The Canadian International Council (CIC) is Canada’s foreign relations council. It is an independent, member-based council established to strengthen Canada’s role in global affairs. Our 15-nationwide branches hold over 100 events a year to engage the public with international issues. The CIC is generously supported by a network of Canadian business leaders from all economic sectors. Our corporate sponsors recognize that the CIC’s mission to advance Canadian global engagement and to generate innovative policy ideas aligns with their agendas for strategic and sustainable growth. The CIC is further supported by a large constituency of Canadians who believe that Canada’s foreign policy directly impacts the lives and prosperity of its citizens. The CIC’s digital media platform, OpenCanada.org, is Canada’s hub for international affairs, linking our stakeholders in Canada and beyond.