Canada's Hub for International Affairs



Letter from the President

The CIC Montreal branch is an active and energetic organization that brings together Montrealers from the academic, business, media, diplomatic and political communities to discuss global events and issues related to Canada’s foreign policy. Our aim is to become the city’s bilingual hub for informative sessions on international affairs.

Montreal provides a particularly inspiring environment for the CIC. As the second largest city and media hub in Canada, Montreal is also the only city in Canada with UN offices. Montreal offers a unique blend of French and English, which gives the city a prolific connection to both the Commonwealth and La Francophonie, which is reflected in our diverse speakers program. With the second largest student population in North America after Boston, we are able to draw upon many speakers passing though Montreal.

I would like to welcome you to join the CIC-Montreal Branch where you will have ample opportunity meet our other members and our distinguished guests in intimate settings. I look forward to seeing you at some of the exciting events that we have planned for the 2011-2012 season.


Kyle Matthews
President, CIC-Montreal Branch


The Montreal Branch of the Canadian International Council is very active, hosting over 10 speakers a year on a variety of topics and serving a diverse membership belonging to the academic, diplomatic and business communities of our bilingual city.

We invite you to take a look at our history, Board management, past and upcoming events as well as volunteer and internship opportunities.

We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you soon at one of our events.

Branch Executive

Kyle Matthews

Tyler Meredith

Malcolm Olafson


Director of Programs
Arnav Manchanda

Director of Strategic Outreach
Diana Thébaud Nicholson

Social Media Coordinator
Jean-Francois Belanger


Directors at Large
Osman Ashah
Iain Blair
John Buchanan
James Burman
Robert Cutler
Jean Francois-Gagné
Alexander Haque
Roger Hilton
Benjamin Musampa
Omar Omais
Joannie Tanguay




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The State of America’ Breakfast Forum

CIC Montreal presents: The State of America’ Breakfast Forum
Featuring John Parisella, Tom Velk, Elisabeth Vallet and Adam Daifallah.

Thursday, November 7, …

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Minister Fast Congratulates the Organizers of the Canada and Free Trade with Asia Conference

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