100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund Announces New Grant-Winning Institutions

May 29, 2018 For Immediate Release Santander Bank-Sponsored Grant Competition Funds Wilfrid Laurier University’s Indigenous Mobility and Curriculum across Borders exchange program with U.S. counterparts The U.S. Department of State, Partners of the Americas, and NAFSA: Association of International Educators announce the latest Innovation Fund grant winning teams sponsored by Santander Bank in this hemispheric-wide ...
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Security Alert – U. S. Consulate General Toronto, Canada (May 11, 2018)

Security Alert – U. S. Consulate General Toronto, Canada May 11, 2018 Location:  Canada, countrywide Event:  The U.S. government remains concerned that terrorists are intent on targeting U.S. citizens, including children.  Terrorists may employ a variety of tactics, such as violent assaults and kidnappings.  In the past they have used knives, guns, and vehicles as ramming devices.  ...
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Press Availability by Acting Secretary Sullivan in Toronto, Canada

Press Availability John J. Sullivan Acting Secretary of State Toronto, Canada April 23, 2018 ACTING SECRETARY SULLIVAN: Good afternoon, everyone. It’s a pleasure to be here in Toronto for the G7 ministerial meeting. Toronto is a beautiful city (inaudible) and lovely weather, beautiful facilities here at the university. Very grateful for our hosts here. The Government of ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Craft at the Empire Club of Canada

April 4, 2018 Remarks delivered by U.S. Ambassador to Canada Kelly Craft at the Empire Club luncheon in Toronto As Prepared for Delivery Thank you. As I look out into this audience I would be remiss not to note one of your great figures is missing — Peter Munk is not among us today.  His ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens in Toronto:  Planned Demonstration December 9 and 10, 2017

United States Consulate General, Toronto Security Message for U.S. Citizens:  Planned Demonstration December 8, 2017 The U.S. Consulate General in Toronto informs U.S. citizens of demonstrations near the U.S. Consulate on December 9 and 10, 2017, from approximately 1:00pm.  Local authorities are aware of the demonstrations and will be on site. Even demonstrations intended to ...
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Toronto Consulate Hosts Allies Against Human Trafficking Webchat

Human trafficking continues to be an under-reported crime that knows no borders and affects all countries including the United States and Canada, with over 24 million victims. In recent years, the private sector has joined government efforts to identify and combat human trafficking, or modern slavery.  Growing awareness within the tourism, transportation, financial and technology ...
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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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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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Arctic Speaker Dr. Michael Sfraga Meets his Canadian Counterparts in Toronto and Waterloo

On July 25-26, 2017, the U.S. Consulate General in Toronto hosted Dr. Michael Sfraga, Director of the Polar Initiative at the Woodrow Wilson Center, as part of the U.S. Department of State’s Speaker Program. During his visit, Dr. Sfraga met with Canadian counterparts to discuss a variety of issues related to the Arctic and to ...
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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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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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Toronto Hosts U.S. and Canadian Academic Institutions Cross-border Collaboration Meeting

On June 23rd, the U.S. Consulate General in Toronto organized a day-long collaboration meeting for 40 U.S. and Canada academic representatives. The event was hosted by McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. The idea for this meeting was developed in partnership with Scott Clerk (University of Ontario Institute of Technology) and Ni Jadon (McMaster University) who ...
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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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Chargé d’Affaires Elizabeth Aubin delivers remarks at the SEUS-CP conference

This year’s successful 10th anniversary Southeastern United States-Canadian Provinces (SEUS-CP) annual conference was hosted in Toronto by the Ontario Government on June 4-6. Chargé d’Affaires Elizabeth Aubin delivered remarks at the conference and participated in several meetings, including meetings with Agriculture Secretary Perdue, Canadian Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay and Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne. The conference focused ...
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Toronto Consulate Launches U.S.-Canada Toronto Alumni Advisory Council

As part of U.S. Consulate General Toronto’s ongoing efforts to expand engagement with Department of State exchange alumni, the Consulate launched the U.S. – Canada Toronto Alumni Advisory Council at the Consul General Juan Alsace’s residence on June 2, 2017. Comprising 12 alumni in total, the Council includes former participants from the International Visitor Leadership ...
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CBP Offers Tips to Expedite Cross-Border Travel during Busy Easter Weekend

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is reminding travelers that there will be increased traffic volumes associated with Good Friday and Easter weekend beginning April 14; however there are a number of tips to help expedite cross-border travel.
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Consulate Toronto Speaker Bureau visits area schools

The U.S. Consulate Toronto’s Speakers Bureau Program continues to serve as an effective platform which allows the U.S. diplomats to engage high-school students in Ontario in discussions. During the visits, the themes of speeches and presentations vary from American culture, sports, history to economics, foreign policy and international relations as well as mutual values and ...
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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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Security Message for U.S. Citizens in Toronto: Planned Demonstration

The U.S. Consulate General Toronto informs U.S. citizens that due to a protest at the Consulate General on Monday January 30, 2017, it will have limited operations and there will be no Visa or American Citizen Services appointments on January 30, 2017.
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PTSD Speaker Dr. Hayden Duggan in Toronto

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. ...
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Toronto Consulate Celebrates International Education Week

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 ...
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Toronto Consulate Hosts 2016 United States Election Watch Event

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, ...
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Consulate Toronto Sponsors Political Advertisement Program

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 ...
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EducationUSA at Toronto’s Father John Redmond Secondary School

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 ...
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Facebook Chat on U.S. Student Visas

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 ...
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University of Windsor Newspaper Interviews Toronto Consular Officer

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 ...
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Sheila Hicks Exhibition Opening in Toronto

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 ...
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Consulate Toronto Hosts Absentee Voter Registration Open House

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 ...
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Consulate Toronto Participates in Study Abroad Expo

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 ...
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Congress to Campus Program Addresses U.S. Presidential Election in Toronto

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 ...
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Consulate Toronto Participates in Go Global Expo

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 ...
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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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Consulate Toronto Fall Student Outreach Launches At Trent University

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 ...
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Consulate Toronto Sponsors Brilliant Science Program at ROM

The U.S. Consulate General in Toronto sponsored the Royal Ontario Museum’s (ROM) Family Fundays event on September 17-18, 2016 which was attended by more than 8,500 people. The program titled “Brilliant Science” was part of the educational programming related to the Dale Chihuly Exhibition at the ROM from June 24, 2016 to January 2, 2017. ...
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Utah Governor Gary Herbert Visits Toronto

Utah Governor Gary Herbert visited Toronto as the head of a 40-person business development delegation with the objective of promoting his state’s travel, trade and investment with Canada. During his time in Canada, the Governor met with Ambassador Bruce Heyman, followed by a lunch at which Ambassador Heyman delivered welcome remarks and the Utah trade ...
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Creating Cultural Understanding and Cooperation at TIFF Cocktail Reception

On the evening of September 13th, Ambassador Bruce Heyman and his wife, Vicki, co-hosted a reception with Consul General Juan Alsace and his wife Nancy for 200 guests in honor of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) at the Consul General’s residence. This fourth annual TIFF reception provided networking opportunities between U.S. and Canadian entertainment ...
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Inside the Issues Interviews Acting Special Representative Thomas Debass

Acting Special Representative for Global Partnerships Thomas Debass visited Waterloo on August 30, 2016 to meet with the tech and innovation community as well as to visit the educational institutions. As part of his visit, he was interviewed by Inside the Issues Podcast at the Center for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) and discussed Diplomacy Lab ...
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Toronto CG Visits Northern Ontario

Consul General Juan Alsace was interviewed by daily newspapers The Sudbury Star and The North Bay Nugget during a recent visit to Sudbury and North Bay. The Consul General informed the readers about his meetings with business, law enforcement, and various government representatives as well as academic institutions that are key to U.S.- Canadian bilateral relations in the area. The Consul General ...
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Toronto Hosts U.S. Academic Exchanges Speaker Christa Olsen

On August 18-19, 2016, the U.S. Consulate General in Toronto hosted a two-day U.S./Canada academic exchanges program with U.S. speaker expert Dr. Christa Olson as part of the Consulate’s academic exchanges working group focused on increasing student mobility. PAS Toronto also arranged two separate meetings with Ontario Universities International and the Council Of Ministers Of ...
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Consulate Toronto Supports Theaster Gates Exhibition at AGO

The U.S. Consulate Toronto is supporting the public programming of the Theaster Gates exhibition which opened on July 21, 2016 at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) with a lecture by the artist to a standing room only audience. “Theaster Gates: How to Build a House Museum” will run from July 21, 2016 to Oct. ...
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Security in Advance at Pearson International Airport

United States Ambassador to Canada Bruce Heyman and U.S. Customs and Border Protection Director of the Preclearance Field Office Randy Howe helped celebrate the completion of a two-year collaborative Security in Advance (SIA) project at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport on Tuesday, July 19, 2016 in a ribbon cutting ceremony. The SIA project was developed and ...
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Canadians Travel to United States for Program on Anti-Radicalization and Countering Violent Extremism among Youth

Canadian community leaders will visit Washington, D.C., and other U.S. cities from July 18 to August 5 as participants in an International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP).
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Toronto Celebrates America’s 240th Independence Day

The U.S. Consulate General in Toronto celebrated the United States of America’s 240th Independence Day on July 6, 2016 at Toronto’s community cultural institution Wychwood Barns. This year the Consulate’s annual Fourth of July celebration also commemorated the National Park Service’s 100 Year Anniversary, which commences a second century of stewardship of America’s 407 national ...
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2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit Delegates from Canada

The Embassy of the United States in Ottawa announces that 12 Canadian participants have been selected as delegates to the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), which will take place June 22-24, 2016 in Palo Alto, California.
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Toronto Consulate General Hosts Ethnic Media Briefing and Tour

The U.S. Consulate General Toronto hosted 7 ethnic media outlets to visit its Consular Section for a tour and briefing on Thursday, June 9, 2016. The group was composed of print, online, and broadcast media that provide services to targeted ethnic populations residing in Canada from China, India, Pakistan, Iran, and Russia. Consul General Juan ...
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CBP Announces a New Payment Option for Commercial Truck User Fee

U.S. Customs and Border Protection began a pilot program at the Buffalo, Detroit and El Paso ports of entry this month allowing commercial trucks to prepay the single-crossing user fee online prior to arrival at a port of entry.
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Consulate General Toronto Supports 150th Anniversary of Battle of Ridgeway History Conference

On June 2, Consul General Juan Alsace and Toronto’s Public Affairs Section attended the Fenian Raids Historical Conference in Fort Erie, Ontario to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Ridgeway. Organized by the Ridgeway Reads Literary Society, the conference gathered distinguished guests and authors from Canada, Ireland, and the United States to discuss ...
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Canadians Travel to United States for Program on Educational Exchanges

Senior administrators from Canadian universities and colleges will visit Washington, D.C., and other U.S. cities from June 5 to June 15 as participants in an International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP). They will have the opportunity to learn strategies for expanding international student exchange programs and strengthen professional coordination with academic administrators in the United States. ...
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U.S., Canada Target Reductions in Chemicals on New Binational List to Reduce Public Health Risk

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy and Canada's Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna today announced that Canada and the U.S. have agreed to target reductions of eight chemicals.
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Toronto Consulate Honors American Filmmakers at Hot Docs Reception

On May 3rd, the U.S. Consulate in Toronto along with Ambassador Heyman, Mrs. Heyman and the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Film Festival hosted a cocktail reception in honor of American filmmakers and directors present for this year’s 10 day festival. Hot Docs, which organizes North America’s largest documentary festival in Toronto every year, welcomed ...
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Ambassador Heyman Attends Symposium Featuring Leslie Hewitt

On May 1st, Ambassador Heyman and Mrs. Vicki Heyman attended a symposium featuring New York-based artist, Leslie Hewitt. Held at the Harbourfront Center in Toronto and programmed by The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, this one-day symposium gathered artists, curators and writers who presented theoretical and practice-led perspectives on the topic of “still and moving ...
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Toronto Supports Education USA at U.S. College Expo

On April 30, Cultural Assistant Claudia Valladolid, EducationUSA Advisor Jenika Heim, and two members of the Toronto Consular team, represented Education USA at the U.S. College Expo at the Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto. The U.S. College Expo is Canada’s largest U.S-specific university fair with universities and college representatives from more than 70 institutions. The ...
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Toronto Public Affairs Section Visits Peterborough to Meet with Contacts

On April 28, Public Affairs Section (PAS) conducted the Consulate’s first ever outreach trip to Peterborough, Ontario. Peterborough is modest-sized city in Central Ontario of 80,000 people, and the regional business, education, cultural, and health care hub. To create a strong foundation for the Consulate’s relationship, PAS visited a broad range of organizations in the ...
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Toronto Produces Live Facebook Chat on Student Visas

Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Consulate General Toronto held a second #AsktheUSConsul Facebook Chat focused on student visas on April 27, 2016. This activity supports the outreach plan of the Consular Section which a main component focuses on student visas, nearly 25 percent of all visa applicants in Toronto. During this chat, PAS ...
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Assistant Secretary Kumar Highlights Select USA with Toronto Media

Assistant Secretary for Global Markets, Arun Kumar, gave media interviews while in Toronto attending the Great Lakes Forum on April 25, 2016. Kumar first spoke to Rita Trichur of the Wall Street Journal Canada discussing his presentation at the forum and the importance of the U.S.-Canada bilateral trade relationship. He also mentioned several commercial engagement ...
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Ambassador Heyman at the Great Lakes Economic Forum

"Whether we are working jointly to ensure the environmental health of the region, cooperating to expedite the safe and efficient transport of goods and services across our shared border, or developing innovative approaches to the challenges of our time, the Great Lakes region will continue to play a central role in U.S. and Canadian prosperity."
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2016 Fishackathon Toronto: A Success in Developing Technological Solutions to Protect Fisheries

On April 22, Consul General Juan Alsace delivered opening remarks at Ripley’s Aquarium in Toronto to officially launch Fishackathon 2016 Toronto. This three-day event was hosted by the Consulate General Toronto, in partnership with the U.S. Secretary’s Office of Global Partnerships, PortsToronto, IBM, Coca Cola, the City of Toronto, the Ontario Ministry of the Environment ...
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Toronto Consul General Speaks at Buffalo Club

On April 21st, Consul General Juan Alsace visited Buffalo, New York to deliver a speech at the Upstate New York Cross-Border Reception, hosted at the Buffalo Club. The event was co-sponsored by the Upstate New York Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the Buffalo Niagara Enterprise, the Buffalo World Trade Association, and the Returned ...
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Toronto Inaugurates Speakers Bureau at Chinguacousy Secondary School

As a part of the Consulate’s Speakers Bureau Program, Vice Consul Amelia VanderLaan gave a presentation to 11th grade International Business students at Chinguacousy Secondary School in Brampton, Ontario on April 21, 2016. The school is part of the Peel School District and is ethnically and socio-economically diverse. VanderLaan’s PowerPoint presentation focused on an overview ...
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Toronto Speakers Bureau Presents at Humberview Secondary School

Vice Consul Shannon Petry spoke to a American History class of Grade 11 students at Humberview Secondary School in Bolton, Ontario on April 18, 2016 as part of Toronto’s Speakers Bureau Program. Humberview, part of the Peel School District, is a regional school, with students attending the gifted and talented, french immersion, vocational, and advanced ...
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Toronto Speakers Bureau Presents at Robert Bateman Secondary School

As a part of the Toronto Consulate’s Speakers Bureau Program, Management Officer Lisa Liao gave a presentation to International Baccalaureate (IB) students at Robert Bateman Secondary School in Burlington, Ontario on April 12, 2016. Robert Bateman Secondary School has an academically diverse student body and is a smaller school of 800 students in the Halton ...
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Toronto Speakers Bureau Presents at Bramlea Secondary School

On April 8th, 2016, Vice-Consul Gloria Chou participated in an outreach event with Bramlea Secondary School in Brampton, Ontario, as a part of the U.S. Consulate Toronto’s Speakers Bureau Program. During this visit, Gloria presented on the topic of technology and diplomacy in the 21st century, and engaged in a lively discussion with the diverse ...
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Toronto’s Speakers Bureau Pilots at Stephen Lewis Secondary School in Mississauga

Toronto Vice Consul Matthew Scranton spoke at Stephen Lewis Secondary School in Mississauga, Ontario to a class of high-school students who are interested in U.S. diplomacy and international relations on April 6, 2016. Named for a famous Canadian Diplomat to UNICEF and Special Envoy on HIV/AIDS, Stephen Lewis is part of Peel School. Senior level ...
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Toronto Consul General Meets with Ontario Legislature Interns

On April 1, 2016, Toronto Consul General Juan Alsace hosted Ontario Legislature Internship Program (OLIP) interns for a meeting and discussion on U.S. politics, the U.S. elections and the Consul General’s experience as a diplomat. This meeting was requested in preparation of the intern’s trip to the State Legislature in Columbus, Ohio which took place ...
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Canadians Travel to United States for Program on Women in STEM Professions

Canadian experts in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) will visit Washington, D.C., and other U.S. cities from March 21-29 as participants in an International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP). They will have the opportunity to learn about U.S. policy initiatives and programs to strengthen STEM education and career paths among women, particularly in under-served and ...
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EPA Announces $1 Million in Pollution Prevention Funding for Great Lakes States

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is announcing approximately $1 million in funding to support pollution prevention work in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin.
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Canadians Travel to United States for Program on Anti-Radicalization and Combating Violent Extremism

Canadian experts who work on countering violent extremism among youth will visit Washington, D.C., and other U.S. cities from March 7-25 as participants in an International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP).
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US, Canada Aim to Improve Lake Erie Water Quality

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy and Canada's Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna today announced that Canada and the U.S. have adopted targets to reduce phosphorus entering affected areas of Lake Erie by 40 percent.
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Toronto Gives Back: NBA Cares All-Star Day of Service

Toronto Consul General Juan Alsace, Vicki Heyman (spouse of United States Ambassador to Canada Bruce Heyman) and staff from US Consulate Toronto joined basketball stars Isaiah Austin, Ron Harper, Detlef Schrempf and nearly 1,000 members of the NBA family in an NBA Cares service event during the NBA All-Star Weekend in Toronto.
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Collective Stance Exhibition by New York-Based Artist Opens in Toronto

The "Collective Stance" exhibition by New York-based artist Leslie Hewitt, featuring her collaboration with renowned cinematographer Bradford Young, opened on Friday, January 29, 2016 at The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery in Toronto.
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Embassy and Consulates to Mark Black History Month Through the Arts

The Embassy of the United States and its Consulates across Canada are preparing to commemorate Black History Month through a series of events that will use the arts to encourage understanding and discussion. The premier event will be an exhibit of paintings by the Florida Highwaymen at Ottawa’s SAW Gallery. The exhibit, curated by Guy ...
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SelectUSA’s First-Ever Canada Conference

Republished from blog.trade.gov . Trade and investment are a crucial part of the United States’ global agenda. That’s been one of President Obama’s core messages from the beginning of his time in office, and it’s been the driving force behind many of his major international initiatives. It’s why he, along with Secretary of State John Kerry ...
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Public Affairs Officer Hilary Renner Talks Cultural Diplomacy’s Role

During her visit to Waterloo, Ontario on December 4, 2014, PAO Hilary Renner was interviewed by ‘Inside The Issues’ podcast of The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI). During this  podcas t, Hilary spoke about cultural diplomacy’s role in foreign relations, some of the new initiatives such as 100,000 Strong in the Americas and many others. ...
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Consul General Alsace Speaks at Anti-Counterfeiting Conference

On December 2, 2015, Consul General Juan Alsace provided the keynote address at Toronto's 20th Annual Fraud and Anti-Counterfeiting Conference on the importance of intellectual property rights and laws in fostering continued economic growth and innovation in both the United States and Canada.
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Toronto Hosts First Edition of SelectUSA Canada Conference

The first edition of the SelectUSA Canada Conference, themed “Expanding for Growth,” took place in Toronto on Tuesday, November 17, 2015. Building on the success of the SelectUSA Investment Summit in Washington, D.C. last March, this conference was designed for Canadian companies of all kinds, from start-ups to well-established manufacturers, from a broad range of ...
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Ambassador Heyman Delivers Closing Address at Thomson Reuters Financial & Risk Summit

Ambassador Bruce Heyman delivered the closing address to over 400 financial service professionals at the annual Thomson Reuters Financial and Risk Summit in Toronto on November 23, 2015. Summit participants included Maureen Jensen, Executive Director of the Ontario Securities Commission and Janet Ecker, former Ontario Finance Minister and Executive Director of the Toronto Financial Services ...
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Ambassador Bruce Heyman Addresses the Second Annual U.S. Thanksgiving Dinner Participants

United States Ambassador to Canada Bruce Heyman gave the keynote address at the Second Annual U.S. Thanksgiving Dinner of The American Chamber of Commerce in Canada. Approximately 100 guests, including business leaders and U.S. Economic Development Organizations (EDO) representatives, attended the dinner on November 16, 2015. “We share the world’s largest trading relationship,” Ambassador Heyman ...
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