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 is a large and active community with a membership and programming as diverse as our fantastic city. We hold approximately 15 to 20 foreign affairs events during our programming year of September to June – in addition to our annual Winter and Summer strictly social gatherings. Our events range from single speaker keynote to expert panel events. All our events include a question and answer period and reception – providing an opportunity for those attending to ask speakers questions and network.

The Toronto branch volunteer executive is always looking for support in developing event ideas and engage members – as well as individuals interested in actually putting together an approved event! – to broaden the range of public policy discussion forums for our members and the interested 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 write your suggestions to toronto[@]

All the best,

Jo-Ann Davis,

President, CIC-Toronto branch

Event Blog: Bridging Troubled Waters: Japan and China at War in the East China Sea? A Book Launch with Dr. James Manicom

Posted May 15, 2014

  • President Obama’s recent tour of Asia has attracted much attention by the media and Asian politics monitors alike. So it is fitting that on a foggy Toronto evening, Dr. James Manicom would introduce his enlightening work on the ongoing saga… Continue Reading


Recommended Readings: Bridging Troubled Waters – Japan and China at War in the East China Sea?

Posted April 24, 2014

  • On April 30th, 2014, we are hosting an event to celebrate the release of Dr. James Manicom’s book, Bridging Troubled Waters. Our event of the same name will feature a talk with the author, as well as a networking reception.… Continue Reading


The g7+’s ‘New Deal’ and What it Means for International Development: CIC-Toronto March 26 Event Blog

Posted April 9, 2014

  • The concept of international development is complex, contentious, multifaceted, and permeable around the world. The Canadian International Council – Toronto Branch’s event on Wednesday, March 26, Time for a “New Deal”: The g7+ as an Emerging Voice for Fragile States,… Continue Reading


Event Blog: CIC-Toronto NGO Networking Event

Posted April 1, 2014

  • On Wednesday, March 19th, the Canadian International Council – Toronto Branch hosted a night of networking and inspirational discussion for aspiring development professionals. As an attendee, I can safely say I walked away feeling hopeful and more motivated toward my… Continue Reading