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Envoy’s Album – Summer 2019

| July 6, 2019 | 0 Comments
Envoy’s Album – Summer 2019

                                                               

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New Arrivals – Summer 2019

| July 6, 2019 | 0 Comments
New Arrivals – Summer 2019

Nasise Challi Jira Ambassador of Ethiopia Ambassador Jira began her career as a lecturer at universities in Ethiopia, including Jimma University, St. Mary’s University College and Adama Science and Technology University. She then went to work as director of the directorate of protocol and public relations in the president’s office of Oromia National Regional Government. […]

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Travelling North America on a budget

| July 6, 2019 | 0 Comments
Travelling North America on a budget

We can’t always afford a big fancy vacation, but still want a nice holiday. Here are a few travel suggestions in North America for the budget-conscious. Wilderness wonder Camping is the obvious choice for an economical vacation. Expensive equipment is unnecessary, much can be improvised, and you can rent what you don’t have or can’t […]

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Kosovo: A thriving economic success story

| July 6, 2019 | 0 Comments
Kosovo: A thriving economic success story

Exactly 20 years ago, Kosovo started building from the ashes of war. With the help of friends such as Canada, the nearly wiped-out country flourished into a free, multi-ethnic, dynamic democracy. This year, we mark several important anniversaries for Kosovo in Canada, and it’s a great time to highlight the role that Canada played in […]

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HOMSA provides dignity to aboriginal school children

| July 5, 2019 | 0 Comments
HOMSA provides dignity to aboriginal school children

When you can give a deeply impoverished child all the things she needs to feel as though she fits in at the start of a new school year, you’ve given her the dignity to thrive. That’s what the Asia-Pacific division of the Heads of Mission Spouses Association did for upwards of 200 children who are […]

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The refugee crisis: ‘[We should] stabilize the hotspots so people can go back to their homes’

| July 5, 2019 | 0 Comments
The refugee crisis: ‘[We should] stabilize the hotspots so people can go back to their homes’

Ratna Omidvar came to Canada from Iran in 1981 and her own experiences of displacement, integration and citizen engagement have inspired her work in Canada. She was appointed by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in April 2016 as an independent senator representing Ontario. Prior to her appointment, Omidvar was the founding executive director of the think-tank […]

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Envoy’s Album – Spring 2019

| April 1, 2019 | 0 Comments
Envoy’s Album – Spring 2019

                                                               

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New Arrivals – Spring 2019

| April 1, 2019 | 0 Comments
New Arrivals – Spring 2019

New arrivals Federico-Eduardo Hoyos-Salazar Ambassador of Colombia Prior to being posted to Canada, Ambassador Hoyos-Salazar was a house representative for Antioquia in Colombia’s Congress. He was elected for a four-year term in 2014 and was a member of the Second Constitutional Commission in charge of security and defence, foreign affairs and foreign trade. Between 2010 […]

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| April 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

Over its 50-year history, Friends of the National Arts Centre Orchestra (FNACO) has raised thousands of dollars for music education for students. But it couldn’t do what it does without the help of dedicated diplomats. FNACO launched in 1969, at the same time as the National Arts Centre opened its doors. Then, the organization’s mission […]

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‘Canadians need to think about being in China. It’s always been risky and this is a reminder to them.’

| April 1, 2019 | 0 Comments
‘Canadians need to think about being in China. It’s always been risky and this is a reminder to them.’

David Mulroney is a career diplomat who finished his career as Canada’s ambassador to China between 2009 and 2012. Using expertise he gleaned there, he penned the book Middle Power, Middle Kingdom: What Canadians Need to Know about China in the 21st Century. Prior to his posting in Beijing, he was deputy minister responsible for […]

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