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Letter from the President

The Winnipeg branch holds regular events to inform Manitobans about world events, controversies and opportunities. We are always looking for new people interested in engaging in a conversation about Canada’s role in international affairs. We try to hold events where your views and questions are welcomed and look forward to input on who we should invite and what we should talk about. The CIC in Winnipeg has links to the University of Winnipeg, the University of Manitoba and the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. Please join us.

Nick Hirst
President, CIC-Winnipeg Branch


The Winnipeg Branch was originally formed as a Branch of the Canadian Institute of International Affairs (CIIA) from three local groups known as the Canadian League. The Winnipeg Branch, the largest of the original 1928 branches, was one of the most active branches during the 1930s. In 1935 the Winnipeg Branch began sponsoring popular radio broadcasts on international affairs. John W. Dafoe, editor of the Winnipeg Free Press, contributed greatly to the growth and success of the Branch, first becoming vice-president and later president of the CIIA.

In 2008, a group of individuals associated with Winnipeg’s business, academic and military constituencies came together to reestablish the Winnipeg Branch. The Branch was formally reestablished at a General Meeting on November 19, 2008, becoming the first Branch created under the new Canadian International Council (CIC).

Branch Executive

Nick Hirst

Anna Maria Magnifico

Choloe Chapple


Cameron Derksen

Program Chair
Amalia Zurzolo

Buzz Currie
Brad Kirbyson
Joel Marion



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