The United States Ambassador to Canada is David Jacobson.
David Jacobson presented his credentials to the Governor General of Canada on October 2, 2009, becoming the 22nd United States Ambassador to Canada. Before coming to Ottawa, Ambassador Jacobson served in the White House as Special Assistant to the President for Presidential Personnel. Prior to his government service, he was a corporate lawyer in Chicago where he was active in civic and political affairs.
Since assuming his post, Ambassador Jacobson has traveled extensively throughout Canada to learn about the country and to meet the Canadian people. He has concentrated his efforts in four areas:
- Expanding the bilateral trading relationship – which is already the largest in the history of the world;
- Improving the security and the efficiency of the 9000 kilometer border between our countries;
- Working to strike the proper balance between utilizing the vast and secure energy resources of Canada while preserving the environment for ourselves and our children; and
- Fostering the shared values of the United States and Canada around the world.
Since coming to Canada, Ambassador Jacobson has celebrated the Stanley Cup victory of his Chicago Blackhawks. He was less excited about the results of the gold medal hockey game during the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. He has taken up cross country skiing and snowshoeing. He has also become an avid curling fan.
Ambassador Jacobson received a J.D. from Georgetown University where he was the Administrative Editor of the Georgetown Law Journal. He received his B.S. from the Johns Hopkins University.
Ambassador Jacobson and his wife, Julie, have two children. Wynne is a jewelry designer in Ottawa. Jeremy is a student at McGill.
Ambassador Jacobson regularly puts out a newsletter highlighting important aspects of the U.S.-Canada relationship. You can subscribe here!
- April 2013: Earth Day, Jazz Day, Doors Open Ottawa and more
- March 2013: Women's History Month and International Women's Day
- February 2013: Secretary Kerry's First Speech, African-American History Month, Trade and Tourism Highlights, and Visit Chicago!
- January 2013: An Inauguration, A Weekend of Service, and Honoring Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
- December 2012: Release of the BTB and RCC Reports to Leaders
- July 2012: Update on Beyond The Border
- July 2012: The United States and Canada: The State of the Relationship
- June 2012: NATO Summit and Armed Forces Day
- April 2012: North American Leaders Summit
- March 2012: Looking Beyond the Border
- December 2011: Beyond The Border
- November 2011: The U.S.-Canada Innovation Partnership
- August 2011: Travels Across Canada
- July 2011: Working Together
- June 2011: Regulator Cooperation Discussions
- May 2011: Welcome to Link2US