Between July 18 and 19, 2018, Dr. Miguel Villarroel accompanied the President of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, Dr. Francesco Rocca to visit the National Society of the Canadian Red Cross. This meeting was held with Mr. Conrad Sauve (President and CEO of the Canadian Red Cross) Gavin Gales (Chairman of the Board of the Canadian Red Cross), Hossam Eisharkawi (Assistant General Secretary and Vice President for International Relations of the Canadian Red Cross), Sarah Fowler (Member of the Governing Board IFRC) and Walter Cotte (Regional Director of the IFRC for America).
The Canadian Red Cross could make an exhibition of its operations and evolution, as well as a meeting with members and staff of the National Office. Then a Dialogue was held with senior managers of the organization.
Later, Dr. Miguel Villarroel held a meeting at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Canada with Mr. Martin Benjamin, assistant to the Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs (America) and Marie-Helene A. Rivard (Senior Program Officer of International Humanitarian Assistance Programs), with the participation of from Hossam Eisharkawi (Deputy Secretary General and Vice President for International Relations of the Canadian Red Cross), Lai-Ling Lee (Head of the Canadian Department of the Red Cross of America) and Walter Cotte (Regional Director of the IFRC for America).