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] Glendon Debates: Global Populism

Posted March 14, 2018

  • Join us for another event in partnership with York University’s Glendon School of Public and International affairs to be held on March 22, 2018. The event will be centred  around the impact of Global Populism, and how it challenges the international… Continue Reading


[Event] The Road to 2030: Challenges and Opportunities in the World’s Fastest Growing Market

Posted March 4, 2018

  • Join us for a special event featuring Stephen Groff, Vice President of Operations for Southeast/East Asia and the Pacific at the Asian Development Bank (ADB).   Stephen Groff is returning to speak to our members about the ADB’s Strategy 2030 agenda and challenges and opportunities… Continue Reading


[Event] CIC Toronto NGO Networking Reception

Posted February 27, 2018

  • Join us as we celebrate International Women’s Day, network with peers in the international development and cooperation sector and hear from a diverse panel as they share insights on the progress of women as central to social, economic and political… Continue Reading


[Event] Canada and Our NATO Allies

Posted February 23, 2018

  • On March 1st 2018, join us for a special panel on Canada and our commitments within NATO, and the continuance of international peace and stability. [Click here to register] Time: 6pm Venue: Royal Canadian Military Institute 426 University Avenue Toronto,… Continue Reading