Dear Members and Friends of the CIC-Toronto branch,

On behalf of the executive of the Toronto branch, welcome to the CIC-Toronto branch website.

The Toronto branch has a diverse and enthusiastic group of members who share a strong interest in foreign affairs, international business and trade, and Canada’s role in the world community.  We hold approximately 15 to 20 events during our programming year of September to June – in addition to our annual Winter and Summer social gatherings. Our events include single speaker keynote addresses, expert panel events, all-day conferences on a major international theme and full-day training programs 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 period and reception, providing an opportunity for those attending to ask speakers questions and to network.

The Toronto branch is fortunate to have an enthusiastic group of Executive members who volunteer their time and expertise in organizing events and ensuring the success of the branch.  We are always looking for support in developing event ideas and engaging members, as well as individuals interested in working with the Executive to organize an approved event.  Our goal is to broaden the range of public policy discussion forums for our members and the Toronto community at large.

If you would like to propose an idea for a CIC event or have a suggestion on how we can improve engagement, please feel free to contact us at or at my email address below.

Go to www.thecic/branches/toronto to check out our branch page on the CIC-National website.

All the best,

Fraser Mann

President, CIC-Toronto branch


[EVENT] Canadian Sustainable Energy: A Global Context Analysis

Posted November 21, 2017

  • Canadian International Council (Toronto branch) Presents Canadian Sustainable Energy: A Global Context Analysis. November 29, 2017 Canada has assumed a leadership position in renewable energy, such that two-thirds of Canada’s electricity supply now comes from renewable sources such as hydro and… Continue Reading


11th Annual Midsummer Evening Get Together

Posted July 1, 2017

  • Please join Fraser Mann, President of the Toronto branch, and other members of the Executive, for this evening of networking and socializing. We will provide an overview of some of our planned events for the upcoming programming year. Our special… Continue Reading


Video: In case you missed it – Challenging Orthodoxies in the War on Terror with Dr. Daniel Livermore

Posted April 27, 2016

  • In case you weren’t able to make our event, Challenging Orthodoxies in the War on Terror with Dr. Daniel Livermore, please click here to find a video of the presentation.


Announcement: Upcoming Presentation by Rt. Hon. Lord David Owen, former U.K. Foreign Secretary and former leader of U.K. Social Democratic Party, on Whether the U.K. Should Leave or Remain in the EU.

Posted April 19, 2016

  • Announcement The Canadian International Council (Toronto Branch), in cooperation with the Bill Graham Centre of Contemporary International History, is pleased to announce the following event: Presentation by Rt. Hon. Lord David Owen, former U.K. Foreign Secretary and former leader of… Continue Reading