German Ambassador Sabine Sparwasser
German Ambassador Sabine Sparwasser
Relations between Canada and Germany have never been more important than today. I am happy to be in Canada.
Address, opening hours & contact
1 Waverley Street
Ottawa, Ontario K2P 0T8
Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany
P.O. Box 379, Postal Station “A”
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 8V4
Administrative / consular district
Please note that the Embassy in Ottawa does not offer consular services. Please contact the Consulate General in Toronto regarding all consular matters. (Exception: residents of the following jurisdictions can apply for Schengen visas [short-term business or tourist visas] through the Austrian Embassy in Ottawa: the National Capital Region and the counties Lanark; Leeds and Grenville; Prescott and Russell; Renfrew; Stormont, Dundas and Glengary; as well as Nunavut.)
Hours of telephone service:
Mon-Thu 8am to 1pm and 1:30pm to 4:00pm, Fri 8am to 1:30pm
Emergency number outside opening hours
Note on barrier-free access
The Embassy supports citizens with disabilities and strives to facilitate their access to staff within the limits of the architectural constraints.
Barrier-free access to the office building is located in the inner courtyard of the embassy and can be used in special cases by appointment. All doors of the building are sufficiently wide, but are not barrier-free and do not have automatic closing or opening mechanisms. All floors of the embassy can be reached by an elevator, the operating buttons of which are in Braille. There are no accessible toilets in the embassy building.
Please contact us to make prior arrangements, if you have further questions regarding accessibility, or if you need assistance.
The different sections of the Embassy:
Karina Häuslmeier is the Deputy Head of Mission. She takes care of coordination and policy issues and heads the science and economy section.
The Defence Attaché is Head of the Embassy's Service for Military Affairs. He represents the Federal Minister of Defence in all areas of cooperation with the Canadian armed forces. He also guides German military personnel in Canada and promotes contacts with the German defence industry.
Defence Attaché: : Lieutenant Colonel General Staff Stefan Dördrechter
The science and economy section promotes scientific, technological, and economic collaboration between Germany and Canada. We welcome inquiries and requests for information in all areas of German science, research, and business.
Head of science and economy section: Karina Häuslmeier
The embassy’s culture and communications team is the point of contact for German cultural life and policy. An important part of our work is supporting German language and cultural studies, organizing cultural events, and promoting exchange programs. We support the activities of the Goethe-Institutes in Canada, the German Academic Exchange Service, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, and other partners and organizations.
We also monitor Canadian media coverage and reach out to the Canadian public via our website, newsletter, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, providing information on Germany and the Germans. To that end, we keep in close contact with Canadian journalists, bloggers, and other media representatives.
Head of Department: Valentina Goldmann
The Embassy's political department observes Canada, foreign and domestic policy based on contacts with the Canadian government, Parliament and non-governmental institutions. In addition, the political officers inform Canadian partners and organisations about political developments within Germany and Germany's foreign and European policy.
Head of Department: Valerie Polydore
The administrative section is responsible for the internal organization and management of the Embassy. This includes the Embassy's personnel, budgetary planning, maintenance of the Chancery and the Ambassador's residence, and communication and security needs.
Head of Department: Sabine Haake