Halifax Branch
Email: halifax@thecic.org
Phone: 902-495-8489
Since its formation in 1931 (as a branch of the Canadian Institute of International Affairs ), the Halifax branch of today’s Canadian International Council has actively served to connect our local population with issues of the world –and with knowledge of Canada’s role in the world community. The Halifax Branch is one of the Canadian International Council’s 15 volunteer-run branches, which, together, hold over 100 events nationally on a wide variety of topics that can range in format from casual Politics at the Pub discussions to expert panels and formal conferences.

With a very knowledgeable and engaged group of academic, business and community members who share an interest in foreign affairs, international business and trade, and Canada’s role in the world, branch activities provide a unique networking opportunity for those who are in Halifax but who have their eyes on issues overseas. The Branch enjoys a partnership with Dalhousie’s Centre for the Study of Security and Development.

We also actively seek to establish relationships with other organizations and institutions in Halifax that share our interest in international affairs. Through these efforts, we have been able to develop stronger programs and extend our reach to include more of the community at large.

The Halifax branch is fortunate to have an enthusiastic group of Executive members who volunteer their time and expertise to organize events and ensure the success of the branch.

We welcome new members, partnership opportunities and ideas to enliven our speakers’ program or to help us to engage the wider public.

Branch Executive Leadership
Valerie Bachynsky
Kenzie MacKinnon 
Jesslyn MacKinnon

Program Co-Chairs
Scott Burbidge
Gary Logan

Past President
Paul Bennett
Outreach Coordinator
Kevin Deveaux

Communications Director
Courtney Heisler
Tanya Lush

Glenn Davidson
Colin Dodds
Christine Yang
Chris Stover

Bernard Smith
Pete Day 

Strategic Planning
Norma MacIsaac

Liaison – Centre for the Study of Security & Development
Brian Bow