گفت‌وگوی ژورنال ایرانیان کانادا با دکتر مسلم نوری رییس‌هیات مدیره کنگره ایرانیان کانادا

محور بحث‌ها:
- بررسی اجمالی فعالیت‌های یک‌سال گذشته هیات مدیره
- پاسخ به انتقاد درباره شیوه اطلاع‌رسانی فعالیت‌های کنگره
- پاسخگویی راجع به میزان مشارکت اعضای هیات مدیره در طول سال
- معرفی کلی برنامه‌های هیات مدیره کنگره در سال
نگاهی به کارنامه فعالیت‌های هیات مدیره کنگره ایرانیان کانادا
در آستانه برگزاری مجمع‌عمومی کنگره ایرانیان کانادا که 30 ژانویه 2022 برگزار شد، ژورنال ایرانیان کانادا در گفت‌وگویی با دکتر "مسلم نوری" رییس هیات مدیره کنگره به بررسی اجمالی کارنامه یک‌ساله این هیات مدیره پرداخته است.
در این گفت‌وگو ارزیابی کلی عملکرد هیات‌ مدیره از نظر کمی و کیفی، نحوه اطلاع‌رسانی فعالیت‌های کنگره، ارزیابی میزان مشارکت اعضای هیات مدیره و معرفی کلی برنامه‌های کنگره در سال 2022 انجام شد.

Final AGM results 30th January 2022

The final results of Iranian Canadian Congress AGM on 30th of January 2022:
Total number of members eligible to vote: 457
Number of members who could not vote because of undeliverable email addresses (typo in the address, etc.): 7
Number of eligible members who were reached out to vote: 450
Number of submitted ballots: 229
Proposed changes to the ICC by-laws: Passed by 91.8%
Membership exemption for nomination: Approved by 74%
Newly elected board members:
Mr. Reza Namdari
Mr. Daniel Bagheri Sarvestani
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ICC statement on incorrect reference to Persian Gulf by Global Affairs Canada

In a tweet published on 24 January 2022 on the subject of recent escalations in the Middle East, Foreign Policy CAN (the official Twitter account for Global Affairs Canada) has used the false term “Arabian Gulf” in reference to the Persian Gulf. 

“Persian Gulf” is the only historically accurate, legally valid and internationally recognized name for the body of water between Iran and the Arabian Peninsula. This name has been widely and globally used for over two millennia, as evidenced by thousands of historical maps from across the world. 

In its 2006 report, the United Nations Group of Experts on Geographical Names acknowledged the legitimacy of the name Persian Gulf, citing “6000 maps and more than 200 historical and tourism books from Irastus to Herodotus to Estakhri and Ibn Houghal, who have all called the water body, Persian Gulf” and concluding that “any change, destruction, or alteration of the names registered in historical deeds and maps is like the destruction of ancient works and is considered as an improper action.” 

The term “Arabian Gulf,” on the other hand, is a product of propaganda efforts of some politicians who used it for their political gains by exploiting ethnic tensions in the region and rallying political support for their territorial ambitions. The use of such a term by an official social media account of the Government of Canada is deeply regrettable. Not only is this language diplomatically inflammatory and risks stoking already heightened tensions in the region, but it is also highly offensive to the Iranian-Canadian community.  

Altering significant geographical names that inform the identity of a community amounts to the erasure of that community’s culture and history, which goes against the Canadian Government’s official commitment to multiculturalism. Thus, the Iranian Canadian Congress (ICC) urges Global Affairs Canada to remove the divisive and misleading statement from its official channels and ensure that the historically accurate name, “Persian Gulf”, be used in all official statements and documents. 


Upcoming ICC AGM: Agenda and Instructions

The upcoming Iranian Canadian Congress (ICC) annual general meeting (AGM) will be held online on January 30, 2022, at 1:00 pm ET. A video call link to attend the meeting will be shared with the members through email in future communication. The agenda of the meeting is as follows:  

  • Call to order  
  • President’s report  
  • Treasurer’s report and review of the 2020 and 2021 financial statements  
  • Q&A   
  • Announcement of the board election results  
  • Motions  
  • Adjournment  

Please note that an election will also be held for the two available seats on the board of directors of the ICC. The election will be held by online voting and will start at 2:00 pm ET on January 23, 2022 and will end at 2:00 PM ET on January 30, 2022, at 2:00 pm. The election will be conducted through a platform called Electionbuddy and you will receive an email from Electionbuddy with instructions for voting.   

  

The nomination window for the upcoming election was closed on January 9, 2022, at 11:59 pm ET and the following candidates (ordered alphabetically) will run for the upcoming election:  

You can find information about the candidates by visiting the above links as well as watching this introduction video 

  

The ICC board of directors, based on the results of the first survey and the recommendation of the organizational structure committee, has proposed a motion to modify Article 1 of the ICC by-laws. A public hearing meeting was held on December 12, 2021, to discuss this motion. The recording of this meeting can be found here 

  

The ICC members who wish to propose a motion can submit it through this form. Please be advised that all mandatory fields must be completed by providing the required information. The deadline to submit the motions is January 19, at 11:59 pm ET.   

  

Please note that the board’s motion to modify Article 1 of the by-laws along with nomination eligibility exemption request and member’s motions will be put for vote online through Electionbuddy on the same ballot that you will receive for the board election.  

   

Thank you for being a valued member of the ICC.  

Iranian Canadian Congress
http://www.iccongress.ca/


ICC Statement on the Second Anniversary of the Tragic Downing of PS752

Today marks the second anniversary of the tragic downing of flight PS752 by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps missiles, and the National Day of Remembrance for Victims of Air Disasters. We take this moment to recommit ourselves to transparency, accountability, and justice for the victims of Flight PS752 and their families.  

On January 8, our community was shaken to its core; this day marks a time of mourning and remembering. The Iranian Canadian Congress extends our condolences to the loved ones and family members who are still feeling the loss of the victims every day. We also hold close our fellow members of the Iranian-Canadian community who were deeply impacted by this tragedy. 

Our thoughts are with the families and loved ones of the victims who have been carrying the immense grief of this loss for the past two years. We encourage you to light a candle in remembrance of the brilliant people whose lives were taken that day.  

We encourage our community to come together and support one another as we continue to navigate the pandemic and lockdowns. Please check in on your friends and family at this difficult time and consider donating to these memorial scholarships that are in honor of the victims.

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Art project 1400: Roots and Cultural Heritage

Art project 1400, Exhibition 3: Roots and Cultural Heritage

Through this virtual exhibition, ICC invites you to an alleviate celebration of art, roots and cultural heritage of the Iranians and the Turtle Islanders.

Exhibition 3: Roots and Cultural Heritage

Opening ceremony ICC Art project 1400 Exhibition 3: Roots and Cultural Heritage featuring a preface from Dr. Arezou Khadir and Daniel Sarvestani
hosted by Dr. Catherine Richardson


New Date For The Upcoming ICC AGM

We have received requests to give more time to the members to discuss the proposed changes to Article 1 of the ICC by-laws and to know the election candidates. In order to accommodate these requests, as well as an unforeseen delay in the preparation of the audited financial statement of 2020; the ICC board of directors has decided to postpone the AGM from December 22, 2021, to January 30, 2022. The new AGM date will also provide the opportunity to prepare and present the financial statement of 2021 to the members.
To help the members make an informed decision on the proposed by-laws changes, the ICC held a public hearing and information session on December 12, 2021. Video recording of the session can be accessed here.
The ICC board of directors has also decided to extend the deadline for membership renewal to attend the AGM and vote in the upcoming election to January 9, 2022, at 11:59 pm ET. The upcoming election will be held for two seats on the ICC board of directors. We encourage all interested members, who are eligible to run in the election according to Section 2 of Article 5 of the ICC by-laws, to declare their nomination by sending an email to [email protected]. The deadline for sending nomination emails is January 9, 2022, at 11:59 pm ET.
The email must include and attach the following:
A confirmation by the nominee that he or she has nominated himself or herself, or that he or she has been nominated by others and has accepted such nomination, for election to the ICC board of directors;
A confirmation by the nominee that he/she meets the eligibility criteria as set out in Section 2 of Article 5 of the ICC by-laws;
A government-issued ID; and
A synopsis of the nominee’s background/biographical sketch and the reasons they wish to serve as a director on the ICC board of directors (maximum 300 words in English. Farsi is optional. This information is to be provided in an MS Word or pdf file format). A passport-size photo of the nominee in digital format is also optional. Information and the photograph provided by the nominees will be posted on the ICC website.
Please note that only ICC members who have joined/renewed their membership by January 9, 2022, at 11:59 pm ET will be entitled to attend the upcoming AGM and vote in the election. For any membership questions, you may contact [email protected].

Sincerely, 

Iranian Canadian Congress

ما درخواست هایی دریافت کردیم که به اعضا فرصت بیشتری بدهیم تا در مورد تغییرات پیشنهادی ماده نخست آیین نامه و شناخت نامزدهای انتخابات گفتگوی بیشتری صورت گیرد. به منظور انطباق با این درخواست ها و همچنین تاخیر پیش بینی نشده در تهیه صورت مالی حسابرسی شده سال 2020، هیئت مدیره تصمیم گرفته است که مجمع عمومی عادی را از 22 دسامبر 2021 به 30 ژانویه 2022 موکول کند. تاریخ جدید مجمع عمومی همچنین فرصتی را برای تهیه و ارائه صورت مالی سال 2021 برای اعضا فراهم می کند
برای کمک به اعضا در تصمیم گیری آگاهانه در مورد تغییرات آئین نامه پیشنهادی، کنگره ایرانیان کانادا، یک جلسه استماع عمومی و اطلاع رسانی در 12 دسامبر 2021 برگزار کرد. ضبط ویدیویی جلسه را می توانید در اینجا مشاهده کنید
هیئت مدیره همچنین تصمیم گرفته است تا مهلت تمدید عضویت برای شرکت در مجمع عمومی و رای دادن در انتخابات آتی را تا 9 ژانویه 2022 در ساعت 11:59 شب به وقت شرق کانادا تمدید کند. انتخابات آتی برای دو کرسی هیئت مدیره برگزار خواهد شد. ما همه اعضای علاقه مند را که طبق بخش 2 ماده 5 آیین نامه واجد شرایط شرکت در انتخابات هستند تشویق می کنیم که نامزدی خود را با ارسال ایمیلی به [email protected] اعلام کنند. آخرین مهلت ارسال مدارک نامزدی در انتخابات 9 ژانویه 2022، ساعت 11:59 شب به وقت شرقی است.
ایمیل باید شامل و پیوست موارد زیر باشد:
تأییدیه نامزد مبنی بر اینکه خود را برای انتخاب در هیئت مدیره کنگره ایرانیان کانادا نامزد کرده است، یا اینکه توسط دیگران نامزد شده و چنین نامزدی را پذیرفته است
تأییدیه از سوی نامزد مبنی بر اینکه وی معیارهای واجد شرایط بودن مندرج در بخش 2 ماده 5 آیین نامه کنگره ایرانیان کانادا را دارد.
کپی از کارت شناسایی دولتی
و خلاصه ای از پیشینه/طرح زندگینامه نامزدها و دلایلی که آنها می خواهند به عنوان مدیر در هیئت مدیره خدمت کنند - حداکثر 300 کلمه به زبان انگلیسی. زبان فارسی اختیاری است. این اطلاعات باید در قالب فایل پی دی اف یا ورد ارائه شود. یک عکس در اندازه گذرنامه از نامزد در قالب دیجیتال نیز اختیاری است. اطلاعات و عکس ارائه شده توسط نامزدها در وب سایت کنگره ایرانیان کانادا قرار خواهد گرفت.
لطفاً توجه داشته باشید که فقط اعضای کنگره که تا تاریخ 9 ژانویه 2022 در ساعت 11:59 شب به وقت شرقی به عضویت/تجدید عضویت خود اقدام کرده اند حق حضور در مجمع عمومی آتی و رأی دادن در انتخابات را خواهند داشت. برای هرگونه سوال عضویت، می توانید از طریق ایمیل زیر با دبیر کنگره تماس بگیرید
هیئت مدیره کنگره ایرانیان کانادا

Introduction of AGM candidate Mohammad Rad

I’m Mohammad Vahidirad. My friends have known me as Mohammad Rad for a long time. 

Reasons I decided to run in the ICC elections: 

 For many years, in addition to my business activities, I have put social activities, especially helping immigrants, on my agenda. 

 I may be the only person in the Iranian-Canadian community who has held more than 300 free training seminars for Iranian community and its growth. 

 One of my characteristics that people have known for years that they can count on me and that they have the necessary confidence to raise their problems with me, and I have always tried to help them. 

My only reason for running in the election is to run the congressional education department.  I do not want to do anything else, I will just hold a free monthly educational webinar in the fields of entrepreneurship and employment for the people on behalf of the Congress. 

However, my personal approach is anti-sanctions, anti-violent behavior.  But I feel that the ICC needs first and foremost to be able to provide useful services to the people.  Therefore, my goal in the next year is to hold 12 webinars for the congress, each webinar will be 3 hours long, and the recorded videos of this webinar will be a memory for the people in the future. 

who am I: 

Theoretical mottos have never been enough for me and I have always focused on trying hard to practically operationalize and achieve my goals. However, I am also known as a business theorist and planner, and financing expert at an international level. 

Some of my customers, who are currently my friends, view me as a tree of money and wealth, and believe I have the ability create unique ideas. They recognize me as an economic analyst and business strategist. 

I am literally a pragmatic person. I have never been a good speaker, but can be a good friend and advisor. 

Many Years ago, I decided to immigrate from Iran to Canada. My immigration was not a reason for stopping my activities in entrepreneurship, but to take an opportunity to expand it. However, after years of living in Canada I learned you should remember the dreams you had when you came to the new country. Most of the times the realities are not as colorful as you expect them to be. Remember your dreams are the foundation of your achievements. 

My Work Experience 

  • International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and International Court of Arbitration member
  • World Chambers Federation (WCF) member
  • World Chambers Congress (WCC) member
  • Business with\from\in Canada Book’s Author
  • Creator and manager of Canadian franchise 01 Learning (First international Computer learning college for kids) (2019-Present)
  • Founder and manager of Canadian franchise Canadian Lifestyle (Supplier of pharmaceutical products and vitamin supplements) (2020-Present)
  • Founder and manager of Canadian franchise Global Green Construction (first manufacturer of composite finished products) (2018-Present)
  • I-C-P composite production factory’s strategic development deputy (2019-Present)
  • Canada Iran Business Association CEO (2015-Present).
  • Founder of the legal and commercial group of RSM Capital (2015-Present).
  • Owner of the Canada Capital Code Technology company of advertisement and international trading (2014-Present).
  • Capital Ideal Holdings finance company owner (2014-Present).
  • Deputy and legal representative of Canada Multi-Invest financial resource company (2013-Present).
  • Founder and director of Hodhod Cultural Media (The first Persian language non-profit online media in Canada) (2013-Present). 
  • Member of the founding board of Persian Language Speakers Association of Quebec from 2015 - 2016.

Education 

  • MSc of Business Analysis from University of Montreal
  • Network Security diploma from Montreal Teccart College 
  • French language certificate from University of Montreal
  • Strategic Crisis Management from Moscow State University
  • Commercial Management certificate from Amir Kabir University of Technology
  • Crisis Management certificate from Payame Noor University 
  • Advertisement management certificate from Payame Noor University 
  • Digital Advertisement certificate from Shahid Poor Ghazi Center operating under Amir Kabir University of Technology

Introduction of AGM candidate Daniel Bagheri

Daniel Bagheri Sarvestani, is a PhD candidate at the University of Kansas and a Canadian Human Rights advisor with Cuso International. He has been volunteering and working internationally for the better part of the past 7 years. Through his field work, Daniel has developed connections with tribal indigenous communities in Western Asia (Iran), Central America (Costa Rica, Panama, and Honduras) and North America (Canada).  His work focuses on the application of Indigenous Peoples Rights/Human Rights discourses, and it impact in shaping social movements and questions of identity. 

Daniel has been an active member of the Iranian Canadian community. He has served as the president of the Iranian Canadian Association at the University of Guelph (2007-2012) and is currently a member of the Iranian Canadian Association of Immigration consultants. By joining the ICC Daniel aims to address the rising tensions within the Iranian Canadian community concerning issues of islamophobia, systematic discrimination, and political uncertainties abroad and at home.


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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.

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