Heads of Missions Over the years one of the most common requests for information about the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade has been to identify those who have served as heads of Canadian posts abroad and their dates of service. The Department's Historical Section has, therefore, created the ‘Heads of Missions’ database for use as a reference guide by employees and by those in the academic community who have an interest in Canada's international relations. This dataset includes names of heads of missions abroad, diplomatic staff located in missions and some logistic information as published on DFATD's Internet site. 2014-01-31 2017-03-16 Global Affairs Canada open-ouvert@tbs-sct.gc.ca Government and PoliticsPersonsCountriesPersonal NamePositionForeign Affairs Heads of Missions by Country CSV http://data.international.gc.ca/por/hom/ods_country_footnotes.csv Heads of Missions by PersonCSV http://data.international.gc.ca/por/hom/ods_person_footnotes.csv Heads of Missions by Person PostingsCSV http://data.international.gc.ca/por/hom/ods_person_postings.csv Country - data dictionaryHTML http://data.international.gc.ca/por/hom/dd-hom-footnote-country-table-eng.htm Person - data dictionaryHTML http://data.international.gc.ca/por/hom/dd-hom-footnote-person-table-eng.htm Person Postings - data dictionaryHTML http://data.international.gc.ca/por/hom/dd-hom-person-posting-table-eng.htm

Heads of Missions

Over the years one of the most common requests for information about the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade has been to identify those who have served as heads of Canadian posts abroad and their dates of service. The Department's Historical Section has, therefore, created the ‘Heads of Missions’ database for use as a reference guide by employees and by those in the academic community who have an interest in Canada's international relations. This dataset includes names of heads of missions abroad, diplomatic staff located in missions and some logistic information as published on DFATD's Internet site.

  • Publisher - Current Organization Name: Global Affairs Canada
  • Publisher - Organization Name at Publication: Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada
  • Licence: Open Government Licence - Canada

Resources

Resource Name Resource Type Format Language Links
Heads of Missions by Country Dataset CSV English
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Heads of Missions by Person Dataset CSV English
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Heads of Missions by Person Postings Dataset CSV English
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Country - data dictionary Guide HTML English Access
Person - data dictionary Guide HTML English Access
Person Postings - data dictionary Guide HTML English Access

Comments(8 )

This site is totally opaque. Comapred to the inormation available in the past, this site is clearly intended to obscure rather than inform.

Hi Charles, we are sorry that you are not satisfied with our website. We are continuously trying to improve our portal and your feedback is important to us. If there is any information that you'd like help looking for, please let me know so I can assist you further. Momin, the Open Government team.

Incomplete

Thanks so much for highlighting this issue. We have shared it with the data holder. The open-ouvert team

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Le nom de Pierre Edgar Charpentier n'apparait pas dans cette liste (ods_person_footnotes.csv). Il fut diplomate de carrière entre les années 1950 et 1980, finissant comme ambassadeur à Washington. Curieusement, le nom de son frère -- Georges -- et de son père -- Fulgence figurent dans la liste. De plus, le format CSV est confus et désorganisé. Par respect pour les familles de ces diplomates, qui ont voyagé à l'étranger avec leur père ou mère, quelqu'un pourrait passer quelques heures à mettre un peu d'ordre dans ce fouillis qui n'est pas digne des Affaires Extérieures.

These data sets seem incomplete

truth to power, Patrick, truth to power