Our organization recently completed an online survey of more than 600 Iranian-Canadians on racism and discrimination faced by them in their daily lives. A large majority of respondents (65%) report experiencing discrimination personally. Respondents cited discriminatory experiences in their workplace, in social settings, and at border crossings and air travel. Importantly, many of these experiences are tied to, and a result of, hostile and antagonistic policies and rhetoric against Iran on the international stage.Read more
On October 26, 2017 during the debate on Bill S219 (Non-nuclear Sanctions Against Iran Act) Senator Linda Frum said the following about Iran and Iranians:"Bill S-219 is grounded in a moral and ethical purpose, and that is to monitor one of the most maligned nations in the world and to calibrate our nation’s sanctions accordingly."Read more
During the months of September and October, executives of the Iranian Canadian Congress (ICC) engaged in discussion with Ontario provincial ministers concerning problems with recent immigrants to Canada, particularly foreign trained professionals from Iran. Specifically, executives of the ICC met with Hon. Laura Albanese, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Hon. Chris Ballard, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Hon. Steven Del Duca, Minister of Transportation, Hon. David Zimmer, Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation.
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CIVIL SOCIETY GROUPS ISSUE JOINT LETTER TO PRIME MINISTER TRUDEAU URGING HIM TO SUPPORT THE IRAN NUCLEAR AGREEMENTRead more
ICC With Civil Society Groups Issue Joint Letter To Prime Minister Trudeau Urging Him to Support Iran Nuclear Agreement
Ten Canadian civil society organizations issued a joint letter to the The Right Honourable Prime Minister Justin Trudeau expressing their concerns regarding the possibility of an imminent decision by the Trump administration to withdraw from the international nuclear agreement with Iran, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).Read more
Results of Iranian Canadian Congress' survey reveals a strong support for the Iran Nuclear Agreement among Canadian-Iranians.
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The ICC's Policy Committee is looking for volunteers!
Those who are interested in gaining experience with politics, advocacy, and policy research in an exciting and fast paced environment should apply!
On September 29th, the Iranian Canadian Congress' Fundraising Reception was held to support the efforts and initiatives of ICC. With a wonderful turnout, we are happy to announce that the event was a huge success.
This success is owed to the participation and contributions of our dedicated and passionate members and supporters who are the pillars of this organization, and most importantly, our generous and supportive sponsors, without whose invaluable support this event would not have been made possible.Read more