The Austrian-Canadian Society was founded in 2003 as a bilateral friendship society reflecting the general mission and vision of the “Federation of Austrian Foreign Societies – PaN – Partner of all Nations”. It is open to individuals, regardless of nationality, or companies who are focused on improving bilateral relationships between Austria and Canada in a sustainable manner. In particular, collaborative activities in the fields of traditional diplomacy, business, science and culture as well as inter-personal relationships are fostered.

The Austrian-Canadian Society is an effective platform for a bilateral exchange between the two countries largely due to the fact that numerous members of the Society have lived, worked or studied in both Austria and Canada. The Society supports short and long-term Canadian expatriates, Austrian repatriates, and Canadianists in general while helping individuals or Austrian businesses establish contacts in Canada.

Honorary President

His Excellency Ambassador Mark Bailey, Canadian Ambassador to Austria

Honorary Members

His Excellency Ambassador Dr. John Barrett
Her Excellency Ambassador Marie Gervais-Vidricaire
Counsellor Jennifer May
Counsellor Sheila Coutts
Ms. Anne Drover

Executive Board

President: DDr. Heinz SEITINGER     president@austria-canada.com
Vice-President: Karen  CONOLEY     vicepresident@austria-canada.com
Secretary General: Patti VOGRIG     secretarygeneral@austria-canada.com
Deputy Secretary General: Ricarda AMBERG    deputysecretarygeneral@austria-canada.com
Treasurer: Karin OCHENBAUER    treasurer@austria-canada.com
Members: Andreas GUGUBAUER
Dr. Armin  KAMMEL, LL.M., MBA
Timothy LEMAY
Auditors: Renate PAMMER

Scientific Board

Prof. Dr. Erhard LICK, ESCE Paris (Chairman)

Honorary Professor Dr. Armin KAMMEL, LL,M., MBA, Department of Economic Law and European Integration, Danube University, Krems

Prof. Dr. Waldemar ZACHARASIEWICZ, Director of the Centre for Canada Studies at the University of Vienna

Prof. Dr. Fritz Peter KIRSCH, Deputy Director of the Centre for Canada Studies at the University of Vienna

Prof. Dr. Klaus Dieter ERTLER, Managing Director of the Centre for Canada Studies at the University of Graz

Associate Prof. Dr. Martin LÖSCHNIGG, Head of Department at the Institute of Anglistic at the University of Graz

Prof. Dr. Ursula MOSER-MATHIS, Head of Department at the Canada Studies Centre at the University of Innsbruck

Prof. Dr. Gisela GERBER, Institut für Bildungswissenschaft, University of Vienna

Prof. Toni REINELT, University of Vienna

Prof. Dr. Dagmar REICHARDT, Dept. of Romance Languages and Cultures, Faculty of Arts, University of Groningen, The Netherlands

Dr. Doris EIBL, Institute for Romanic Studies, University of Innsbruck