The Confucius Institute has a unique mission that involves fully engaging with the resources available to it by virtue of its presence in Canada’s National Capital Region. The Institute seeks to have a profound impact on the cultural and economic relationship between China and Canada, and can serve as a high-level forum for policy makers, and business and community leaders, in addition to Carleton University students. The Confucius Institute will provide credit courses on Chinese language and culture, as well as executive programs for the workplace audiences in private and public sectors. The Confucius Institute will also organize workshops and seminars, featuring visiting Chinese government regulators and business executives. The Confucius Institute will continuously explore possibilities for academic exchanges and collaborations between Carleton University and its Confucius Institute partner, Huazhong Normal University.