Saskatoon Branch



Phone:+1- (306) 385-9442


Since its formation in 1932, the Saskatoon branch of the Canadian International Council (CIC-Saskatoon) has actively served to connect our local populations with issues of the world –and with knowledge of Canada’s role in the world community. CIC-Saskatoon has a diverse and enthusiastic group of members who share a strong interest in foreign affairs, international business and trade. Our roster of branch members have included current and past university presidents, cabinet ministers, foreign policy practitioners and engaged citizens.


During non-COVID times, CIC-Saskatoon hosts some 15 events locally during our programming year of September to June. Currently, in these times of lockdown we serve as an aggregator, providing you with the means to attend via your computer virtual events that are taking place all aound the country in the name of CIC. Our events include single speaker keynote addresses, expert panel events, intimate and interactive Politics in the Pub events, and information sessions geared 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 segment and an informal post-gathering, providing an opportunity for further education and excitement and to network.

Branch Executive Leadership

Dan Sutherland

James Wood

Past President
Anton Canitz


Hans Michelmann
Reita Palmer

Anton Canitz
Dr. Kirsten Fisher
Martin Gaal
Leslee Mann
Dan Sutherland
Upcoming Events


A number of events have come up this week, and I want to share them with you in case these interest you and you have the time available:

[1] Wednesday, June 26: Global Connections – Carol Henry on “Pulse Food Systems Solutions: A Strategy for enhanced food security, women empowerment and Dietary lifestyle behaviours”

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm (networking at 5:00 pm; speaker begins at 5:30 pm)
Back room of Amigos Cantina, 806 Dufferin Ave

  • CIC-Saskatoon will be hosting the next few Saskatoon-based Global Connections Networking Events sponsored by the Saskatchewan Council for International Cooperation. At each of these events, all people with international interest come to the back room of Amigos, where we hear from an international speaker at 5:30 pm. The event starts at 5:00 pm, so use this as an opportunity to gather with new friends and old, have some eats and drinks and conversation, and learn more about someone who is helping Canada achieve the Sustainable Development Goals set out by the United Nations. Our guest this day is our longtime friend Carol Henry, International Authority on Food Security, Agrifood Systems, and Transforming Nutritional Heath Worldwide. Dr. Henry is in high demand as a speaker and as an go-to expert on all topics related to community-engaged research, international development, and teaching and learning.

    More information to follow.


    [2] Wednesday, July 3: Join us for the Annual Branch Meeting of Members of CIC-Saskatoon, with featured speaker Alex Camilo Duran Montano
    5:00 pm – 8:00 pm (annual branch meeting begins at 5:30 pm; networking at 6:30 pm; speaker begins at 7 pm)
    Back room of Amigos Cantina, 806 Dufferin Ave

    As part of our obligation to you, the member, CIC-Saskatoon holds the annual branch meeting of members (other organizations call it the AGM). This is your best opportunity to ask questions about past performance of the executive and the future direction of the local branch as we celebrate our successes over the past year. This is also your opportunity to help choose the executive for the upcoming year. This is also a great event to hear some hot-off-the-presses international research from one of our best new researchers.

    Please consider adding this event to that already busy Canada Day – Independence Day week. More information to follow.

  • And we’re following up on a number of other speaker possibilities for the time from now until June 11. If you have any leads on potential speakers on international topics, please reach out to me (at, and we’ll work to fit them in.

But, other than that….

Keep watching this space for upcoming events.