The Atlantic Council of Canada is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental organization, founded in 1966 to promote knowledge and understanding of international peace and security and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in Canada.
The Atlantic Council of Canada is dedicated to the view that the transatlantic relationship between Canada, the United States, and the nations of Europe, is of critical importance to Canada in terms of culture, security and economic prosperity. In order to realize this vision as the premier sponsor and support organization of NATO in Canada, the Atlantic Council of Canada performs a number of fund raising, public outreach, and educational initiatives.
The work of the Atlantic Council of Canada includes:
- Organizing and promoting, alone or in cooperation with others, conferences, seminars, roundtables, speakers’ dinners and lunches, including an annual Spring Conference in Toronto, and a Fall Conference in Ottawa.
- Organizing tours to NATO centres in North America and Europe.
- Stages a variety of fund raising events such as awards dinners and a golf tournament.
- Publishes conference proceedings, the Atlantic Council of Canada Newsletter, the NATO Economy Forum Newsletter, and the news digest In Focus.
- Offers short-term placements to national and international interns.
- Sponsors youth activities such as essay contests, and a speakers’ program for secondary school students.
Please check this website regularly for upcoming events, reports on past events, announcements of youth activities, and the posting of new articles and our newsletter.
As a leading member of the Atlantic Treaty Association (ATA), the Atlantic Council of Canada has strong and enduring ties with sister organizations in each of the Alliance countries, including members of NATO’s Partnership for Peace and Mediterranean Dialogue programmes. The ACC has played a leading role with other ATA affiliates, in the recent modernization and transformation of the Atlantic Treaty Association, as well as the development of the Youth Atlantic Treaty Association (YATA).
The Council has strong partnerships with the Government of Canada including the departments of Foreign Affairs, International Trade, Defence and the Canadian International Development Agency. In addition, the Council maintains linkages with international organizations such as the World Bank Group, the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development, NATO Headquarters, the International Criminal Court, and various prominent international NGOs and think tanks. The Council’s audience includes high-level government officials, foreign diplomats, senior military officers in Canada and abroad, corporate executives, leaders of other international organizations and university and high school students.
The Atlantic Council of Canada is a registered charitable organization dependent for its operating funds on membership fees and business and personal donations and sponsorships. Please click on the Sponsorship tab for further details. A charitable receipt for tax purposes will be sent promptly to any donor.
Our national office in Toronto is conveniently located on the southeast corner of University and Adelaide, near the St. Andrews Subway Station. We welcome visitors and encourage those concerned with Canadian transatlantic relations and international peace and security to seek membership. Please use the resources provided by this webisite for more information or contact the staff of the Atlantic Council of Canada.