Opportunities for Diplomats

As part of the diplomatic corps in Canada, you hold an esteemed position, not only in your country, but in Canada as well. We are a Christian organization interested in serving people of all regional, ethnic and religious backgrounds. Our services to ambassadors, high commissioners and other diplomats begin with helping you connect with leaders in parliament and business, in Ottawa as well as in noted communities across Canada.

One of Canada’s ambassadors serving overseas cited his appreciation for the spiritual availability offered by the Christian Embassy staff, adding that he takes advantage of their services whenever he can.

We also offer initiatives for spouses of heads of mission and other diplomats. We hope to serve you and help you succeed in your mandate as you represent your country in Canada.

"I desire to be involved with the seminars and luncheons of the Christian Embassy because of the important life issues presented and the opportunities to meet people of faith."

Ambassador to Canada

"I think every ambassador and high commissioner should connect with the Christian Embassy. I have found their team to be very helpful to my work as an ambassador for networking, because of the many people they know. With their help, I also better understand the Bible."

Ambassador to Canada

"Everything that the Christian Embassy offers is excellent and very helpful. I am informed on very important topics and feel safe to express my opinions on these matters. Not only do you inspire us, but you help us to identify which priorities are truly important."

Ambassador to Canada

Initiatives for Diplomats

Courtesy Visits

Courtesy Visits

When a new ambassador or high commissioner arrives in Ottawa, we like to schedule a courtesy call to introduce ourselves and present the services and practical resources that the Christian Embassy offers.

Contact us if you are interested in receiving a courtesy visit.

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Networking Luncheons

Networking Luncheons

Through our networking luncheons and dinners, the Christian Embassy provides a platform for more than 100 diplomats, parliamentarians and business leaders to make meaningful connections that inform and inspire. You will have the opportunity to hear a Christian leader talk about their professional experience and how a personal relationship with God impacts their personal and professional life.

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Roundtables

Roundtables

The roundtable luncheons organized by the Christian Embassy facilitate the interactions of six to eight diplomats with one or more senior members of Parliament. The roundtables give diplomats the opportunity to share their country’s perspective on specific areas of mutual interest with the member of Parliament and to glean helpful ideas from one another.

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Business Tours

Business Tours

Since 1998, the Christian Embassy has taken over 170 ambassadors and high commissioners from 92 different nations on three-day business tours to different Canadian cities. 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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English as a Second Language Classes

English as a Second Language Classes

The English as a Second Language (ESL) classes offered by the Christian Embassy are oriented to diplomats and are designed to give students practice in written and oral comprehension with an emphasis on oral expression. We cover a wide variety of discussion topics, from our professional and personal lives and the classes are oriented toward diplomats’ schedules. Faith and Bible stories are important components of our program, because we seek to inspire people with the person and values of Jesus.

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Discussion Groups

Discussion Groups

Discussion groups are oriented towards diplomats and are organized according to the participants’ schedules and interests. A typical group meets weekly for six to twelve weeks. Some of the topics available include: Principles of Leadership, Marriage and Family, and Integrity.

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Seminars for Diplomat Families

Seminars for Diplomat Families

Living in an unfamiliar country or culture can be challenging. The Christian Embassy offers periodic seminars on navigating life transitions, cultural challenges, marriage, parenting and other relevant topics for busy diplomat families.

We can also help connect you to a weekly Bible study for wives of ambassadors and high commissioners.

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Events for Diplomats

Politics, Faith and Human Rights – MP Garnett Genuis

Politics, Faith and Human Rights – MP Garnett Genuis

February 29, 2024 11h15-12h30

MP Genuis has served in roles involving foreign affairs and human rights since he was elected in 2015. His motivation comes from the lessons of an important Holocaust survivor. He will speak about his current work in Parliament, sharing how his family and faith have influenced his work.

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40th Christmas Dinner – Hon. Hugh Fraser, O.C.

40th Christmas Dinner – Hon. Hugh Fraser, O.C.

November 28, 2023

“Cultural Change in Sport” with the Honourable Justice Hugh L. Fraser, O.C.
Chair of the Hockey Canada Board of Directors

Diplomats, parliamentarians, business leaders and their guests are invited to begin celebrating the Christmas season by enjoying a festive meal, live seasonal music and inspirational keynote speaker and Olympian, the Honourable Justice Hugh L. Fraser, O.C.

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Canadian Agriculture: a Force for Food, a Force for Good – Mr. Ian Ross

Canadian Agriculture: a Force for Food, a Force for Good – Mr. Ian Ross

May 17, 2023

Canada’s Role: Feeding the World while Saving the Planet

Due to a myriad of forces and global disruptions, food insecurity has expanded in recent years and currently impacts almost 10% of the world’s population. Feeding the world’s growing population is a significant undertaking and challenge, especially as we embrace the need to be excellent stewards of the environment and align increased production of digestible protein with lower emissions and maximized carbon sequestration.

Already one of the most sustainable producers of meat, milk and eggs globally, Canada must continue to improve its production efficiency resulting in even greater sustainability and increased, cost effective production in order to meet the growing need for food and more specifically, digestible protein around the world.

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Dancing with the Disruptor – Mr. Abdu Murray, J. D.

Dancing with the Disruptor – Mr. Abdu Murray, J. D.

April 20, 2023

Artificially intelligent software is capturing the world’s imagination and promises to improve our lives and make time for greater creativity. Yet even AI experts warn us that we do not have any ability to predict the kinds of disruptions AI will bring to global economies, governments, social structures and even our definitions of what it means to be human. Abdu Murray explores how ancient wisdom can guide us in our courtship with AI, the most powerful change agent of modern times.

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Is Economic Chaos our New Reality? – Mr. Peter Hall

Is Economic Chaos our New Reality? – Mr. Peter Hall

March 29, 2023

Recession seems to be the 2023 watchword, with the only squabbles being around how deep and how long this one is going to be. Recent economic data have sharp-eyed analysts revising forecasts upward. What are we to think about an increasingly chaotic environment?

In this roundtable for diplomats, Mr. Hall shares his high-level thoughts on the world economic and geopolitical situation and on the issues that are of greatest concern. Expect these views to challenge the consensus and to emphasize the particular importance of our role in facilitating solid international relations and trade activity.

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38th Christmas Celebration – Supreme Court of Canada Justice, the Honourable Russell Brown

38th Christmas Celebration – Supreme Court of Canada Justice, the Honourable Russell Brown

November 23, 2021

A Christmas celebration to inspire and connect diplomats, parliamentarians and business leaders from across Canada and the world.

What is the most important judicial virtue? For decades, lawyers, judges and academics have debated this. The leading views focus on competing virtues of sympathy and detachment, but can they be reconciled? And if so, how?

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Election Analysis – Lucas Malinowski and Mike Donison

Election Analysis – Lucas Malinowski and Mike Donison

September 28, 2021

Lucas Malinowski and Mike Donison summarized the election results with an analysis of the outcome and responded to audience questions. They also commented on how their faith shapes their perspectives on the election results. Ambassadors appreciated the mutual respect evident by these panelists of opposing political views.

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Election Analysis – Lucas Malinowski and Mike Donison

Insights on the Canadian Electoral Process – Mike Donison and Deputy Speaker MP Bruce Stanton

September 9, 2021

Mr. Mike Donison summarized the rules governing the calling and the conduct of a Canadian federal general election. Deputy Speaker MP Bruce Stanton gave perspective from his experience as a five time successful candidate and spoke frankly about how his faith in Christ impacts his attitude. They addressed some of the major developments early in the election campaign, followed by Question and Answer.

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Leadership Race Analysis – Conservatives Decide!

Leadership Race Analysis – Conservatives Decide!

August 26, 2020

Her Majesty’s Loyal Official Opposition decides, the Conservative Party of Canada chooses a new Leader! In this zoom meeting, Mike Donison, political analyst, will summarize the Conservative Party’s leadership race and provide an analysis of the outcome. He will also speak about how his faith shapes his professional perspectives.

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2020 Global Leadership Summit: World Class Leadership Training

2020 Global Leadership Summit: World Class Leadership Training

August 6 – 7, 2020

The Global Leadership Summit is your opportunity to gain access to a wealth of leadership insight from a world-class faculty ready to equip and inspire you—no matter where you have influence.

Now more than ever, when you grow in your leadership, you can withstand difficult seasons, re-imagine the future, strengthen your relationships, improve your business, and provide hope to your community through effective charity or church engagement.

Join us this year in a global movement of more than 420,000 people learning together across 124 countries.

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