The Toronto branch has a diverse and enthusiastic group of members who share a strong interest in foreign affairs, international business and trade, and Canada’s role in the world community. We hold approximately 12 to 15 events during our programming year of September to June – in addition to our annual Winter and Summer social gatherings. Our events include single speaker keynote addresses, expert panel events, occasional conferences on a major international theme and training programs to young professionals interested in a career in international affairs.
Speakers at our events have included Ambassadors and Consuls General, Government ministers and officials, international trade experts, prominent academics and representatives of international development agencies. All of our events include a question and answer period and reception, providing an opportunity for those attending to ask questions and to network.
One of the goals of the Toronto branch has been to establish relationships with other organizations and institutions in Toronto sharing our interest in international affairs. Through these efforts, we have been able to reach a more diverse range of people in the Toronto community.
The Toronto branch is fortunate to have an enthusiastic group of Executive members who volunteer their time and expertise in organizing events and ensuring the success of the branch. We are always looking for support in developing event ideas and engaging members, as well as individuals interested in working with the Executive to organize an approved event. Our goal is to broaden the range of public policy discussion forums for our members and the Toronto community at large.
Branch Executive Leadership
Members at Large
Renee van Kessel
Featured Photo: CIC members attend keynote by Jeremy Kinsman, Head of the Council for the Community of Democracies & former Canadian Ambassador to Russia, Italy, UK, and EU. CIC Toronto/Mark Moken Photography