Canada Ireland Talk

Imbolc 2023

Canada Ireland Talk Imbolc 2023 Wednesday, February 1st, 5pm, Free Online Event
Register Here In celebration of Imbolc Canada Ireland Foundation is bringing together Her Excellency, Nancy Smyth, Canada’s Ambassador to Ireland and The Honourable Catherine McKenna for a conversation about women in leadership. Ambassador Nancy Smyth, is a career Canadian Foreign Affairs professional and public servant, and currently serves as Canada’s Ambassador to Ireland. Her appointment was announced in March 2021 and she presented her credentials to Michael D. Higgins, President of Ireland at Áras an Uachtaráin in June 2021. Prior to working in government, she spent over a decade with Canada’s International Development Research Centre in several program and policy positions, including working in the South Africa office (1995 to 1997). Most recently, Ms. Smyth served as the Director General for Social Development in Global Affair Canada’s Global Issues and Development Branch (2016 to 2020). The Honourable Catherine McKenna is a Canadian lawyer and former politician who served as a Cabinet minister from 2015 to 2021. She is the founder and principal of Climate and Nature Solutions, the Chair of the UN Secretary General’s new High-Level Expert Group on Net-Zero Commitments of Non-State Entities. McKenna is also a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at Columbia’s Climate School and their Centre on Global Energy Policy and recently launched Women Leading on Climate at COP26.  
Bound For Canada Thursday, March 9th, 7pm, Winter Garden Theatre, Toronto
Buy Tickets Here With music composed by the esteemed Odhrán Ó Casaide, Bound For Canada is an acknowledgement of the 175th anniversary of the perilous journey taken in 1847 by thousands of Irish Famine Migrants. The musical piece, created exclusively for Canada Ireland Foundation, also celebrates the compassion of Canadians, both settler and Indigenous, who welcomed and gave comfort to those who arrived after crossing an ocean, traversing eastern Canada and arriving at Dr. Reese’s Wharf in Toronto to start a new chapter. Bound for Canada is a ‘Thank You Letter’ to all those who put humanity above self.