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Ambassador’s Biography

Hilary Childs-Adams

Hilary Childs-Adams (BSL Hons [Translation], Laurentian University, 1976) joined the Department of External Affairs in 1980 following employment at the Parliament of Canada. She served abroad as ambassador to Lebanon and as deputy head of mission at the Embassy to Germany after postings in Brussels, New York City and Mexico City. At Global Affairs Canada, she most recently headed the Government of Canada’s engagement with the World Economic Forum and also worked as director for Western Europe.  As departmental coordinator for national unity, she designed and launched the Public Diplomacy Fund, served as deputy coordinator for federal-provincial-territorial relations and headed the Energy Section. Seconded to Teleglobe Canada in Montréal for two years, she worked on the International Telecommunications Union’s Centre for Telecommunications Development.


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