About Angela J. Bogdan, Chief of Protocol of Canada

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Ms. Bogdan is currently Chief of Protocol of Canada and Champion for Women in the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade. She joined DFAIT in 1984 and most recently served as Inspector General.

Ms. Bogdan has held several off shore assignments. She was High Commissioner to Sri Lanka and the Maldives and prior to that held the post of Ambassador to the Former Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. Ms. Bogdan has also served as Political Counsellor in Warsaw, Deputy Political Advisor at Canada's Mission to NATO and as Vice Consul in Melbourne.

In Ottawa, Ms. Bogdan was formerly Director of the Global Partnership Programme, Canada's $1 billion cooperative threat reduction programme and has held several other HQ Assignments including as Head of Nuclear Policy in the Defence Relations Division and in the Asia Pacific Relations and the United Nations Divisions.

Ms. Bogdan holds a BA in International Relations, a BEd and a Master Degree in Strategic Studies from York University in Toronto. She is married to Gary Firth and they have 4 children.

Role of the Chief of Protocol of Canada

The Chief of Protocol of Canada is considered the most senior protocol officer for high-level international visits to Canada and outgoing state, official and working visits, as well as for overall issues relating to the entitlements and special status granted to the foreign diplomatic community in Canada, which includes a number of international organizations.