About us

Promote cultural meetings and contacts between Saxony and Canada

We support meetings between Germans and Canadians and Canada fans through volunteer events (lectures on current topics, exhibitions, Canadian speakers and artists). Your ideas and your help are very welcome.

In Central Germany with emphasis Jena, Halle / Leipzig, Dresden our members and age structure are very heterogeneous. All are related to Canada – be it the fact that they were born in Canada, worked there, or appreciate Canada as a travel destination.

At present we hold one to two events per year. These could be lectures by Canadian artists, readings by Canadian authors as well as a beer garden party and a barbecue in the future.

Provide economic insight

It is difficult in Germany to stay up to date about economical and fiscal policy issues in Canada. Therefore we will invite competent speakers from these areas from time to time to bridge the gap between the two nations.

Encourage students – students exchange

The advertising in our universities for our successful DKG students work program (WSP) is another focus. Each year, up to 100 German students, get the opportunity, through us, to work for three months in Canada and to travel.  At our events we also meet Canadian students who reside in Germany.

Get to know friends of Canada nationwide

Once a year, the DKG invites its members and Canada friends to a yearly event, each time to a different city. In 2012 we celebrated in Dresden-Hellerau with over 200 Canada friends.( )

Convey information

The DKG tries to answer questions concerning Canada or refers to competent authorities. We are actively supported by the Canadian Consulate / Embassy of Canada in Berlin.

Our members receive regular information about Canada through the “DKG-Journal”. It is published quarterly with a circulation of 1,200 exemplars.

We look forward to meeting you and welcome any DKG membership!

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