Louise Van Winkle
Louise Van Winkle
Head, Francophone Immigration, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada / Embassy of Canada in France

A native of Cornwall, Ontario, Louise Van Winkle studied in Ottawa and Toronto before working for the CBC in Toronto and later Winnipeg.  Having lived in France since 1991, she worked for the Cultural Service of the Ontario Delegation before joining the Public Affairs Section at the Canadian Embassy. Louise moved to the embassy’s Immigration Section in 1993, initially serving as Officer and becoming Head of Francophone Promotion in 2006.  She and her team organize the annual Destination Canada Mobility Forum in Paris and Brussels, which will be held as a virtual event for the first time in February 2021.