Canada appoints new ambassador to Haiti

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September 18, 2023 - Ottawa, Ontario - Global Affairs Canada

The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced the appointment of André François Giroux as Ambassador of Canada to Haiti. He replaces Sébastien Carrière.

Canada continues to play a leadership role in the response to the ongoing political, security and humanitarian crisis in Haiti through the coordination of international security assistance, the implementation of targeted sanctions and the provision of humanitarian and development assistance to support the urgent needs of the Haitian people. Canada will continue to support Haiti and advocate for Haitian-led solutions to the current crisis in the country.

The experience Mr. Giroux has gained during his distinguished career at Global Affairs Canada will prove vital in his new role as Ambassador of Canada to Haiti as he furthers Canada’s important work with international partners and Haitian stakeholders to bring lasting peace and stability to the country.


“Canada is committed to continuing to work with its international partners to support Haiti and its people in addressing the widespread violence, crime, and corruption in the country. I would like to express my most sincere thanks to Sébastien Carrière, who has worked tirelessly to support Canada’s efforts in Haiti over the last 2 years, and congratulate André François Giroux, who will continue this important work.”

- Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs

Quick facts

  • Canada and Haiti officially established diplomatic relations in 1954 and have since maintained strong diplomatic ties.

  • Canada is represented in Haiti by the Embassy of Canada to Haiti, in Port-au-Prince. Haiti is represented in Canada by an embassy in Ottawa, as well as a consulate general in Montréal and an honorary consulate in Toronto.

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