NATO Association of Canada - March 9th, 2020
Upcoming Events in Montreal, Ottawa and Toronto!
March 11th Montreal Event with Major-General Dany Fortin
The NATO Association of Canada will be supporting an event at the University of Montreal led by the previous commander to the NATO Mission in Iraq
This event will centre on the NATO Mission in Iraq, which was being led by Major-General Fortin before Major-General Carignan assumed the role in November. He will be discussing his experiences leading this mission on March 11th in Montreal. Save the date!
March 12th Hot Docs and UDocs Event
RBG – Inspiring Professionalism and Leadership Lessons Learned from Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

"This Hot Docs for Continuing Professional Education accredited screening and discussion for lawyers and business professionals will focus on women leadership through the inspiring professionalism and leadership lessons learned from Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The program will feature the 2 time Oscar nominated, Emmy and multiple other award winning/nominated film RBG as a case study. It will be followed by a panel featuring leading experts and scholars discussing the impact of women leadership on organizations and society as a whole."

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March 16th Toronto Event with Hanna Hopko, Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Ukrainian Parliament 2014-2019
The NATO Association Of Can ada and Canadian Forces College Foundation will be Co-Hosting an event on global security and emerging threats
6PM at the Canadian Forces College - 215 Yonge Blvd.

You are invited to join the NATO Association of Canada and Canadian Forces College Foundation for an intimate discussion with Hanna Hopko. She chaired the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Ukrainian Parliament from 2014 to 2019. In 2014, Foreign Policy magazine named Ms. Hopko a “Leading Global Thinker”. She is a member of the Young Global Leaders Networks of the World Economic Forum and Munich Security Conference and holds a PhD in Communications and Social Influence. Ms. Hopko is currently Chair of the 2020 Zero Corruption Conference—an international forum examining emerging threats to global security posed by corruption and money laundering.

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March 19th Event in Ottawa: De-escalation with Iran
This event will feature talks from experts on Iran who will be discussing updates about the NATO Mission and its importance
This event will be a very exciting opportunity to hear from experts on Iran and the Middle East discuss their opinions about the NATO mission in Iran. The event will be held at the British High Commission.

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March 31st Event in Toronto: A Moderated Discussion with Alexandra Alvarova
The moderated discussion will focus on the topic "From Nukes to Data Weapons: The Paradigm of the New Era"
Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Toronto in cooperation with University of Toronto, Munk School and NATO Association of Canada invites you to the moderated discussion with Alexandra Alvarova. Alexandra Alvarova is a recognized authority in political marketing and public relations as well as a sought-after seminar leader.

This event will be held from 2-4 on Tuesday March 31st at the University of Toronto, Munk School: 1 Devonshire Place 108 N North House, Toronto, Ontario. Admission is free! For more information on the event please visit
Recent Events
March 5th Event with Jason Wiseman on Counter-Terrorism in the EU
The NAOC and the Canadian Forces College foundation worked together to host this great event . Previous NAOC intern, Jason Wiseman, who is now the Special Advisor to the European Parliament on Anti-Terrorism was a wonderful speaker and the event was a success! We loved hearing from Jason and hope to have more informative events like this in the future.
February 25th Event at Glendon School of Public and International Affairs
The NAOC joined the Glendon School of Public and International Affairs, the CIC and the Mosaic Institute on February 25 th  to discuss the changing political landscape and the role NATO plays in preserving peace and security and how Canada can contribute to the this civil-military alliance.

February 20th Montreal Event with HMCS Donnacona
What a fascinating presentation! The Naval Warfare in the Age of AI Presentation by Alexis Amini, Research Analyst of the NATO Association of Canada and Director of the Association's Transatlantic Innovation Centre, highlighted how artificial intelligence (AI) will revolutionize 21st century naval warfare and how Canada can harness its pioneering work in Machine Learning to modernize its naval fleet.

February 26th NAOC Intern Alumni Pub Night
On the evening of February 26th, the NAOC held a pub night for our current interns and intern alumni. Dr. Darrell Bricker and Steve Orsini also attended the event and were kind enough to talk to our NAOC interns about their careers and impart some wisdom, along with some lessons they learned throughout their professional lives during this gathering.

Carleton Model NATO!
NATO Association Vice President Alex Corbeil and Director Pierre-Olivier Bussieres joined the opening ceremonies at the War Museum in Ottawa.

The Students had a great simulation!

February 6th Montreal Event with Major Marie Andree Lavoie
On February 6th in Montreal the NAOC and the University Club of Montreal hosted an event with Major Marie Andree Lavoie, contingent to the United Nations Mission in Mali! We would like to thank to our co-host, the University Club of Montreal, and Major Lavoie for an engaging event!

2019 Highlight: Reception of Honour for Rt. Hon Paul Martin
On the evening of November 1st, 2019, the NATO Association of Canada Honoured Rt. Hon. Paul Martin, 21st Prime Minister of Canada for his dedication to supporting and improving the rules-based international order.

In the Media
New NATO Poll

The most recent NATO poll shows that NATO is favourable among member states and provides a glimpse at what individuals think about Article 5, among other topics.

Negative Ads in Politics: A necessary evil?

Negative ads are attacked for contributing to voter cynicism and for being a form of manipulation. If so why do parties continue to increase negative ad spending? Ravdeep Sandal of the NATO Association of Canada analyzes negative ad benefits on democracy.

Read the article here.
Where to go from here? NATO’s first step in their Sexual Exploitation Policy

In this article, the NATO Association's Nicole Dougherty explores NATO's new Policy on Preventing and Responding to Sexual Exploitation and Abuse and the steps that the organization could take moving forward.

Read the article here.
Read our Disinformation and Digital Democracies Publication

Forwarded by NATO Association Editor-In-Chief, Dr. Joseph McQuade and with contributions from authors Janis Sarts , Sebastian Bay , Guna Šnore , Jazlyn Melnychuk of the NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence, Dr. Regina Rin Dr. Heidi Tworek , Elisha Corbett , Abigail Curlew , Dr. Jeffrey Monaghan , Victoria Heath , Christian Picard , Ryan Atkinson , Ian Litschko and Josh Campbell , t his scholarly publication features original work by leading experts studying information and democracy. This marks our first collaborative publication with our new Centre for Disinformation Studies.
NATO Video
#WeAreNATO Video

Watch our NATO Association video - Giving Thanks for Nothing - which explains the value of NATO including interaction with the Toronto Scottish Regiment and HMCS York.

Take a look here !