ABOUT THE CONSULATE GENERAL OF CANADA IN DENVER
The Consulate General of Canada in Denver is the official representative of the Government of Canada in the five-state U.S. Mountain West Region: Colorado, Kansas, Montana, Utah and Wyoming. Led by Consul General Sylvain Fabi, the Consulate General’s programs include trade and investment; political, economic and public diplomacy; and consular services for Canadians living or traveling within the region. The Consulate team of 18 staff are tasked with strengthening trade and economic ties; enhancing political, academic and cultural links; and assisting Canadians in the mission’s territory.
WHAT WE DO
CONSULAR SERVICES FOR CANADIANS
The Consulate General’s consular services team helps Canadians who face unexpected situations, such as arrest, detention, severe illness or injury, and the loss or theft of passports. As part of its core mandate, Global Affairs Canada (GAC) delivers consular services and advice to Canadians, provides timely and appropriate routine services – such as notarial services and urgent passport services – and coordinates the Government of Canada’s response to emergencies abroad that affect Canadians. GAC’s consular policies, including service standards, establish the framework within which consular officials deliver consistent and client-focused services to Canadians.
Registration of Canadians Abroad is a free service for Canadian citizens that allows the Government of Canada to notify you in case of an emergency abroad or a personal emergency at home. The service also enables you to receive important information before or during a natural disaster or civil unrest. The Consulate General of Canada in Denver encourages Canadian citizens to register for this service if you are living or visiting the region or if you are planning a vacation abroad.
TRADE SERVICES FOR CANADIAN BUSINESSES
The Consulate General’s International Business Development team is focused on making the connections necessary for Canadian companies to thrive in the Rocky Mountain West territory. The Consulate’s priority industry sectors are energy, clean technology, aerospace and ICT. The Consulate’s five-person trade team is eager to help Canadian companies looking to expand into the Mountain West and form partnerships with American companies. We also promote foreign direct investment into Canada.
The Consulate General, led by the Consul General, is Canada’s voice in the U.S. Mountain West Region. The Foreign Policy and Diplomacy Service (FPDS) team engages with local, state and federal officials as well as advocacy and industry influencers to represent Canadian interests, ensuring that the bilateral relationship remains strong at all levels. The FPDS team also promotes Canadian arts, culture and values in the mission’s territory, including by partnering with local festivals and events.
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CONSUL GENERAL SYLVAIN FABI
Sylvain Fabi joined the Consulate General of Canada in Denver in October 2020. He is also Canada’s chief negotiator for the modernization of the Columbia River Treaty with the United States. Mr. Fabi joined the Trade Commissioner Service of External Affairs and International Trade Canada in 1992. He worked in various geographic and trade policy divisions in Ottawa before becoming senior departmental adviser to the Minister of International Trade (2009 to 2010). He then served as Director for bilateral relations with South America and the Caribbean (2010 to 2013) and Executive Director of the North America Policy and Relations Division (2013 to 2015).
Mr. Fabi’s assignments abroad include trade commissioner at the embassy in Moscow (1995 to 1998), commercial counsellor at the embassy in Havana (2001 to 2005) and commercial counsellor at the embassy in Santiago (2005 to 2009). Mr. Fabi served as High Commissioner for Canada in Jamaica and the Bahamas (2013 to 2017). Before becoming Consul General in Denver, he was Executive Director, U.S. Transboundary Affairs Division (2017 to 2020).
Mr. Fabi is married to Jany Joyal and has two children, Frédéric and Isabelle.
Executive Assistant: Elisabeth Willner
TRADE COMMISSIONER SERVICE:
Kathryn Burkell, Consul and Senior Trade Commissioner
Wallace Ip, Vice-Consul and Trade Commissioner (Agriculture)
Stan Pence, Trade Commissioner (Energy, Mining)
David Smith, Trade Commissioner (Infrastructure, Technology)
Vacant, Trade Commissioner (Aerospace)
FOREIGN POLICY & DIPLOMACY SERVICE:
Stephen Green, Consul and Program Manager
Andy Janes, Senior Foreign Policy & Diplomacy Officer (Colorado, Kansas, Montana)
Lauren Simpson, Senior Foreign Policy & Diplomacy Officer (Utah, Wyoming, Media Relations)
Kimberly Lewis, Consular Program Manager
Alba Ziane, Consular Assistant