Here is a statement from the Board of Directors of the Iranian Canadian Congress (ICC):Read more
گفت و گوی سلام تورنتو با بیژن احمدی رئیس هیات مدیره کنگره ایرانیان کانادا در رابطه با فعالیت های سه ماهه ی گذشته کنگره ایرانیان کانادا پس از آخرین مجمع عمومی سازمان در مه ۲۰۱۶Read more
A brief report about the meeting between ICC representatives and Parliamentary Secretary Omar Alghabra on :Read more
Iranian Canadian Congress is calling on all Iranians in Canada to please sign the petition that follows. This petition is in support of Nowruz Commemorative Stamp Committee’s proposal to Canada Post’s Stamp Advisory Committee on January 30, 2015; the petition is implemented following the Stamp Advisory Committee’s decision to exclude Nowruz Stamp from their 2017 stamp publications.
Click here to go to Nowruz Stamp Petition page: #NowruzStamp
Nowruz, "[The] New Day" in Persian, marks the astronomical beginning of spring with over 3000 years of colourful traditions. It is a time of great joy and family festivities celebrated by over 300 million people around the world. One of UNESCO's intangible stances of cultural heritage of humanity, Nowruz is a non-religious non-political holiday that is shared by people of diverse cultural backgrounds.
Almost 500,000 Canadians celebrate Nowruz every year on March 21, a tradition we inherited from our ancestors. Nowruz is a chance of revival, reconciliation, neighbourliness, and contribution to diversity, friendship, and unity among people and communities - all of which are among fundamental values of Canadian society.
Considering 2009 Bill C-342, Nowruz Day Act wherein the Parliament of Canada respected Nowruz as a cultural heritage, and since it exemplifies Canada’s great respect in multiculturalism and social diversity, we at the Iranian Canadian Congress (ICC) support including in 2017 Canada Post stamp publications, a commemorative stamp dedicated to Nowruz (Nowruz Stamp), and to reconsider marking this cultural heritage of many Canadians.
Furthermore, as ICC is a strong advocate of this wonderful initiative, we have pledged to purchase 1000 pieces of these Nowruz Stamps and in doing so we encourage all other Iranian Canadians, as individuals or entities, to follow suit.
Board of Directors
Iranian Canadian Congress
به دنبال گفت و گوها و رایزنی های انجام شده بین کنگره ایرانیان کانادا و جامعه ایرانیان آلمان، دو نهاد برای تبادل نظرهای بیشتر و انتقال تجربیات به یکدیگر، توافقنامه امضا کردندRead more
The Iranian Canadian Congress (ICC) is pleased to introduce its 6 summer interns hired through the Canada Summer Jobs Program. We extend our gratitude to Member of Parliament Ali Ehsassi, and his office for their continuous guidance and assistance for familiarizing us with this government based program and the application process for this grant. This is the first year that ICC has initiated its summer internship program. We hope this initiative provides our interns the opportunity to further their growth as active and engaged young leaders.Read more
Here are the links to videos from the Roundtable event on June 24th, 2016 with representatives of 20 active Iranian Canadian non-profit/charity organizations hosted by the Iranian Canadian Congress (ICC). Majority of the discussions are in Farsi. Important note: due to a technical problem with the camera used during the event the last 20 minutes of the session wasn't recorded. We extend our apology to organization representatives who spoke during this last 20 minutes.