Opportunities for Parliamentarians

Few outside parliament fully appreciate the demands and busy schedule of a member of parliament or senator. The Christian Embassy team values your time and endeavours to offer meaningful and helpful services.

"The Christian Embassy provides me and other MPs with a needed personal focus and an outlet to serve. Their team helps me make connections with ambassadors as part of my government service. They also offer opportunities for me to grow in my relationship with God as I reach out to encourage leaders in Ottawa and overseas. I doubt the Christian Embassy is aware of the full extent of their positive impact."

Member of Parliament

“Your work to provide friendship, support and spiritual encouragement to members of parliament, senators and members of the diplomatic corps is a significant contribution to the well-being of these national and international leaders.”

Cabinet Minister

Initiatives for Parliamentarians

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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Business Tours

Constituency Events

The Business Tours organized by the Christian Embassy visit several ridings each year. Frequently scheduled during parliamentary breaks, these tours include a community breakfast or lunch where two to three ambassadors address the group. We welcome members of parliament to these events and will happily coordinate with riding offices for upcoming events.

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International Delegations

International Delegations

Since 1989, the Christian Embassy of Canada has sponsored more than seventy-five international tours. These have introduced delegations of Canadian economic and political leaders to national leaders around the world. The purpose of our delegations is to discover the priorities and concerns of the leaders they meet and to build bridges of understanding. They also seek to discuss areas of mutual concern and to explore the possibility of future cooperation. Participation in a delegation also helps members of Parliament increase their understanding of international affairs and helps them network more easily with leaders overseas.

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Events for Parliamentarians

Webinar: Featuring Michael Ramsden

Webinar: Featuring Michael Ramsden

June 11 10h00-11h00 EDT

“Charting a Course in a Post-COVID World – Truth and Trust in Work and Life” with Michael Ramsden

While it feels that life has been put on hold around the world, our world seems to be changing faster than we could have imagined only months ago. Leadership at times like this is challenging, and is needed as never before. The questions as to who we can trust and what is trustworthy resurface with a new edge to them.

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“Recession. Re-flation. Restoration.” with Jonathan Wellum

“Recession. Re-flation. Restoration.” with Jonathan Wellum

April 21, 2020

As a result of the public health policy response to COVID-19, the global economy is experiencing the largest contraction in GDP in modern history. This has thrust the global economy into an economic recession/depression. Governments and central banks have responded with massive spending programs funded by record levels of debt coupled with an enormous expansion in the money supply.

Jonathan will be discussing some of the impacts and potential unintended
consequences of these dramatic actions. He will address the questions:
What are some of the impacts and potential unintended consequences of these dramatic actions?
As decision makers what approach might we take?
How do we begin economic and spiritual restoration?

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2020 Couples’ Weekend Getaway: Montebello, QC Cancelled

2020 Couples’ Weekend Getaway: Montebello, QC Cancelled

March 27-29, 2020-Cancelled

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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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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Roundtable: “Inside the Entrepreneurial Mind” with Don Simmonds

Roundtable: “Inside the Entrepreneurial Mind” with Don Simmonds

November 27, 2018 from 12h00 to 13h30

A serial entrepreneur shares what makes him tick, and then opens up for an honest Q and A with those in the room. What drives the desire to create new business? How does government inspire or discourage? What about the growing income inequality? Can the “1%” problem be solved? What is the impact of the changing view of leadership? Any other question you might have?

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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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Roundtable for Parliamentarians: “Reflections on a Trade Challenged World” with Rob Wildeboer

Roundtable for Parliamentarians: “Reflections on a Trade Challenged World” with Rob Wildeboer

October 31, 2018 from 12h00 to 13h30

Martinrea is a global automotive parts supplier based in Canada, with $4 billion in revenues and 15,000 employees worldwide, operating 44 plants in eight countries on four continents. The current international trade environment, as well as the challenges of one of the most innovative and technologically advanced industries in the world, provide a suitable background to discuss issues of politics, culture and adaptability in a changing world. Martinrea has been heavily involved in international trade and policy discussions involving the automotive sector. Join Rob Wildeboer, co-founder and Executive Chairman of Martinrea, and fellow colleagues for a roundtable discussion on how to persevere and succeed in this challenging environment.

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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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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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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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