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Canadian Ambassador to Ireland on National Famine Walk

2024-05-26

Canadian Ambassador to Ireland on National Famine Walk
Ambassador Nancy Smyth - Global Irish Famine Way Nancy Smyth joined Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada in 2005 as deputy director for Policy Planning (2005 to 2008) and acted as deputy head in the Transformation Office (2008 to 2009). She also worked with Employment and Social Development Canada as a director in the Program Operations Branch (2010 to 2015) and as director of International Policy Coordination at Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (2015 to 2016). Prior to working in government, she spent over a decade with Canada’s International Development Research Centre in several program and policy positions, including working in the South Africa office (1995 to 1997). Nancy served as the Director General for Social Development in Global Affair Canada’s Global Issues and Development Branch (2016 to 2020). In March 2021 Nancy was appointed as Canada’s Ambassador to Ireland.

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