Winnipeg Branch


Phone: +1-(204) 996-3422

Mailing Address

637 Niagara St
Winnipeg, MB R3N 0V0


The Winnipeg Branch was originally formed as a Branch of the Canadian Institute of International Affairs (CIIA) from three local groups known as the Canadian League. The Winnipeg Branch, the largest of the original 1928 branches, was one of the most active branches during the 1930s. In 1935 the Winnipeg Branch began sponsoring popular radio broadcasts on international affairs. John W. Dafoe, editor of the Winnipeg Free Press, contributed greatly to the growth and success of the Branch, first becoming vice-president and later president of the CIIA.

In 2008, a group of individuals associated with Winnipeg’s business, academic and military constituencies came together to reestablish the Winnipeg Branch. The Branch was formally reestablished at a General Meeting on November 19, 2008, becoming the first Branch created under the new Canadian International Council (CIC).

Branch Executive Leadership

Brad Kirbyson

Ken Bridges

Stephen Barber

Danielle Cherpako

Past President
Nicholas Hirst

Program Chair
Robert Nash

Diego Chacon

University Faculty Advisors
Dr. Kristi Kenyon (University of Winnipeg)
Dr. Mamadou Ka (Universite de Saint-Boniface)
Dr. Jonathan Sears (Canadian Mennonite University)

University Student Representatives
Emmanuel Allieu (University of Winnipeg)
Nathan Dueck (Canadian Mennonite University)
Anthony Wightman (University of Manitoba)

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