Message from ICC board 2014-2015 on Canada Day-2014.
On the occasion of the 147th birthday of our beautiful country, the Iranian Canadian Congress (ICC) wishes all Canadians across the globe a happy Canada Day.
Canada Day is an opportunity to celebrate and commemorate the qualities that make our country an example to the rest of the world: diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity to all.
On this Canada Day, we are proud of our country’s compassionate and distinguished record on the rights of refugees and displaced persons. On June 20, 2014, World Refugee Day, the ICC joined other national organizations in recognizing Canada’s role as a world leader in resettling refugees and displaced persons from war torn communities.
This past weekend, we witnessed a magnificent display of respect for the rights of the LGBT community as Canada celebrated World Pride. The ICC joins all Canadians in recognizing and upholding the rights of the members of the LGBT community across the globe. In particular, we applaud the Iranian-Canadian members of the LGBT community for participating in this civic celebration of sexual identity and difference.
Canada Day provides us with the opportunity to recognize the exemplary principles – a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equal respect for all – that continue to make everyday life in Canadian society a privileged and much-cherished experience. We are inspired by these values, and endeavor to contribute to their continued realization as involved members of our communities.
Happy Canada Day to all.
The Iranian Canadian Congress