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Canada–Germany: Institutions and Organizations

Diplomatic missions

Economic relations

  • The Canadian German Chamber of Industry and Commerce (AHK), part of the German Chamber Network, promotes bilateral economic relations between Canada and Germany. Its head office is in Toronto, with a branch office in Montreal.
  • The Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK) in Germany specializing in Canada is SIHK Hagen.
  • The German-Canadian Business Clubs in Berlin-Brandenburg, Frankfurt am Main, Hamburg, Cologne, Stuttgart and Munich cultivate economic ties between Germany and Canada.

Social networking

  • The German-Canadian Association, founded in 1951, fosters the traditionally strong cultural and social links between Germany and Canada. Its work centres around regional group events, alumni networking and the Work and Travel Program. There are regional groups in Baden-Württemberg, Berlin-Brandenburg, Bremen, Hamburg, Lower Saxony, Upper Bavaria, Rhine-Ruhr, Rhineland, Rhine-Main and Trier.
  • Friends of Canada get together at the MapleTable, a monthly meeting in the Hamburg region. 
  • Canada Meets Germany (CMG) is an interdisciplinary leadership program for young Germans and Canadians from a variety of fields including business, politics, academia, science, culture, and the media to meet and exchange ideas. The Canada meets Germany Alumni Forum was founded to sustain a solid and lasting exchange among CMG members and to organize study tours in Germany and Canada.
  • Further meetings and groups in Germany specifically for Canadians and friends of Canada can be found on the Internet at or (e.g.  CanuckAbroad, The Canadian ExpatDüsseldorf Expat Canadian Meetup, Connect! The Vancouver Canadian German Meetup, Canadians in Berlin).

Associations and foundations

  • Association for Canadian Studies
    The Association for Canadian Studies is a non-profit association with 650 members as of December 2008. Its primary function is to coordinate Canada-related academic activities in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
  • Foundation for Canadian Studies
    The Foundation for Canadian Studies is a charitable organization. Its priority is to support and promote Canadian Studies in German-speaking countries, by assisting in particular young scientists and academics.

Partnerships at local level 

Sister cities

  1. Zweibrücken (Rhineland-Palatinate) - Barrie (Ontario)
  2. Lahr (Baden-Württemberg) - Belleville (Ontario)
  3. Coburg (Bavaria) - Cobourg (Ontario)
  4. Mannheim (Baden-Württemberg) - Windsor (Ontario)
  5. Grimma (Saxony) - Leduc (Alberta)
  6. Hügelsheim (Baden-Württemberg) - Grand Centre (Alberta)
  7. Diedorf (Bavaria) - Kitchener (Ontario)
  8. Diedorf (Bavaria) - Oshawa (Ontario)
  9. Frankfurt am Main (Hesse) - Toronto (Ontario)



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