Upcoming Events

Canada in the Arctic 

Canada is often referred to as an Arctic country, but what does it mean to be a northern nation? Recent history has shown states such as Russia, China, and the United States bolster their presence in the Arctic, Canada must continually strengthen its knowledge, partnerships, and ability to operate in an often challenging artic environment.

To help us understand Canada’s presence in the north and Canadian Arctic sovereignty, the CIC Young Professionals Network will be joined by Captain Alexander Rabicki from the Canadian Armed Forces who will discuss Operation Nanook, Canada’s signature northern operation designed to exercise the defence of Canada and to secure our northern regions and Canada’s role in the North.

 To Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Pmi8MfMKTiG1IKv9x4IzIA




In Conversation with Jacqueline O’Neill

On January 18, 2022, The CIC Young Professionals Network and CIC Edmonton will be joined by Canada’s ambassador for Women, Peace and Security Jacqueline O’Neill to discuss Canada’s efforts in advancing peace and security around the world, Canada’s feminist foreign policy, and to take audience questions.

About the speaker:

 Jacqueline O’Neill is Canada’s first Ambassador for Women, Peace and Security. Appointed by the Prime Minister in June 2019, she primarily advises ministers of Foreign Affairs, Defence, and numerous other departments engaged in implementing Canada’s National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security. Ambassador O’Neill was previously the President of The Institute for Inclusive Security, a US-based organization that increased the inclusion of women in peace negotiations and related processes, including the reform of police and military organizations. Over 13 years at Inclusive Security, she supported the creation of national strategies and policy frameworks for more than 30 countries, NATO, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, and the United Nations. She also worked directly with coalitions of women leaders in Colombia, South Sudan, Sudan, Pakistan, and beyond.

To register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_-GCOWBN0TR-C6T999z9gBw

In Conversation with Canada’s Ambassador to Israel
On February 8, 2022, the CIC Young Professionals Network will be joined by Canada’s Ambassador to Israel, Lisa Stadelbauer to discuss Canada-Israeli relations today and in the future, as well as to take audience questions.
About the Speaker:
Lisa Stadelbauer is Canada’s Ambassador to Israel. Ambassador Stadelbauer joined External Affairs and International Trade Canada in 1990 with her first assignment abroad in 1992 to Tel Aviv. She later served in Hanoi as counsellor and then in Oslo as counsellor and consul. From 2011 to 2015, she served as ambassador to Zimbabwe and Angola and high commissioner in Botswana. In Ottawa, she has served in a number of functions, including as director of the Eastern and Southern Africa Division, deputy to Canada’s Africa personal representative to the G8 and, from 2015 to 2017, director general of the Pan-Africa Bureau. She also served in the Foreign and Defence Policy Secretariat of the Privy Council Office. Most recently, Ms. Stadelbauer served as Canada’s high commissioner in Kenya, with accreditation to Burundi, Rwanda, Somalia and Uganda. She also served as Canada’s permanent representative to the United Nations Environment Programme and UN-Habitat. 

To register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_6P8QernBQBWnDjCUQCQPjA

You can find more CIC YPN events on the CIC Events Calendar

About the Young Professionals Network


Discussion Forums

Want to learn more or lead a discussion forum?  Contact us at ypn-rjp@thecic.org.

Foreign Policy Book Club 



Current Book Club Pick:The Premonition: A Pandemic Story

 The Book Club’s Winter read is The Premonition by Michael Lewis!

About the Book:

The book goes over the U.S. response to COVID-19, specifically focusing on a small group of people who worked in or around public health and who had ideas about how to respond to the growing COVID threat – but really struggled to be heard. Read more here.

Register for the next book club meeting:
Conversations on the book will happen through the Slack page and a discussion group meeting is planned for Sunday, January 23 at noon EST to 12:45PM EST. Register for the discussion group meeting here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89394752782

Want to join the Conversation?  Join our Slack page here:



Opportunities Board 

Foreign Language Intelligence Analyst

Communications Security Establishment

Location: Ottawa, Ontario 

Expiry date: March 31, 2022

Click here for more information

Policy Analyst

Federation of Independent Businesses

Location: Remote, Atlantic Canada 

Expiry date: Until Filled

Click here for more information

Foreign Policy Analyst

National Council of Canadian Muslims

Location: Ottawa/Toronto/Montreal 

Expiry date: Until Filled

Click here for more information

Looking for more opportunities? Please consider checking these other job boards for opportunities in international relations: 

Impact Pool

Job vacancies in the European Union, United Nations and International Organizations

80,000 Hours

Opportunities in organizations that are working on some of the world’s most pressing problems

Government of Canada Job Bank

Highlights opportunities and job postings from across the Canada

Do you have any opportunities you think should be featured on the board?  Let us know at ypn-rjp@thecic.org.

Network Online – Join the CIC Young Professionals Network Discord Page

Join the Network Online!

Keep up with Young Professional Network announcements, job and academic opportunities, or just chat with other young professionals on our Discord page.

Learn more and join here:


Meet the Young Professionals Network Executive

Vice-President, Digital Media and Communications

The VP Communications develops and maintains the CIC YPN’s branding, curates CIC YPN social media groups, coordinates with the CIC and its associated branches in developing web content directed towards young professionals.

Secretary and Treasurer

The Secretary and Treasurer manages internal documents, maintains cloud storage/IT assets, works with network chair and vice-chair to book regular network executive meetings, compiles meeting minutes during executive meetings, maintains ToR documents, tracks network budget, develops financial reports as required by the CIC.


The Vice-President is primarily responsible for event planning and organizing speaker events for the Young Professionals Network. 

The Vice-President also assists the network President in leading CIC YPN, maintains the network work plan, provides input and feedback in network strategic planning and visioning, coordinates across CIC YPN executive portfolios, acts as secondary focal point of leadership when network chair is unable or unavailable to carry out duties.


The President acts as focal of leadership for CIC YPN, maintains positive relationships with network and local CIC branches, coordinates and leads the activities of CIC YPN, acts as the main point of contact between CIC YPN and the CIC Board of Directors and leadership team, conducts strategic planning and visioning activities as required.


YPN Documents

Read the YPN Terms of Reference (2020) here.


Have any questions? Want to get involved? You can reach out to the YPN by email at ypn-rjp@thecic.org