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 to check out our branch page on the CIC-National website.

All the best,

Fraser Mann

President, CIC-Toronto branch


Upcoming Event: Israel – Palestine: Is The Two State Solution Dead?

Posted April 22, 2017

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In Case You Missed It: Surveillance Treachery & Trust Online with Fen Hampson

Posted April 5, 2017

  • We have posted video from our April 18th event, Look Who’s Watching: Surveillance Treachery & Trust Online, featuring Dr. Fen Hampson, Director, Global Security & Politics Program, Co-organized by the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), Canadian International Council (Toronto) and  Royal Canadian Military… Continue Reading


Upcoming Event: Keeping Peace in the Sinai, Featuring Maj Gen Thompson

Posted March 23, 2017

  • The Canadian International Council (Toronto Branch) and the NATO Association of Canada present: Canada’s Peacekeeping In The Middle-East: How Viable is Peace in 2017 ? In an increasing complex middle-east beset by terrorism, mass migration, and political instability, how viable… Continue Reading


Upcoming Event CETA: A New Framework for International Trade or the Last of Its Kind?

Posted March 19, 2017

  • We are happy to invite you to the Glendon Global Debates on the theme: CETA: A New Framework for International Trade or the Last of Its Kind? Admission is free. The event is organized in collaboration with The Glendon School… Continue Reading