
“We have to remember that we’re actually all on one team. This is an intramural scrimmage. We’re not Democrats first. We’re not Republicans first. We are Americans first.”
“It is my honor to be here today to recognize the important contributions the members of the Canadian Armed Forces make to the United States military and to U.S. military operations around the globe.”
On November 6, two days before the U.S. Election, the Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery hosted the screening of the latest edition of Political Advertisement, a project collaboration between New York City artists Antoni Muntadas and Marshall Reese that features a study on U.S. election politics through a visual iconography of political television advertisements from 1952 to 2016. The event,
On November 2, 2016, the Public Affairs and Consular Sections of the U.S. Consulate General in Toronto hosted a live Facebook chat titled “How do I go Black Friday Shopping in the U.S.” The chat started with a video presentation by Consular Officers Nathan Lindsey and Ann Marie Warmenhoven followed by a lengthy questions and answer session with participants. During
On November 3, Toronto Public Affairs Cultural Assistant, Claudia Valladolid, represented Education USA at Father John Redmond Secondary School in Etobicoke, Ontario. This annual university and college fair included over 25 United States institutions and featured break-out and educational counseling sessions for the students. Claudia gave three presentations on Education USA to students, parents and counselors, and answered questions about
“The story of veterans is about continuing the commitment to serving fellow citizens, using the skills and dedication the veterans developed while they were in uniform.”
“It is imperative that we continue to come together in fora like this, within our own governments, and with our colleagues at the municipal, state, and provincial levels to consider how we can most effectively combat human trafficking. “
Last week, 12 high school students in Ottawa had the opportunity to work with American “beat-maker” Ricardo Luss Nigaglioni, who, with a grant from the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa, conducted a week-long program on composing, performing, recording, and producing music.
On October 27, officials of the governments of Canada, Mexico, and the United States met for the inaugural meeting of the North American Dialogue on Drug Policy.
Today, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson traveled to Canada, where he participated in bilateral meetings with key counterparts.
Canadian politicians and political observers will visit Washington, D.C., and other U.S. cities from October 30 to November 9 as participants in an International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP).
You don’t need me to tell you how the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway are a deeply important environmental and economic resource shared between the United States and Canada. I think the numbers speak for themselves.
On October 27, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson will visit Ottawa, Canada to participate in bilateral meetings with key Canadian counterparts.
Today U.S. Ambassador to Canada Bruce Heyman emphasized the importance of academic exchange opportunities for American students in Canada at an event to mark the launch of a Universities Canada report, titled Heading north: The experience of American students at Canadian universities. Universities Canada President, Paul Davidson joined the Ambassador for the launch, which took place during a meeting of
The U.S. Consulate General in Toronto is pleased to host an evening watch event for the 2016 United States Presidential Election on Tuesday, November 8, 2016.
For more than 100 years, the IJC has enabled the United States and Canadian governments to manage the levels and flows of our shared waters and has provided expert advice and guidance to help us find solutions that meet the needs of both countries.
Do you want to avoid longer lines and cross the northern border quicker into the U.S. or Canada? Have you been waiting a while to complete your trusted traveler application for Global Entry, NEXUS or FAST? If you answered yes to either of those questions, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) are here
We’ve been making steady progress to drawing attention to the crime of trafficking, we’re mobilizing resources unprecedented to fight it, and obviously, I hope everybody here will make sure that we’ll make the efforts necessary to make further gains and build on the past successes. Read Secretary Kerry’s remarks at the annual meeting of the President’s Interagency Task Force to
“I am pleased to welcome members of the U.S. delegation to Ottawa this week for semi-annual meetings of the International Joint Commission (IJC).”
“On United Nations Day, we reflect on the progress we have made in the time since, resolve to carry this progress forward, and reaffirm our commitment to international cooperation rooted in the rights and responsibilities of nations across the globe.”
Aircraft, personnel and equipment from the Canadian Armed Forces and the United States Air National Guard have deployed to Yellowknife, N.W.T. as part of Exercise VIGILANT SHIELD 17 from October 17 to 21, 2016.
U.S. Ambassador to Canada Bruce Heyman will launch a report by Universities Canada titled Heading north: The experience of American students at Canadian universities. The Ambassador will be joined by Universities Canada President Paul Davidson for the launch during a meeting of Canadian university presidents in Ottawa. WHAT: Launch of U.S. Embassy-commissioned report Heading North, by Universities Canada WHERE: Governor
Two Canadian experts in digital governance will visit Washington, D.C., and other U.S. cities from October 22 to November 5, along with 23 other participants from around the world, in an International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP).
“The world came together today in yet another milestone on the path toward a safer, more sustainable future.”
“I was deeply saddened to learn today of the tragic death of Jim Prentice, former Premier of Alberta and federal cabinet minister.”
Beginning November 1, 2016, applicants for U.S. passports and visas must remove their glasses for their application photos.
On October 12, 2016, the Public Affairs and Consular Sections of the U.S. Consulate General in Toronto hosted a live Facebook chat on U.S. student visas. The chat started with a short video presentation by Consular Officers Amelia VanderLaan and Ann Marie Warmenhoven followed by a Q&A session. During the chat, the officers shared information on how to apply for
“While our engagement has yet to produce a new agreement, our governments will continue negotiations though the standstill period has expired.”
“On International Day of the Girl, we recognize our obligation to lift up women and girls at home and abroad and to build a world where all girls feel safe and empowered in their classrooms, their communities, and their homes.”
University of Windsor’s newspaper “The Lance” covered the U.S. Consulate Toronto’s presentation on U.S. visas for students at the university. The majority of the students who attended the presentation were international students from India and China, with others from countries like Nepal, Saudi Arabia and Iran to name a few. Some students were present on the pretense of just getting
U.S. Special Presidential Envoy Brett McGurk visited Ottawa today for a series of high-level meetings with Canadian officials including Foreign Minister Stéphane Dion, Defense Minister Harjit Sajjan, and Chief of Defense Staff General Jonathan Vance
“I think of Anne Chu’s work as a metaphorical bridge, connecting the ordinary and the fantastical, old world traditions and new, but also as a bridge between places.”
“Today the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) adopted an unprecedented global market-based measure (MBM) that puts the international aviation industry on a path toward sustainable, carbon-neutral growth. It builds on over a decade of work by the United States and other ICAO Member States to reduce international aviation emissions by developing new technologies, improved operations, and sustainable alternative fuels. It
Vancouver Island University is among the eight new Higher Education Partnerships being funded by the 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund.
On October 5, 2016, representatives from the U.S. Consulate General in Toronto attended the opening reception for the Sheila Hicks Exhibition, entitled “Sheila Hicks: Material Voices,” at the Textile Museum of Canada (“TMC”). The exhibition was supported by the Consulate in Toronto through the PD grant program. The reception was followed by a VIP preview for program partners, special guests,
American film expert Claire Aguilar will visit Iqaluit from October 5 to October 7 to participate in a program of peer-to-peer engagement and cultural diplomacy through film.
Today, the world meets the moment. And if we follow through on the commitments that this agreement embodies, history may well judge it as a turning point for our planet.
“Today, less than six months later, enough countries – representing enough of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions – have submitted their instruments to formally join. The Paris Agreement will enter into force in 30 days.”
“On October 6, I will be pleased to join Environment Minister Catherine McKenna at the Great Lakes Public Forum in Toronto.”
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is reminding travelers planning trips across the border into the United States this holiday weekend to plan ahead and anticipate increased traffic volumes.
As part of the Mission’s Absentee Voter Week, the U.S. Consulate Toronto’s Consular and Public Affairs Sections jointly held an Absentee Voter Registration Open House on September 28, 2016. Consular Officers answered questions about receiving an absentee ballot overseas and assisted the U.S. citizens in the absentee voter registration process. Consular Chief Scott Renner was interviewed by CBC and the
On October 1-2, 2016, alumni from the Killam and Fulbright Programs joined representatives from the Consular and Public Affairs Sections of the U.S. Consulate General in Toronto at the Study Abroad Expo at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. The team spoke to hundreds of students who were thinking of studying abroad in the USA. High numbers of students visited the
Published September 27, 2016 Vicki Heyman: Lornado’s Lasting Legacy Laura Robin, Ottawa Citizen It’s the hottest part of the afternoon on one of the hottest days of the summer, well over 40 C with the humidity. Vicki Heyman has a miserable head cold that she picked up during two weeks of appointment-packed travel in the North with her husband, U.S. Ambassador
“To honor the memories of those who have lost their lives to breast cancer, recognize the resilience of breast cancer survivors, and increase public awareness of what we can do to combat the disease, the United States Embassy in Ottawa will be lit in pink each night during the month of October.”
On Thursday, September 29, 2016, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (Wilson Center) will host the first-ever Stakeholder Dialogue on North American Competitiveness.
“Together, we have already made progress that we can build upon to make invaluable and never-before possible contributions to Arctic science.”
On Monday, September 26, two former Congressmen, Republican U.S. Representative Steve Kuykendall from California and Democratic U.S. Congressional Representative Martin Lancaster from North Carolina, visited and spoke at three educational institutions in Toronto — Glendon College and McLaughlin College at York University, and the University of Toronto. The speaker series was part of a program sponsored by the U.S. State Department, the
On Saturday, September 24 and 25, 2016, representatives from the Killam and Fulbright Programs, and Consular and Public Affairs Sections of the U.S. Consulate General in Toronto spoke to hundreds of students who were thinking of studying abroad in the USA at the Go Global Expo at Ryerson University. High numbers of students visited the booth who were interested in
Today U.S. Ambassador to Canada Bruce Heyman participated in a cooking demonstration at Algonquin College’s School of Hospitality and Tourism.
On September 21, 2016 Consular Officer Amelia Vanderlaan, Media Specialist Madina Turdieva, and Senior NIV LES Althea Brathwaite, traveled to Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario. They presented to students at Trent University on what students should know when applying for a U.S. visa at the U.S. Consulate in Toronto. The trip included a consular outreach presentation to an audience of
“This memorandum establishes a framework and directs Federal depar