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2020 Couples’ Weekend Getaway: Montebello, QC

2020 Couples’ Weekend Getaway: Montebello, QC

March 27-29, 2020 Great marriages are built! Like a great house - on a solid foundation, lovingly crafted, updated and renovated over time. A Weekend Getaway will strengthen your foundation - God's way - and give you new tools to renovate your relationship. For most couples it’s a chance to reconnect, re-establish the foundation and rekindle romance. For others, it’s a fresh start. For some, it will be the weekend that saves a marriage. Wherever you’re at in your relationship, it’s a weekend to remember. The atmosphere is relaxed and warm, even fun. You’ll hear from real couples doing real life together… God’s way. You’ll be given time to process what you’re learning. And together, you’ll make a plan for a marriage that lasts a lifetime.
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2019 Morning at the Summit: World Class Leadership Training

2019 Morning at the Summit: World Class Leadership Training

October 17, 2019 No matter where your influence is — in your family, school, work or church — you are invited to join 405,000 of your peers to learn how to maximize it. - Get a unique blend of vision, inspiration and skills you can immediately apply - Learn from a faculty representing multiple sectors and backgrounds - Leverage the Summit as a resource to transform yourself and community - Network with influencers in your community who are committed to living out God’s purposes in our world. 
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Business Tour – Greater Toronto Area

Business Tour – Greater Toronto Area

May 22-24, 2019 Since 1998, the Christian Embassy has taken over 170 ambassadors and high commissioners from 92 different nations on three-day business tours to different cities within Canada. These tours provide you valuable opportunities to: - discover and enjoy Canadian innovation, culture and hospitality - expand your network of Canadian contacts - promote business and economic opportunities in your country
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54th National Prayer Breakfast of Canada

54th National Prayer Breakfast of Canada

May 2, 2019 The annual National Prayer Breakfast of Canada is a Christ-centred event held by the Parliamentary Prayer Breakfast Group in our nation's capital. The purpose of this event is to come together collectively to honour and continue to hold to our Christian heritage. This allows our elected officials to gather together with men and women from different backgrounds to pray and connect through our shared faith.
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54th National Prayer Breakfast of Canada

2019 National Christian Leadership Dinner

May 1, 2019 from 17h30 to 21h30 The Annual Christian Leadership Dinner is another event organized by the Parliamentary Prayer Breakfast Group as a part of the National Prayer Breakfast festivities. It has been taking place almost as long as the breakfast itself. The purpose of the dinner was originally to extend a courtesy to those travelling from out of town to attend the Breakfast. It has now evolved into an event that compliments the National Prayer Breakfast.
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2019 Couples’ Weekend Getaway: Mont-Tremblant, QC

2019 Couples’ Weekend Getaway: Mont-Tremblant, QC

April 5-7, 2019 Great marriages are built! Like a great house - on a solid foundation, lovingly crafted, updated and renovated over time. A Weekend Getaway will strengthen your foundation - God's way - and give you new tools to renovate your relationship. For most couples it’s a chance to reconnect, re-establish the foundation and rekindle romance. For others, it’s a fresh start. For some, it will be the weekend that saves a marriage. Wherever you’re at in your relationship, it’s a weekend to remember. The atmosphere is relaxed and warm, even fun. You’ll hear from real couples doing real life together… God’s way. You’ll be given time to process what you’re learning. And together, you’ll make a plan for a marriage that lasts a lifetime.
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35th Annual Christmas Dinner: “The Certainty of Uncertainty” with Don and Fay Simmonds

35th Annual Christmas Dinner: “The Certainty of Uncertainty” with Don and Fay Simmonds

November 26, 2018 “The Certainty of Uncertainty” with Mr. Don and Mrs. Fay Simmonds Uncertainty strikes all of us. For Don and Fay Simmonds it came in the words “liver failure.” They spoke about their life and death battle and their search for certainty in life’s most uncertain moments. There is much to celebrate! The annual Christmas Dinner is the highlight of the Christian Embassy’s year. This year we welcomed over 200 diplomats, parliamentarians and business leaders, representing 55 nations. The festive evening allows busy leaders and their spouses to relax, network and enjoy special music and meaningful reminders of the season. Diplomats appreciate what is often a first opportunity to experience Canadian Christmas traditions.
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2018 Morning at the Summit: World Class Leadership Training

2018 Morning at the Summit: World Class Leadership Training

October 18, 2018  8h30-12h00 You have influence. Join 445,000 of your peers to learn how to maximize it with this world-class leadership training. In partnership with the Ottawa Global Leadership Summit team, we are pleased to offer Morning at the Summit, the opening morning of the Global Leadership Summit, complimentary for all diplomats.  The Global Leadership Summit is a two-day world-class leadership training infusion of VISION, INSPIRATION and PRACTICAL SKILLS you can immediately apply. Every year, the Summit is broadcast (HD telecast) from Willow Creek in Chicago to 600+ sites in 130 countries and 60 languages. You are invited to commit to getting better as a leader in 2018 as you discover best practices in leadership, integration of Christian values and principle based decision making.
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“An Anchor in a Financial Storm” with Jonathan Wellum

“An Anchor in a Financial Storm” with Jonathan Wellum

June 6, 2018 Levels of debt, wealth disparities, shifting social, ethical and moral values, nation-state challenges - the world is living with risk. How might we deal with the challenges we face? Jonathan Wellum addresses the need to restore truth, meaning and values rooted in Christianity if we are to progress and maintain free, vibrant and healthy markets at this networking luncheon.
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54th National Prayer Breakfast of Canada

53rd National Prayer Breakfast with Dr. Os Guinness

May 8, 2018 The National Prayer Breakfast is an annual ecumenical event held in Ottawa inviting leaders to come together for an inspirational message, music and the opportunity to pray together. The breakfast is offered under the auspices of the speakers of the Senate and the House of Commons and is organized by a group of volunteers. The theme for the 2018 National Prayer Breakfast is "Believe, Serve, Lead". Dr. Os Guinness, author and social critic, is the keynote speaker and will be joined by special guest Humboldt Broncos' chaplain Sean Brandow.
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Business Tour – Lower Mainland, B.C.

Business Tour – Lower Mainland, B.C.

May 14-17, 2018 Since 1998, the Christian Embassy has taken over 170 ambassadors and high commissioners from 92 different nations on three-day business tours to different cities within Canada. These tours provide you valuable opportunities to: - discover and enjoy Canadian innovation, culture and hospitality - expand your network of Canadian contacts - promote business and economic opportunities in your country
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Current Cultural Trends with Michael Suderman

May 8, 2018 from 15h30 to 16h30 Join Michael Suderman and like-minded diplomats and business leaders for a brief presentation and the opportunity to meet and greet some of the RZIM Canada Team and hear about their work in Canada. RZIM helps the thinker believe and the believer think. Michael’s interests include faith, science, world religions, and the intersection of Christianity and culture. He will speak to cultural trends he is observing and will be available for a question and answer session.
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54th National Prayer Breakfast of Canada

National Prayer Leadership Dinner with Kim Phuc

May 7, 2018 from 18h00 to 21h30 The National Prayer Leadership Dinner is an annual ecumenical event held in Ottawa inviting leaders to come together for an inspirational message, music and the opportunity to pray together. The dinner is offered under the auspices of the speakers of the Senate and the House of Commons and is organized by a group of volunteers. Kim Phuc, author of Fire Road: The Napalm Girl's Journey Through the Horrors of War to Faith, Forgiveness and Peace, will give the keynote address. 
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Business Tour – Greater Toronto Area

Business Tour – Greater Toronto Area

April 16-18, 2018 Since 1998, the Christian Embassy has taken over 170 ambassadors and high commissioners from 92 different nations on three-day business tours to different cities within Canada. These tours provide you valuable opportunities to: - discover and enjoy Canadian innovation, culture and hospitality - expand your network of Canadian contacts - promote business and economic opportunities in your country
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2018 Couples’ Weekend Getaway: Montebello, QC

2018 Couples’ Weekend Getaway: Montebello, QC

April 6-8, 2018 Great marriages are built! Like a great house - on a solid foundation, lovingly crafted, updated and renovated over time. A Weekend Getaway will strengthen your foundation - God's way - and give you new tools to renovate your relationship. For most couples it’s a chance to reconnect, re-establish the foundation and rekindle romance. For others, it’s a fresh start. For some, it will be the weekend that saves a marriage. Wherever you’re at in your relationship, it’s a weekend to remember. The atmosphere is relaxed and warm, even fun. You’ll hear from real couples doing real life together… God’s way. You’ll be given time to process what you’re learning. And together, you’ll make a plan for a marriage that lasts a lifetime.
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“Clarity in a Confused World” with Abdu Murray

“Clarity in a Confused World” with Abdu Murray

March 28, 2018 Educational institutions, news and social media provide us with many different voices, opinions and perspectives. Who do we believe? Increasingly in Western culture, many believe that morals, spirituality and truth are all relative; that there are no absolute truths. Truth is being sacrificed on the altar of preferences. This tendency can cause confusion in interactions. In contrast people who express certainty about what they believe are frequently seen as bigoted, arrogant and intolerant. Have we embraced a culture of confusion? What are the consequences of such a perspective? Mr. Murray presents reasoning from a Christian perspective for the foundations of truth with applications for professional and personal life to an audience of diplomats, parliamentarians and business leaders at a plated networking luncheon entitled Clarity in a Confused World. 
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“Leading Change” with Don Van Meer

“Leading Change” with Don Van Meer

February 28, 2018 Change is inevitable. In fact, what we have in common is that we are all grappling with change in our lives. Change is the one constant. It’s the one reality. Jack Welch says, “Anytime there is change, there is an opportunity. So it is paramount that an organization get energized rather than paralyzed.” According to Don Van Meer, the greatest single point of failure in driving through change is when leadership doesn’t capture the hearts and minds of the entire organization. In other words, change is just not about leaders taking people through something. Change is about engaging people in the process of change. Having them be part of the decision making. Having them understand where you are going as an organization. Having them buy into the process, even when they don’t understand all of it. When people are engaged, people “Get it, feel it, and want it.”  How does a leader keep a team engaged in the face of major changes? What equipped Don to lead change?
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