Here you can find more information about the response received from Global Affairs Canada regarding the statement issued by the Iranian Canadian Congress about Prof. Hoodfar's arrest in Iran:Read more
Here is a report about the teleconference the President of the Iranian Canadian Congress, Bijan Ahmadi, had with MP Omar Alghabra, the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs (Consular Affairs), about the cases of Prof. Homa Hoodfar and Saeed Malekpour:Read more
Date: June 13, 2016
For Immediate Release
The Iranian Canadian Congress calls on the Government of Canada to take all available measures to ensure Prof. Hoodfar’s immediate release and safe return to Canada.
Here is an announcement from our Outreach Director, Tayaz Fakhri:Read more
Here is a report from London Free Press about the recent racial attack against a Western student from Iran:Read more
The Iranian Canadian Congress is deeply saddened to hear of the news of the vicious racist attack that occurred in London this week against one of the members of the Iranian Canadian community, Mr. Mohammad Sharifi. This kind of incident is unacceptable and is a threat to Canada’s multicultural society. As such, we call upon the Mayor of London, along with the London City Council, the London Police Service, and the Ontario government to assure that the perpetrators of this attack are brought to justice immediately. Additionally, we ask that these bodies and elected officials implement policies in collaboration with the federal government to address and combat racism and xenophobia not only in the City of London, but in the province of Ontario and in Canada overall.
Incidents such as these show how much work our society still has in front of it to create an environment without prejudice and inequality. Only through a coordinated effort between government, law enforcement and civil society, can we make sure that our cities and provinces are a place where everyone feels safe and equally valued. As such, the Iranian Canadian Congress will continue to pursue this case and assure that the appropriate leaders and bodies keep this matter on top of their agenda. We also invite other ethnic and civil society organizations to join us in this effort and unify against such brutal and unacceptable actions.
We thank London City Councillor Mohamed Salih for his unequivocal condemnation of this action and on his commitment to combating racism in his city and we call upon other members of the London City Council to join their colleague in this effort.
Board of Directors
Iranian Canadian Congress
Here is the first announcement from the 2016-2017 Board of Directors:Read more
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 the occasion of the 148th birthday of our beautiful country, the Iranian Canadian Congress (ICC) wishes all Canadians across the globe a happy Canada Day.Read more