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

Branch Executive Ex Officio

Anton Canitz

Michael Blain

Past President
Lorna Callbeck-Cross


Hans Michelmann
Reita Palmer

Dan Sutherland
Dr. Kirsten Fisher
Martin Gaal
open position
Dan Sutherland
Upcoming Events


Join us for the following:

[1] Wednesday, January 11, 6pm (note: dinner at 8pm), Saskatoon Club – join us as Dr. Daniel Westlake speaks to us on a topic of domestic policy – Fighting over the Left: Competition Between the Federal Liberal Party and NDP in Comparative Perspective.


I hope your time permits you to consider attending this event. This topic intrigued us when it was first presented to us, and it is the direct research of one of our local experts, which is why we’ve added it to our schedule.


The times have been switched around from our classic events. Doors will open at 5:30 pm, with the presentation beginning at 6:00 pm. We will have a dinner associated with the event, but it will be after the presentation, at 8:00 pm.


I hope you can make it to the event. More information is available at the Eventbrite site,



[2] Wednesday, January 25, 6pm (no dinner), Saskatoon Club – CIC continues its Salon series as we host Dr. Jim Handy, who will speak to us on his research into the surprising and turbulent early years of the influential publication the Economist in a presentation entitled “Nothing But Pure Principles: Famine, Slavery and Empire in the Early Years of the Economist”. This is a highly entertaining topic, well worth attending.


As part of the Salon Series, the doors open at 5:30 pm, with the presentation at 6:00 pm. There will not be a dinner afterwards, but there will be ample time for discussion afterward.


More information is available at the Eventbrite site,









But, other than that….

There are no upcoming events.