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By Candi Wolff, Executive Vice President, Global Government Affairs, Citi November 30, 2018 09:00 AM
Today, government leaders in the United States, Canada and Mexico signed the U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA) that is set to modernize the current North American Free Trade Agreement, known as NAFTA.
By Charif Mekdache, Associate, Derivative Sales and William Harper, Senior Associate, Corporate Banking November 01, 2016 12:00 PM
In September, 26 Citi colleagues from around the world joined 1,300 delegates from more than 190 countries at the One Young World (OYW) Summit in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Prior to the summit, the Citi delegation met in Toronto with Citi Canada’s leadership team and local business and community leaders, including Toronto Mayor John Tory. We also met with and heard inpsiring stories of number from young men and women who had benefitted from Citi Foundation grant partner Rise Asset Development (which invests in entrepreneurs with a history of mental health or addiction challenges).
The 2016 OYW summit focused on a wide range of urgent global issues including education and human rights, and sparked numerous conversations on how today’s youth can best effect meaningful societal change. Throughout our three days in Ottawa, delegates discussed and debated the importance of tomorrow’s change being led by today’s youth. And we had the pleasure of hearing from a number of young leaders from around the world about the different ways they had been able to impact their respective communities. We were also fortunate to hear from numerous world leaders, including Nobel Peace Prize winners former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan and Professor Muhammad Yunis, on issues including women’s rights, global climate change and the refugee crisis.
By John Hastings, Citi Country Officer, Canada April 07, 2016 09:00 AM
Around the world, Citi Country Officers (CCOs) work to balance the execution of their country business strategy with their responsibilities ensuring the safety and soundness of the Citigroup franchise. Through this blog series, we are pleased to share perspectives from CCOs around the world, as well an insider’s look at the countries and cities where Citi operates.
Tell Us About Canada
Official languages: English and French
Currency: Canadian Dollar
Population: 36,048,521 (2016 est.)
Weather: Canada has four distinct seasons, with Toronto temperatures reaching average highs of 26°C in the summer and lows of -6°C in the winter.
Best Tourist/Historical Sites: Ontario’s lakes, the Rocky Mountains and Canada’s Maritime Coast
What I Love About Living In Canada:
- The diversity of our people.
- Our close relationship with the U.S.
- And of course – hockey.
How many years has Citi been in your country?
Citi can trace its Canadian history back to 1919 when The National City Company Ltd., first opened offices here in Toronto and Montreal. After leaving for a period of time in the 1930’s, Citi returned to Canada in the 1950’s when First National City Bank purchased the Mercantile Bank of Canada and the International Trust Company to re-establish a presence in the Canadian market. Since then Citi has continued to grow and evolve. We are now primarily an institutional business, and a top-ten banking franchise for Citi based on revenue.
By Hazel McColl, Parks Program Coordinator City of Mississauga, Parks and Forestry May 30, 2014 01:57 PMOn Global Community Day, Citi will work with nonprofit organizations to strengthen communities around the world through volunteerism. One of our partners is the City of Mississauga Parks and Forestry. Hazel McColl, Parks Program Coordinator, talks about the Mississauga Parks Community Stewardship Program and partnership with Citi and the Citi Foundation.