Louise LaRocque

It is my honour to represent the Government of Canada in Croatia and Kosovo, and I want to welcome you to our website.  I look forward to fostering Canada’s bilateral political and economic relations with Croatia and Kosovo by promoting exchanges among people, sharing expertise, and providing high quality service to our clients.

The Canadian Embassy is located at Prilaz Gjure Dezelica 4 in Zagreb.

If you are either a Canadian visitor or a Canadian residing in Croatia or Kosovo, you can help us to provide you with quality service by registering with the Embassy at the earliest possible opportunity. This will help us locate you and provide you with assistance in the event of an emergency. Registration is easy and can be completed on-line at the following address: http://travel.gc.ca/travelling/registration   

Currently in Canada, there are more than 112,000 Canadians of Croatian descent who are actively engaged in all aspects of Canadian life.  Many of them maintain strong connections with Croatia and effectively contribute to its social and economic well-being. Our programme, International Experience Canada, promotes exchanges in Canada for young people from Croatia, further strengthening our ties.

Relations between Canada and Kosovo continue to expand with the accreditation of a Kosovar Ambassador to Canada. I look forward to deepening Canada’s relationship with Kosovo and increasing our dialogue at all levels.

Through this website, I hope you will find useful information on Canada and the services and activities of our embassy. Please visit us often!

Louise LaRocque began working in the Canadian federal government as a French teacher, first in Ottawa and then at the Canadian High Commission in the United Kingdom. She next was Visa and Consular Officer at the Canadian Embassy in Saudi Arabia. Upon her return to Canada, Ms. LaRocque became professional training coordinator for the City of Ottawa.  Her subsequent overseas experiences brought her to Kuwait, where she taught at a private school, preparing young Palestinian and Kuwaiti women for employment with foreign companies. Once back in Ottawa, Ms. LaRocque joined Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada where she served as Deputy Director and, subsequently, as Director of the Centre for Management and Professional Development at the Canadian Foreign Service Institute.  Ms. LaRocque was later named Executive Director of the International Trade Corporate Secretariat. Most recently, she served as Deputy Inspector General and Director of mission inspections.   Ms. LaRocque is a widow and has two sons.