German Ambassador Sabine Sparwasser
Relations between Canada and Germany have never been more important than today. I am happy to be in Canada.German Ambassador Sabine Sparwasser
The different sections of the Embassy:
Gerhard Schlaudraff is the Deputy Head of Mission. He 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: Commander (s.g.) Lars Johst
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: Gerhard Schlaudraff
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: Christin Furtwängler
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: Manuel Furtwängler
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: Michael Bartholmei