The Iranian Canadian Congress is a non-profit, non-partisan and non-religious organization established in 2007, to represent the interests of Iranian-Canadians and encourage their participation in Canadian society. If you want to learn more about the ICC, click here.
The ICC is volunteer based and run by a talented team of individuals from different expertise and backgrounds. The ICC is spearheaded by the Board of Directors, who have experience in a variety of fields ranging from politics, to IT, to finance. Volunteers form the backbone of the ICC and use their expertise our various committees. The ICC has four main committees: the policy committee, the public relations and communications committee, the culture committee and the admin and finance committee.
Yes, the ICC is non-partisan. The ICC does not endorse specific political candidates or parties. However, the ICC engages with politicians from all of the political parties and aims to get the Iranian-Canadian community more engaged in politics to further the interests of the community. Whilst the ICC does not endorse specific politicians, it will criticize or praise policies of politicians that hinder or advance the interests of the Iranian-Canadian community.
Our projects and events are financed completely through donations and ICC membership fees. Our yearly tax returns are available to the public and can be found by clicking here. The ICC does not pay its board of directors of volunteers, meaning that the money donated to the ICC goes solely towards initiatives that advance the interests of the Iranian-Canadian community as a whole. You can donate to the ICC by clicking here! All donations are greatly appreciated and help the ICC fund more initiatives and events.
No, the ICC is an independent Canadian non-profit organization and is not connected to the Canadian or Iranian government in any form. The ICC’s initiatives stem from its members, board of directors and volunteers’ desire to advance the interests of the Iranian-Canadian community.
No, the ICC does not work on policy matters related to domestic Iranian politics. The ICC is concerned with Canadian political matters related to the Iranian-Canadian community inlucindg Canada's Iran policy and Canada-Iran relations that have significant impact on the Iranian-Canadian community.
The ICC has a democratic structure and chooses the issues it focuses on through community consultations and Annual General Meetings, where its members and board can discuss and vote upon the future initiatives and focuses of the ICC. The ICC is dedicated to transparency and regularly posts the minutes from its weekly board meetings to keep people who want to be informed of the ICC’s initiatives up-to-date.