Regional Groups

AMBCANADA has Regional Groups in three locations across Canada, namely, in Montreal, Toronto and Victoria that bring together AMBCANADA members in a variety of events.  Here is more information about them and their activities:

MONTREAL (for Montreal and Quebec)

Regional Director – Anne Leahy
aslleahy@gmail.com

 

Upcoming and Recent Events

 

2021

Slowly but surely, we are resuming our activities in the Montreal region. In August, in what has become an annual summer tradition, former ambassadors and delegates-general of Quebec who live in the National Capital and Charlevoix region got together. The need to follow health measures meant that in a smaller group, we really had the time to savour the occasion.

In mid-November, there was a sufficient number of us to organize our lunch, the first since October 2019. It was obvious that colleagues were delighted to converse in person and spontaneously while enjoying a good meal. Future events will depend on the course of the pandemic.

 

Regional members are encouraged to contact each other to support and propagate their social and charitable projects and also their literary and artistic activities.

 


TORONTO (for Toronto and southern Ontario)

Regional Director – Jon Allen
jon.allen@utoronto.ca

 

Upcoming and Recent Events

2019

Activity in the Toronto region has included efforts to market “Not Mentioned in Dispatches” to a number of bookstores here as well as Jon Allen cohosting with CIC, the Munk School of Global Affairs and Massey College a full day conference on Populism. The Conference included speakers from Europe, the US and Canada and concluded with a discussion with Bob Rae and Lisa Raitt. RHOMA Toronto is currently working with the Bill Graham Centre for Contemporary History on a conference on the “Future of Diplomacy”. Exact date to be confirmed.

 


VICTORIA (for Victoria, British Columbia and the West)

Regional Director – David Collins

 

Upcoming and Recent Events

2019

The Victoria chapter of RHOMA had a number of activities and events this year. RHOMA members participated in a number of CIC events, sitting on panels for the University of Victoria’s Model UN conference, discussing international careers in UVic’s job fair and in a CIC panel organised by the CIC and the university’s political science club. RHOMA had two lunches this year, participation in which was expanded to the broader community of retired Canadian foreign service people. RHOMA and CIC also co-organised a well-attended panel at the University of Victoria on the future of Canadian diplomacy, supported by UVic’s Centre for Global Studies. Participants included former ambassadors Jillian Stirk and Mark Lortie, PAFSO President Pam Isfeld, and former CBC/Radio Canada correspondent Patrick Brown. The panel can be viewed on the link below 

 

September 25, 2019: RHOMA-CIC Panel on  The Future of Canadian Diplomacy,   5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M., Centre for Global Studies, University of Victoria   SEE IT HERE 

May 31, 2019: Spring Lunch 12:00 P.M., Victoria Golf Club , 1110 Beach Dr, Victoria


November 30, 2018:  Annual Christmas/Holiday Lunch

October 16, 2018: Joint reception and tour event with Art Gallery of Greater Victoria

 

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