Universal Children's Day: 25 Years Convention on the Rights of the Child
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, which was adopted on November 20, 1989, is in force in more countries than any other human rights convention. In the last 25 years, it has been ratified by 194 countries.
Trans↔Atlantic Start↑UpSurge: Opportunities for Canadian and German Ventures
A conference held on November 21 simultaneously at the Embassy of Canada to Germany and the Multiplicity Accelerator at George Brown College in Toronto will address topics such as transatlantic business models (including business incubation programmes), the start-up ecosystem in Canada and Germany, bilateral cooperation between start-ups and/or supporters, and flagship projects and start-ups in the two countries. The conference can be followed via a free online livestream.
Consulate General in Montreal is hiring
The Consulate General in Montreal is offering a part time position in its cultural/press department starting January 12, 2015. Candidates need to be fluent in German, English and French.
Details (in German language) [pdf, 82.81k]
Ottawa Citizen interviews German artist installing 'stumbling stones' as sidewalk monument to Holocaust victims
As part of Holocaust Education Month, cosponsored by the Embassy of Germany to Canada, the Jewish Federation of Ottawa held the North American première of the documentary, Stolperstein, about an unusual commemoration project. Conceived by German artist Gunter Demnig, the Stolpersteine project installs memorial cobblestones on sidewalks outside the homes where Holocaust victims — and other individuals persecuted by the Nazis — once lived. Demnig spoke with the Ottawa Citizen about his commemoration project.
The 34th Munich International Festival of Film Schools opened November 16 for six days of screenings of films by young directors from 23 countries. A total of 46 films by students from the world's leading film schools were selected, including INIS Montreal and the School of Image Arts at Ryerson University in Toronto.
Film School Fest Munich
On Sunday November 9, 2014, on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall, German Foreign Missions worldwide organized a simultaneous "Run for Remembrance".
The German Consulate Toronto took part with a local Remembrance Run. An enthusiastic group of friends and staff members started in High Park, Toronto, and ran along Lakeshore and back. Watch the clip and celebrate with us the magic night when the wall came down!
Run for Remembrance - the Film
Canadian DAAD alumni get connected!
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is looking for its Canadian alumni! If you have received a DAAD scholarship or grant in the past and would like to be kept informed about alumni activities (including a national meeting of DAAD alumni planned for May 2015 in Toronto), please register with DAAD Canada by clicking
German experts tour Canada to share renewable energy successes
Think of a rural district of 102,000 people where wind turbines, solar photovoltaic systems and biomass heating plants generate more than enough energy to supply homes, schools and other buildings. “Everything is impossible until it is done,” Bertram Fleck, the district’s chief administrative officer, said October 28 in Edmonton. Fleck visited Edmonton, Calgary and Ottawa with Berlin-based renewable energy consultant Christina Worlen.
Life Links: DW launches multimedia documentary series
"What holds you back" - that question is the starting point for Life Links. Young people around the world represent both the target audience and protagonists for DW's new documentary-style format.
Further information on the new documentary-style format