• Friday, September 29, 2017 at 07:00 PM
    Shiraz Restaurant, in Richmond Hill, ON, Canada

    Fundraising Reception

    Eventbrite - Fundraising Reception

     Join us on Friday, September 29, 2017 to support the efforts and initiatives of the Iranian Canadian Congress (ICC). Your participation and financial support will strengthen the institution that advocates for your rights and your interests. 


    - Mobilize a grassroots network of Iranian Canadian advocates across Canada.
    - Advocate for renewed relations between Iran and Canada, and the rights of Iranian Canadians to access necessary consular services. 
    - Fight discrimination against our community, anti-Iran rhetoric and Iranophobia. 
    - Block any efforts to impose new sanctions on Iran that negatively affect our community.
    - Highlight the many positive contributions of the Iranian-Canadian community to Canada's multicultural society. 
    - Encourage participation of Iranian-Canadians in the Canadian society. 

    The ICC is the only organization that advocates for the interests of the Iranian Canadian community nationally in the political, social economic, and cultural spheres. Support the ICC to strengthen our community’s voice in Canada.

    * GENERAL ADMISSION: $50. Additional donation is encouraged and appreciated. 

    * STUDENT ADMISSION: $30. Student tickets are not available online and must be purchased in person showing valid student ID. 

    * Hors d'oeuvres and a complementary drink will be served. Cash bar is available.

    Purchase your tickets online using the following link:
    * Online tickets are subject to a $3.60 CND service fee.

    To purchase your ticket in person, call 647-539-4344 where it can be picked up from our office at 45 Sheppard Avenue East, Unit 900, from 9 AM to 5 PM Monday to Friday.

    * Tickets shall be purchased in advance. Tickets are not guaranteed at the door. 

    If you have any questions, please email us at

  • Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 02:00 PM

    Discussion session with ICC and MP Majid Jowhari in Vancouver

    کنگره ایرانیان کانادا برای اولین بار در ونکوور:

    جلسه گفت و گو با کنگره ایرانیان کانادا همراه با نماینده فدرال مجید جوهری 

    از عزیزان جامعه ایرانی ونکوور دعوت میکنیم که در اولین جلسه کنگره ایرانیان کانادا در ونکوور روز شنبه ۱۰ دسامبر، ۲۰۱۶ از ساعت ۲-۴ بعدازظهر شرکت کنند. مهمان ویژه این جلسه نماینده مجلس فدرال کانادا آقای مجید جوهری خواهد بود

    محل جلسه

    Fletcher Challenge Theatre

    Simon Fraser University, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver


    محور گفت و گو ها در این جلسه در رابطه با موضوعات زیر است

    کنگره ایرانیان کانادا و نقش این سازمان در تشویق مشارکت مدنی ایرانیان در کانادا

    تجدید روابط کانادا و ایران و نقش جامعه ایرانی کانادایی

    مشکلات جامعه مهاجر ایرانی کانادایی و سیاست های دولت فدرال برای رفع این مشکلات

    مشارکت جامعه مهاجر ایرانی کانادایی در صحنه سیاسی و اجتماعی کانادا

    از علاقمندان به شرکت در این جلسه خواهشمندیم برای شرکت در جلسه ثبت نام کنند

    شرکت در این جلسه برای عموم آزاد و رایگان است

    در بخش پرسش و پاسخ حاضرین همچنین فرصت خواهند داشت سوالات و نظرات خود را در رابطه با سیاست های دولت فدرال کانادا با آقای مجید جوهری در میان بگذارند


    Information Session with the Iranian Canadian Congress and MP Majid Jowhari

    For the first time the Iranian Canadian Congress hosts an information session for the Iranian Canadian community in Vancouver. Our special guest in this session is Member of Parliament Majid Jowhari. During this session our panelists will be discussing the following topics:

    -          Iranian Canadian Congress and its role in promoting civic engagement in our community.

    -          Canada-Iran relations and the role of our community.

    -          Challenges and priorities of Iranian immigrants in Canada and federal policies to resolve these challenges.

    -          Engagement of the Iranian Canadian diaspora in the Canadian political system.

    Date and Time: Saturday December 10th, 2016 from 2-4PM.

    Location: Fletcher Challenge Theatre, Simon Fraser University, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver

    Please RSVP. 

  • Friday, December 02, 2016 at 06:30 PM through December 03, 2016
    York Mills Gallery in Toronto, ON, Canada

    Simorgh Gala 2016


    Eventbrite - Simorgh Gala

    The Iranian Canadian Congress is presenting the first annual Simorgh Gala to celebrate the contributions of the Iranian Canadian community to Canada’s multicultural society and recognize the hard work and dedication of our community leaders, the movers, and shakers; those who have passionately worked for many years to improve the lives of their fellow community members and helped to enrich the quality of life and culture of the community at large.
    Guests will enjoy a delectable dinner while enjoying the celebration of the Simorgh award recipients, notable presenters as well as featuring performances from some of the very best entertainers and musicians in our community. Several dignitaries from the three levels of government (federal, provincial and municipal) and from different Canadian political parties will be present at this gala.
    ‘Simorgh’, this ancient bird of Persian mythology symbolizes many qualities. Although the stories of this bird are symbolic and profound at the same time, the message is simple; unity and love. As Attar beautifully explains in ‘The Conference of the Birds’, it was the solidarity among the birds that gave them the courage to survive and find their way.
    Join us in this first Simorgh Gala to celebrate our community’s achievements and thank those who have dedicated their lives to the betterment of our community.
    List of honorary guests, dignitaries and Simorgh Award recipients will be announced soon.
    ADMISSION: $150 per person
    • For tickets or to reserve your table please call 647-539-4344 or email
    • Each table fits 8 people.
    • Only tickets purchased together are guaranteed to be sited on the same table (max 8 per table).
    LOCATION: York Mills Gallery, 1885 Leslie Street (York Mills & Leslie).
    DATE & TIME: Friday, December 2nd, 2016
    Reception starts at 6:30PM. Formal program starts at 8PM.
    A night to indulge in a delectable culinary experience. One of Toronto’s premier catering companies, CaterTrendz, will serve our guests at the Simorgh Gala. The CaterTrendz brand encompasses urban hip, nouveau chic, and classical elegance.
    • A variety of hor d'oeuvres will be served during the reception.
    • Guests will enjoy a delightful 3-course meal while enjoying the celebrations.
    • Open bar will be available during the night.
    We’ve organized a memorable night for you; this is going to be a special evening you don’t want to miss! A night to unwind, mingle, and enjoy your time with your friends and family. A night to take a stroll down memory lane through a wonderful music performance that covers top 10 all time favourite Persian songs. A night to get your groove on and dance to a customized playlist of top oldies and new Persian pop songs. And a night with the theme and stories of ‘Simorgh’, this antique bird of Persian mythology.
    We have arranged some of the very best entertainers and musicians in our community to perform at the Simorgh Gala.
    • Mehran Aminian, a remarkable Toronto-based composer & vocalist will be accompanied by a group of talented local musicians to perform a set of beautiful, all time favourite, nostalgic songs that we all have memories with.
    • DJ Kasra will take over later during the night, with a special playlist of dance music, which is tailored especially for that night, to put the final touch to the event.
    • Formal dress code in effect.
    • Limited sponsorship opportunities are available. For more info please email or call our office at 647-539-4344.
    • Age limit: no children under age of 12.

    Eventbrite - Simorgh Gala

  • Friday, August 26, 2016 at 08:00 PM through August 27, 2016
    The Spoke Club in Toronto, ON, Canada

    Summer Social Mixer


    Eventbrite - Summer Social Mixer

    The Iranian Canadian Congress is having its first Summer Social Mixer, and we want you there!

    Let’s end the season right by connecting with one another and enjoying each other’s company by having fresh summer cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.

    The purpose of this event is for young Iranian-Canadians to network and socialize in a friendly environment.

    Don’t miss this one of a kind event in the beautiful Gallery room of The Spoke Club!

    Tickets: $30

    • All tickets should be bought online in advance via our website. See end of this page to purchase your tickets online. OR
    • E-Transfer us your admission fee by email to:

    Hors d'oeuvres will be served courtesy of ICC, cash bar will be available.

    19+ event.

    Eventbrite - Summer Social Mixer

  • Friday, August 19, 2016 at 06:00 PM


  • Saturday, July 09, 2016 at 10:30 AM

    Public Consultation: Challenges and Priorities

    We'd like to invite you to ICC's first Public Consultation session on July 9th, 2016 at North York Civic Centre (5100 Yonge Street, Toronto) to discuss problems, challenges and priorities of the Iranian Canadian community. This consultation session is arranged as part of the planning and prioritization process that the board of directors of ICC has initiated since the last Annual General Meeting in May 2016. This consultation session is open to public and free of charge. 

    During this session attendees are encourage to talk about their responses to the following questions:

    - In your perspective what are the issues and challenges that Iranian Canadians face in society ?
    - How do these issues and concerns affect members of our community?
    - What solutions and resources do you believe can potentially address and eradicate these identified problems?

    Please note that to ensure that all attendees are comfortable to speak their mind and discuss their ideas no recording devices or cameras are allowed in this session. 

    دعوت به جلسه هم‌فکری عمومی

    روز نهم جولای ۲۰۱۶ ساعت ۱۰:۳۰ صبح، اتاق شماره ۳ نورث یورک سیویک سنتر،

    ضمن عرض سلام، احتراماً به اطلاع می‌رساند کنگره‌ی ایرانیان کانادا برای تدوین سیاست‌ها و برنامه‌های بلندمدت خود نیازمند هم‌فکری شماست و این فراخوان به منظور دعوت عمومی برای شرکت در جلسه همفکری در رابطه با مشکلات جامعه ایرانی کانادایی ارسال شده است. همه‌ی ما به عنوان مهاجرین نسل اول و دوم ایرانی پا به کانادا گذاشته ایم و کمابیش با طیف متنوعی از چالش‌ها و فراز و نشیب‌های معمول مهاجرت مواجه بوده و هستیم. با وجود همه این مشکلات، در طی سه دهه اخیر ایرانیان کانادا به سطح قابل قبولی از موفقیت‌های علمی، اقتصادی و حرفه ای نایل شده اند. اگرچه، جامعه‌ی ایرانیان کانادا از نظر سطح مشارکت و تاثیرگذاری بر فرایندهای تصمیم‌گیری سیاسی در سطوح ملی، استانی و شهری آن‌طور که شایسته آن است توفیق نداشته است.

    به همین جهت کنگره درصدد دریافت نظرات عمومی برای شناسایی و یافتن راه‌حل مشکلات جامعه‌ی رنگین‌کمانی ایرانیان کانادایی است. این هم‌فکری سازنده، فرصتی خواهد بود تا مهم‌ترین اولویت‌های جامعه‌ی ایرانیان کانادا به شکلی مدون تبیین شده و مبنایی برای رایزنی‌های موثر آتی باشد. بدین جهت مشتاق آن هستیم که از نظرات شما که قطعاً دغدغه‌ی پیشرفت و بهبود وضعیت جامعه ایرانی کانادایی را دارید، بهره ببریم. موجب امتنان خواهد بود اگر نظرات‌تان را پیرامون سوالات پایه‌ای زیر ثبت کرده و درتاریخ ۹ جولای ۲۰۱۶ روز شنبه از ساعت ۱۰:۳۰ صبح در نورث یورک سیویک سنتر اتاق شماره ۳ با کنگره‌ی ایرانیان کانادا در میان بگذارید یا به ایمیل بفرستید و در این فرآیند مشارکت داشته باشید.

    ۱- به نظر شما مهمترین مشکلاتی که جامعه ایرانیان کانادا در شرایط کنونی با آن مواجه است چیست؟

    ۲- از نظر کیفی، مشکلات مذکور به چه میزان اثر بازدارنده بر موفقیتهای فردی و اجتماعی آن بخش از اعضای جامعه داشته است؟

    (اختیاری) ۳- کنگره ایرانیان کانادا به چه نحوی می بایست این مشکل/مشکلات را در رایزنی های سیاسی و اجتماعی مد نظر قرار دهد؟ 

    لازم به ذکر است این برنامه برای شرکت عموم آزاد است. از آنجا که هدف این برنامه مشورت عمومی است برای راحتی و اعتماد شرکت کنندگان در ارائه نظرات خود این برنامه به هیچ عنوان ضبط تصویری نمیشود. گزارشی از نظرات طرح شده از طریق کنگره ایرانیان کانادا در اختیار علاقمندان قرار خواهد گرفت. 

  • Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 02:00 PM

    ICC Annual General Meeting


    When: 2PM on Sunday May 15, 2016

    Where: Council Chamber, North York Civic Centre (5100 Yonge Street)

    Note: The membership cut-off is extended from May 6th to Friday noon, May 13th, 2016. Anyone whose membership has been expired will be able to renew his/her membership and vote at the AGM from 10AM-2PM at Council Chamber, North York Civic Centre.   


    Dear Members of the Iranian Canadian Congress,


    Notice is hereby given to all members of the Iranian Canadian Congress (ICC) that the ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING of the ICC will be held on Sunday May 15th, 2016 at 2PM in North York Civic Centre, Council Chamber in North York, Ontario (5100 Yonge Street) to conduct the following:

    • Provide a report about the annual activities and performance of the organization.
    • Election for six new board members for the ICC Board of Directors.


    Nomination Procedure: ICC members interested to run for a position on the Board of Directors shall follow these steps:

    Step 1: Review the eligibility requirements for board nominees (as per the ICC by-law):

    • Must have been a member in good standing for at least one (1) year immediately preceding the AGM;
    • Must be 21 years or older;
    • Must be a Canadian Citizen;
    • Must have lived in Canada for at least 5 years in aggregate;
    • Must pass a criminal background check.

    Step 2: If you meet the eligibility requirements, send an email to to announce your intention to run before April 15th, 2016 (11:59PM). Make sure you include your full name and contact information in this email.

    Step 3: To complete the nomination process all nominees shall submit the following documents to ICC by email before April 20th, 2016:

    1. A biography and/or nomination statement in maximum 300 words;
    2. A passport size photo;
    3. A certificate of police clearance.

    Membership cut-off date

    ONLY members of the Iranian Canadian Congress are eligible to attend at the Annual General Meeting and vote for the election of new Board members. Therefore, those who become member of the ICC by the end of May 6th, 2016 (11:59PM) are eligible to vote at the upcoming AGM.

    Proxy Voting

    Members who are unable to vote in person at the AGM, can assign a proxy representative to vote for them. We will send you the proxy form and instructions in a separate email in the next few weeks.  

    In the coming weeks we will provide you more information about the upcoming AGM.


    Board of Directors
    Iranian Canadian Congress

    اعلامیه رسمی مجمع عمومی سالیانه کنگره ایرانیان کانادا

    زمان: یکشنبه ۱۵ ماه مه، ۲۰۱۶ ساعت ۲ بعدازظهر

    مکان: سالن اجتماعات شهرداری نورت یورک، واقع در ۵۱۰۰ خیابان یانگ


    اعضای محترم کنگره ایرانیان کانادا


    بدینوسیله به آگاهی می رساند که مجمع عمومی سالیانه کنگره ایرانیان کانادا ساعت ۲ بعدازظهر روز یکشنبه ۱۵ ماه مه ۲۰۱۶ در سالن اجتماعات شهرداری نورت یورک برای رسیدگی به موارد ذیل برگزار خواهد شد 

    گزارش فعالیت و عملکرد کنگره ایرانیان کانادا در ۱۲ ماه گذشته

    برگزاری انتخابات برای جای گزینی شش (۶) عضو هیأت مدیره که دوره ماموریت آنان پایان می یابد


    شرایط نامزدی برای عضویت در هیات مدیره به استناد اساسنامه کنگره ایرانیان کانادا بشرح زیر است 

    الف) عضویت در کنگره ایرانیان کانادا برای حداقل یکسال کامل که زمان آن بلافاصله پیش ازتاریخ انتخابات پیش رو محاسبه میگردد؛

    ب)  حداقل ۲۱ سال و یا بیشتر سن داشته باشند؛

    ج) شهروند کانادا باشند؛

    د) حداقل (یا در مجموع) ۵ سال در کانادا ساکن بوده باشند؛

    ه) بایستی دارای سوء پیشینه نباشند؛ 

    همگی اعضای علاقمند به عضویت در هیات مدیره کنگره ایرانیان کانادا که دارای شرایط فوق هستند میبایست تا تاریخ ۱۵ آوریل، ۲۰۱۶ پیش از ۱۱:۵۹ شب قصد عضویت خود در هیات مدیره کنگره ایرانیان کانادا را به آدرس ایمیل کنگره ارسال کنند

    برای تکمیل مراحل نامزدی افرادی که قصد خود به عضویت در هیات مدیره را برای هیات مدیره کنگره ایرانیان کانادا اعلام کرده اند باید تا ۲۰ ماه آوریل، ۲۰۱۶ مدارک زیر را به آدرس ایمیل کنگره ارسال کنند

    خلاصه ای از سوابق و دلایل علاقمندی برای عضویت در هیأت مدیره در حد اکثر ۳۰۰ لغت

     یک عکس جدید در اندازه پاسپورت

    گواهی عدم سوء پیشینه از اداره پلیس


    تنها اعضای کنگره می توانند در مجمع عمومی شرکت کرده و رأی دهند. از اینرو آنهایی که تا پایان روز جمعه ۶ ماه مه ۲۰۱۶  به عضویت کنگره در آمده و یا عضویت خود را تمدید کنند می توانند در انتخابات شرکت نمایند


    هیأت مدیره کنگره ایرانیان کانادا


  • Sunday, May 08, 2016 at 02:30 PM

    Candidates Forum + Q&A Session


    جلسه پرسش و پاسخ با کاندیداهای انتخاباتی هیئت مدیره کنگره ایرانیان کانادا. 
    زمان: یکشنبه ۸ می، ۲۰۱۶ ساعت ۲:۳۰ تا ۵ بعدازظهر.
    مکان: سالن اجتماعات شهرداری نورت یورک واقع در ۵۱۰۰ خیابان یانگ.

    Candidates Forum + Q&A Session
    When: Sunday May 8th, 2016 from 2:30-5PM.
    Where: Council Chamber, North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge Street

    For more info about the ICC Elections & AGM please visit our website:
  • Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 07:00 PM
    The Frog and Firkin in Toronto, ON, Canada

    ICC Pub Night: Meet The Candidates

    Dear friends,

    ICC would like to invite you to join us at our pub night event on April 28, 2016. During this pub night ICC members and supporters will have a chance to meet with the candidates for the 6 available positions at the ICC Board of Directors. The board elections will happen as part of the upcoming Annual General Meeting on Sunday May 15, 2016. Click here to review the list of candidates and their bios/nomination statement. 

    Our Pub Nights are open to public (members/non-members) and absolutely casual. Bring along friends and/or family members. The point is to spend a few fun hours together, have a couple of beers and some fries and maybe make some new friends :)

    We meet once a month, get to know each other, build rapport and trust that hopefully leads to an engaging and fun community for the coming years.

    Invite your friends, RSVP and hope to see you all there.

    This event is organized by ICC's Public Relations Committee.

  • Sunday, March 06, 2016 at 02:30 PM

    International Women's Day

    Here is an invitation from ICC's Culture Committee

    In celebration of International Women’s Day

    A Discussion About Women in Iranian Cinema

    Speaker: Dr. Khatereh Sheibani (Assistant Professor at York University)


    Organized by:

    Iranian Canadian Congress (Cultural Committee)

    Iranian Women’s Organization of Ontario

    Date: Sunday March 6, 2016

    Time: 2:30-4:30 PM

    Location: North York Public Library, Second Floor, Auditorium

    به مناسبت گرامیداشت روز جهانی زن

    "بازنمایی و بازنگری نقش زنان در سینمای ایران"

    سخنران: دکتر خاطره شیبانی -استادیار دانشگاه یورک

    برگزار کنندگان

    کنگره ایرانیان کانادا-کمیته فرهنگی

    سازمان زنان ایرانی انتاریو

    تاریخ: یکشنبه، ششم مارس، ۲۰۱۶

    زمان: ۲:۳۰- ۴:۳۰ بعدازظهر

    مکان: کتابخانه عمومی نورت یورک (۵۱۲۰ خیابان یانگ- سابوی نورت یورک)، طبقه دوم، سالن اجتماعات



    ICC Communications
    Iranian Canadian Congress

  • Friday, December 11, 2015 at 06:30 PM
    Persian Palace in Richmond Hill, ON, Canada

    Yalda Night

    Please note that this event is sold out. If you'd like to join the wait list, please send us an email with your name and number of guests:


    No children under 7.

    This event is sponsored by:




  • Sunday, December 06, 2015 at 02:30 PM

    نقش کلیشه های جنسی/جنسیتی در باز تولید خشونت علیه زنان در مناسبات پدر سالار و مرد سالار

    An event by ICC's Cultural Committee for the International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women. 

    All discussions in this event will be in Persian language. 


  • Thursday, December 03, 2015 at 06:00 PM
    To be confirmed.

    Open Board Meeting

    Dear ICC Members, 


    As part of our ongoing effort to improve transparency and openness in the conduct of the ICC Board, starting from December 3rd, 2015 one board meeting every month will be open to ICC members. Members will be able to register for these meetings in advance and attend the meeting as observers. 

    Date & Time: Thursday December 3rd, 2015 from 6-9PM. 

    Capacity: We are experimenting open board meetings for the first time. For this meeting we are limiting number of observers to 5. We hope to be able to accommodate more observers in near future.

    Location: details will be sent out to members who register online. 


  • Thursday, November 26, 2015 at 06:30 PM
    Wallace Gastropub in Toronto, ON, Canada

    Let's Meet: ICC Pub Night

    Dear friends,

    After a successful and cheerful first pub night, we now invite you to join us for our second gathering. 

    These events are open to public (non-members) and absolutely casual. Bring along friends and/or family members. The point is to spend a few fun hours together, have a couple of beers and some fries and maybe make some new friends :)

    We’ll meet once a month, get to know each other, build rapport and trust that hopefully leads to an engaging and fun community for the coming years.

    Hopefully, one day, we can make these small gatherings into one of our communities’ largest :)

    Invite your friends, RSVP and hope to see you all there.

    This event is organized by ICC's Public Relations Committee.

  • Sunday, November 15, 2015 at 02:30 PM

    Info Session: Effective Job Search

    Join us for an information session to become familiar with the steps and elements of an effective job search in the Canadian Labour Market. You will be introduced to the tools needed for your job search and the resources available to support you.

    You will learn about:
    • The Canadian Labour Market
    • Job search process
    • Job search strategies and techniques
    • Resume writing
    • Job interview
    • Importance of networking and cold calling 
    • Employment Standards Act

    This event is organized by ICC's Public Relations Committee.


    کمیته ارتباطات و مشارکت کنگره ایرانیان کانادا با همکاری موسسه کاریابی اکسس برگزار می میکند:
    کارگاه آموزشی کاریابی موثر به زبان فارسی توسط کارشناس کاریابی خانم الهه نجفی

    زمان: یکشنبه، 15 نوامبر 2015، از ساعت 2:30 تا 4:30 
    محل: اتاق شماره 3 ساختمان سیویک سنتر نورت یورک (میدان مل لست من)
    شرکت دراین جلسه برای همه رایگان است. 

    از آنجا که تقویت و ارتقاء جامعه ایرانی مقیم کانادا یکی از اصلی ترین اهداف کنگره ایرانیان کانادا می باشد و از آنجا که طریقه موثر و نتیجه بخش جستجوی کار، دغدغه همه اقشار جامعه از جمله تازه واردین عزیز می باشد، تلاش نموده ایم همه نکات کلیدی و مهم کاریابی را در یک کارگاه آموزشی به زبان فارسی توسط کارشناس حرفه ای از یکی از بهترین موسسات مشاوره کاریابی تورنتو در اختیار شما قرار دهیم

    طی این کارگاه شما به نکات ارزنده ای در خصوص موارد زیر دست خواهید یافت که راهگشای مسیر شما خواهد بود و به سوالات شما پاسخ داده خواهد شد

     معرفی بازار کار کانادا
    شناخت مراحل کاریابی
     استراتژی ها و تکنیک های کاریابی
     نگارش رزومه
    مصاحبه استخدامی
    قوانین و استانداردهای استخدامی

  • Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 06:30 PM
    Wallace Gastropub in Toronto, ON, Canada

    Let's Meet: 1st ICC Pub Night

    Dear friends,

    For the first time, the active volunteers of ICC are bringing a series of monthly pub nights.

    Toronto’s cold winter is on its way, so we think monthly get together is the best way to warm it up !

    These events are open to public (non-members) and absolutely casual. Bring along friends and/or family members. The point is to spend a few fun hours together, have a couple of beers and some fries and maybe make some new friends :)

    We’ll meet once a month, get to know each other, build rapport and trust that hopefully leads to an engaging and fun community for the coming years.

    Hopefully, one day, we can make this small gatherings into one of our communities’ largest :)

    Invite your friends, RSVP and hope to see you all there.

    This event is organized by ICC's Public Relations Committee.

  • Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at 07:00 PM
    Parya Trillium Foundation in Thornhill, ON, Canada

    Know your rights: Workers’ Health and Safety

    To inform our community about their rights and responsibilities at work the Iranian Canadian Congress has decided to organize a series of information sessions about employment law in Canada and different standards and regulations in place to ensure their safety and security at work.

    Our first session is about Worker’s Health and Safety. This is a collaborative information session organized with the help of Ontario Federation of Labour and Injured Workers Consultants (IWC) Community Legal Clinic. During this session Linda Vannucci from IWC will speak about basic rights under the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Employment Standards Act. Aidan Macdonald and Orlando Buonastella from IWC will speak on workers’ rights and compensation in case of injuries at work.


    کنگره ایرانیان کانادا اطلاعات را در اختیارتان می گذارد

    شما از سلامت و حقوق قانونی تان در محل کار دفاع کنید


    یکی از دغدغه های مهاجران و بخصوص افراد تازه وارد یافتن شغل است ولی سلامت فرد و برخورداری از حقوق قانونی در محل کار مهمترین نیاز هر فرد شاغل است.

    با توجه به حوادث ناگواری که برای برخی از ایرانیان در محیط های کار بوجود آمده است، کنگره ایرانیان کانادا بر آن شده است که جلسه آموزشی جهت آگاهی ایرانیان شاغل از قوانین کار و حقوق قانونی آنها در صورت آسیب های احتمالی برگزار نماید

    بخش اول: خسارات وارد در محل کار و حقوق کارگران و کارمندان برای جبران خسارات پیش آمده.

    سخنرانان: Aidan Macdonald and Orlando Buonastella

    بخش دوم: امنیت و سلامت شغلی، استانداردهای اشتغال و قوانین مربوطه.

    سخنرانان: Linda Vannucci

    زمان: چهارشنبه 21 اکتبر، ۷ تا ۹:۳۰ شب

    مکان: سالن اجتماعات خیریه پریا واقع در ۳۴۴ خیابان جان در تورنهیل

  • Sunday, October 18, 2015 at 12:45 PM
    Museum of Inuit Art in Toronto, ON, Canada

    Visit the Museum of Inuit Art!

    Visit the Museum of Inuit Art

    The Cultural Committee of the Iranian Canadian Congress is pleased to organize monthly visits to art, cultural, social and historical sites with a goal of encouraging diversity, the culture of tolerance, acceptance of others and enriching the social bonds within the Iranian-Canadian community. 

    The second visit is scheduled for the Museum of Inuit Art , on Sunday October 18, 2015 from 1: 00 pm to 4:00pm.

    Meeting point: Museum Inuit Art , front of box office at 12:45pm
    Address: 207 Queen's Quay West,
    ON. M5J 1A7

    1:00pm to 3:00pm : visit of Museum
    3:00pm to 4:00pm Rest, group talk and share of experiences

    Contact information :
    For more information please see the note below:

    Sunday October 18, 2015 at 1:00pm
    5-10 attendees
    Docent: Thomas Eastman
    45 minute General Highlights Tour (includes introduction museum and the history Inuit art in Canada, the Follow Your Art program and Regional Diversity Gallery)
    Attendees are welcome to explore the rest of the museum on their own time following the tour
    This includes our two special exhibitions Unikkaaqtuat: Inuit Creation Stories and Boldly Baker Lake: Barnabus Arnasungaaq. More information here

    Guided tours are $6+HST per person ($6.78 total)
    Payment is due the day of the tour before the tour begins
    We accept cash, debit, cheque, Visa or Mastercard 
    Attendees are welcome to pay individually. 

    Please plan to arrive 10 minutes beforehand as the building is currently under construction which can sometimes make way-finding difficult 
    Our space is at the South-west corner of the main floor of the Queens Quay Terminal building at 207 Queens Quay W. 
    Further information about parking and transit can be found here
    Southern Canada's only museum dedicated exclusively to contemporary art produced by Inuit 
    Approximately 200 art objects on display 
    Check out our website for more information on exhibits, regular programming and special events

    Museum of Inuit Art
    207 Queens Quay West 
    Toronto, ON M5J 1A7 


    بازديد از موزه هنر اينويت

    كميته فرهنگى كنگره ايرانيان كانادا بمنظور تقويت فرهنگ مدارا، دگر پذيرى و هم پيوندى اجتماعى در جامعه ايرانى كانادايى، بازديدهاى ماهانه گروهى از مراكز هنرى ، فرهنگى، اجتماعى و تاريخى دارد.

    دومين بازديد، از موزه هنر اينويت، روز يكشنبه ١٨ اكتبر ٢٠١٥ از ساعت ١ بعد از ظهر تا ٤ بعدازظهر خواهد بود. 

    محل و ساعت ملاقات: مقابل گيشه بليط موزه ، ساعت ١٢/٤٥ بعدازظهر
    آدرس: خيابان كويين كووى غربى، شماره ٢٠٧
    از سابوى يونيون با اتوبوس واگنى ( street car) شماره ٥٠٩
    برنامه بازديد: 
    ساعت ١ تا ٢ بعدازظهر : بازديد همراه با راهنما ( براى اطلاعات بيشتر به متن انگليسى در زير مراجعه كنيد)
    ساعت ٢ تا ٣ بعدازظهر: بازديد آزاد
    ساعت ٣ تا ٤ بعدازظهر: استراحت ، گفتگوى گروهى و انتقال دريافتها و تجارب شخصى

    اطلاعات تماس:
    براى آشنايى بيشتربا موزه به متن انگيسى زير مراجعه كنيد:

  • Sunday, October 04, 2015 at 03:00 PM
    Auditorium, North York Public Library in Toronto, ON, Canada

    Federal Candidates Forum (Richmond Hill & Willowdale)



    We are at full capacity for this event.

    • Instructions for those who have RSVP’ed online through ICC's website: please plan to arrive 30 minutes in advance at 2:30PM. Your reservation is only valid till 3PM. After 3PM your reservation is canceled and your spot will be given to others on waiting list.
    • Note that no signs, posters or flyers will be allowed inside the venue.
    • If you weren’t able to RSVP online, you can sign up on the waiting list from 2PM at North York Public Library Auditorium. Please note that we cannot guarantee a spot for those who sign up on the waiting list. After 3PM we will count number of spots available and allow those on the waiting list to enter in order of registration. Note that you cannot enroll in the waiting list online or by contacting ICC. The waiting list will be available at the venue from 2PM on Sun Oct 4th.


    The Iranian Canadian Congress (ICC) is proudly presenting a forum with the federal candidates from the ridings of Richmond Hill and Willowdale. During this forum candidates will be asked about their plans and proposed policies related to economy, immigration and foreign policy. All candidates from the three major political parties in Canada (Conservatives, New Democrats and Liberals) running in the two ridings have been invited to this forum. So far we have confirmation from the following candidates:

    Michael Parsa (Conservative)

    Adam DeVita (NDP)

    Majid Jowhari (Liberal)

    Chungsen Leung (Conservative)

    Pouyan Tabasinejad (NDP)

    Ali Ehsassi (Liberal)

    Please note that all discussions and questions in this forum will be in English. We will try our best to prepare a Persian report after the event summarizing the discussions in this forum. 

    Note that due to limited space RSVP is required for this event. Please go to the following link to reserve your spot:

    Suggested Questions:
    In order to have a well-organized and constructive discussion, we ask our attendees to submit their suggested questions before the event. Please click on the following survey link to submit your suggested questions related to any of the three categories: economy, immigration, foreign policy. Please limit yourself to one question is each category:

    For sponsorship opportunities please contact us at


    A big thank you to our sponsors. We are extremely grateful for their help in making the Federal Forum possible! Here is the list of our sponsors in alphabetical order:

    Arthaus Fine Custom Cabinetry & Millwork:
    Confi Dentist, Professional Training Centre:
    Green View, Associates at World Financial Group.
    Insufin, Insurance & Financial Company,
    Marco Momeni, Real Estate Broker,
    Michael Mao, Sales Representative at RE/MAX:



  • Sunday, September 13, 2015 at 10:00 AM
    Toronto's Distillery District

    Visit Toronto's Distillery District

    The Cultural Committee of the Iranian Canadian Congress is pleased to organize monthly visits to arts, cultural, social and historical sites with the goal of encouraging diversity, the culture of tolerance, acceptance of others and enriching the social bonds within the Iranian-Canadian community. 

    The first visit is scheduled for the Toronto's Historic Distillery District, on Sunday September 13, 2015 from 10AM to 2:30PM.

    Meeting point: King subway at 10:00 am 


    10:15 am to 1:30 pm: Visit of the Distillery

    12:30 pm to 1:30 pm: Rest, Lunch

    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm: group discussion and sharing experiences.

    Contact information :

    بازديد از ديستيلرى تورنتو

    كميته فرهنگى كنگره ايرانيان كانادا به منظور تقويت فرهنگ دگر پذيرى, مدارا و هم پيوندى اجتماعى در جامعه ايرانى كانادايى، بازديدهاى ماهانه گروهى از مراكز هنرى ، فرهنگى، اجتماعى و تاريخى خواهد داشت.

    اولين بازديد، از مكان تاريخى ديستيلرى تورنتو 
    Toronto Distillery District
    روز يكشنبه ١٣سپتامبر ٢٠١٥ از ساعت ١٠ صبح تا ٢/٣٠ بعدازظهر خواهد بود

    محل و ساعت ملاقات: ايستگاه ساب وى کینگ ساعت ١٠ صبح
    King Station.

    برنامه بازديد: 

    ساعت١٥ /١٠ تا ١٢/٣٠ : بازديد

    ساعت ١٢/٣٠ تا ١/٣٠ بعدازظهر: استراحت، ناهار

    ساعت ١/٣٠ تا ٢/٣٠ بعدازظهر: گفتگوى گروهى و انتقال دريافتها و تجارب شخصى

    اطلاعات تماس:

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