Here is a statement from the ICC Board of Directors on the first anniversary of Iran deal:Read more
We would like to invite our members, supporters and the general public to participate in the following online public consultation:Read more
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
Paid Internship Position.
June 2016- end of August 2016 (3 months)
As a policy research intern you will provide research, analysis and administrative support to Policy Department and will report to the Chair and Vice-Chair of the Department. The Iranian Canadian Congress is a non-profit, non-partisan and non-religious organization that aims to uphold the interests of Iranian Canadian community in the social, economic, political and cultural spheres, promoting and celebrating Iranian culture, Iranian languages, and Iranian history. We also seek to build mechanisms for cooperation between Iranian-Canadians and other segments of Canadian society to promote cross-cultural harmony and to advance understanding and goodwill within Canada’s multicultural society. ICC values its interns for their strong sensibility and promotes their professional development during the internship. You’ll be an integral part of the team, involved in doing the following:
Preparing policy briefs
Exploring and finding policies for the ICC to endorse
Monitoring legislative developments relevant to ICC priority issues
Perform Desk research, Fact checking, and Data collection
Design relevant charts, graphs and tables
Provide administrative support to the Policy Department
Prepare progress reports and presentations for the work of the Policy Department.
You need to have the following:
Full-time student status both during previous and next academic year
Strong organizational skills and interpersonal skills
Interest in policy research and ethnic issues
Experience with statistics, economics or social sciences through coursework
Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
Skills & experience for qualitative research
Proficiency in English – written and verbal
Familiarity with Farsi (Persian) is a plus
Educational background in policy (required), specialization in immigration, ethnic & equity issues (preferred).
We’d love to have you join the team. To apply, send your resume to [email protected]; include the job title in the subject line of your email. Due to time constraints, only candidates who meet our requirements will be contacted.