- Welcome to Canada
- In the Commonwealth
- Facts and Figures
- Canada was a founder member of the Commonwealth in 1931 when its independence was recognised under the Statute of Westminster
- Canada has been competing in the Commonwealth Games since 1930, and has won an impressive 1318 medals
- Jean Chrétien, Prime Minister of Canada 1993-2003, delivered the 7th Annual Commonwealth Lecture, on ‘Making Progress through Multilateralism’, in 2004
- Three Canadians have won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize: Mordecai Richler, in 1990; Rohinton Mistry (born in Bombay, India), in 1992 and 1996; and Lawrence Hill, in 2008
- Angela Chalmers of Canada took the Commonwealth Games Women’s 3,000 Metres record at the Games in Victoria, Canada, in 1994
- Scholarships and fellowships are awarded by Canada to citizens of other Commonwealth countries under the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan
- The Commonwealth Association for Public Administration and Management has its HQ in Ottawa, the Commonwealth of Learning in Vancouver and the Commonwealth Journalists Association in Toronto
- Arnold Smith, the first Commonwealth Secretary-General 1965-75
- Sir John Daniel, President and Chief Executive Officer, Commonwealth of Learning 2004
- David Waung, Executive Director of the Commonwealth Association for Public Administration and Management 2008
- Eduardo del Buey, Director of Communications and Public Affairs, Commonwealth Secretariat 2007
- 1964 Third Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers in Ottawa
- 1973 CHOGM in Ottawa, resulting in the Statement on Nuclear Weapon Tests
- 1978 Commonwealth Games in Edmonton
- 1987 CHOGM in Vancouver
- 1994 Commonwealth Games in Victoria, Vancouver Island
- 1998 Commonwealth Finance Ministers Meeting in Ottawa
- 2000 Fourteenth Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers in Halifax
The Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau, PC, MP
Prime Minister of Canada
It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the Canada portal of the Commonwealth of Nations website.
From our world class cities to our picturesque mountains and plains to our lush forests and farmland, Canada is truly a country of great physical beauty. We take immense pride in our multicultural roots, healthy economy, high quality of life and our commitment to democracy and good governance. Canada is a great place to live, to visit and to invest.
On behalf of my colleagues, my wife Laureen and all Canadians from coast to coast, I invite you to explore all that Canada has to offer.
The above message was provided by the previous Prime Minister, Stephen Harper.
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