Welcome to the website of the Consulate General of Canada in Atlanta, Georgia. We are part of a world-wide network of Canadian missions, and one of 16 Canadian diplomatic offices located in the United States.
In 1972, recognizing the importance of the fast-growing Southeastern United States, Canada expanded its diplomatic network by opening a Consulate General in Atlanta. The territory covered by this Consulate General includes six southeastern states -- Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.
During these past forty years, we have worked with our many partners in the region to promote bilateral trade and investment, and to strengthen our culture of cooperation in areas of mutual interest, including North American security, economic prosperity, energy and the environment.
As part of ongoing efforts to raise Canada's profile in the U.S. and to expand bilateral trade and economic relations, Canada also operates an Honorary Consul office in Memphis, Tennessee.
For many years, Canadians and Americans have taken justifiable pride in our mutual roles as neighbours, friends, partners and allies. To learn more about the dynamic range of Canada's relationship with the US, follow the links on the left-hand side of this page. To obtain information on current topics or initiatives of the Consulate, consult the links on the right-hand side. Whether you are a citizen of Canada, the United States, or another country, I hope that you will find the information on this site and in its links helpful and interesting.
Please bookmark this site and return to it often. Send us your questions, as well as your comments and suggestions, to better able us to assist you.
Stephen Brereton was appointed Consul General of the Consulate General of Canada in Atlanta in September 2009.
Mr. Brereton is a career diplomat with a distinguished background in international trade policy. He joined the Canadian Foreign Service in 1979 following graduation from Queen=s University with an Honours BA in Economics.
His foreign service career has included assignments as the Trade Policy Counsellor at the Canadian Mission to the European Union based in Brussels (1992-96) and diplomatic responsibilities at the Canadian Embassies in Tokyo, Japan (1984-87) and Havana, Cuba (1980-82). Most recently he served as Consul General at the Canadian Consulate General in Buffalo, New York (2005-2009).
Mr. Brereton=s appointment as Consul General in Atlanta also follows extensive periods of service at the departmental headquarters in Ottawa where he served as Director of the Investment Trade Policy Division from 1999-2005 and as Director of the Trade Controls Policy Division at the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade in the late 1990's. In earlier positions at headquarters, he served as Departmental Assistant to the Minister of Industry and International Trade, Deputy Director of the U.S. Tariffs and Market Access Division, and Trade Policy Officer in the GATT (General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade) Division.
A native of Toronto, Mr. Brereton and his wife Carolyn have two sons, James and William.
The Consulate General of Canada in Atlanta administers trade, investment, consular and public affairs programs throughout a six-state territory in the southeastern United States -- Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.