Who We Are
Shortly before the COVID19 pandemic enveloped the world, a small group of retired members of the Canadian foreign service began to meet in Ottawa/Gatineau to set up a new organization. We eventually decided to call this organization the Canadian Foreign Service Alumni Forum (CFSAF) / Le Forum des anciens du service extérieur canadien (FASEC). We also decided to try to make the “Forum”, as we call it in short, as inclusive and representative as possible, open mainly to retired (or soon-to-be retired) Canadian foreign service personnel from all foreign service departments, all occupational groups and all streams.
CFSAF/FASEC aspires to achieve several goals. We hope to become a common point of communication for the retired or soon-to-retire members of the Canadian foreign service. When it becomes possible, we may attempt to organize events, or help with the organization of events both in Canada and abroad. We also hope to offer opportunities to share experiences and expertise, possibly in specific projects, or possibly in advertising positions for which foreign service experience is desirable. Above all, in our communications both within our organization and with those outside of the Canadian foreign service, we hope to demonstrate the continuing value, relevance and significance of a vital foreign service, especially in times of difficulty.
If you have announcements you would like to make, thoughts on projects for the Forum, issues that should be tackled by an organization of this nature, or if you wish to volunteer to assist in our efforts, we would like to hear from you.
Please be in touch by way of our email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.