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ICCC Weekly Newsletter – 08 July 2021

08 Jul 2021 9:00 AM | Anonymous

Mary Simon

Inuk leader Mary Simmon to be Canada's 30th Governor General 

Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce (ICCC) welcomes the appointment of Mary Simon as the 30th Governor General of Canada.

"Mary Simon's appointment represents Canada's continued commitment to diversity and inclusion, and giving representation to the indigenous communities," Tauseef Sheikh, President, ICCC, said. "In light of the recent events, this appointment assumes greater significance," he added.

Ms. Simon is a former broadcaster, civil servant and diplomat. She was born in Kangiqsualujjuaq, Nunavik, Quebec in 1947. She briefly worked as a producer and announcer for CBC North in the 1970s.

She later entered public service, serving on the board of the Northern Quebec Inuit Association and playing a key role in the Charlottetown Accord negotiations. Simon served as Canada’s first ambassador for Circumpolar Affairs from 1994 to 2004, as well as a lead negotiator for the creation of the Arctic Council. She also served as the Canadian Ambassador to Denmark from 1999 to 2002.

ICCC's India Office


First India Members

New Managing Committee

The India Chapter of the Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce (ICCC) has begun operations. In a statement, Tauseef Sheikh, President, ICCC, announced that the launch of the India Chapter represents a crowning glory in the glorious history of our Chamber."

The India Chapter was launched in 2018  and Tauseef Sheikh had pivoted the launch, he is was active in the present effort to relaunch the Chapter. The response to the membership drive has been extremely good with steady inquiries.

Vikas Sharma, Adviser to Government of India's Ministry of Personnel, is the head of the India Chapter. The Chapter has already enrolled members and will be conducting an extensive outreach in India to augment membership and make it regionally representative.

Ripudaman Singh Dhillon, Vice President and Director, Sponsorship and Member Engagement, said, "This is a momentous occasion for Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce. We now have members in India. Our presence will help us acquire a truly bilateral stature."

Call for Nominations: ICCC Annual Awards 2021

Nominations are invited for Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce's (ICCC) Annual Awards.

Since 1993, the ICCC has recognized Indo-Canadians for their achievements in 11 different categories at its Annual Awards and Gala Night.

ICCC’s Advisory Board is entrusted with the responsibility of choosing the award recipients in nine open categories. Two additional awards are presented – the President’s Award to unsung heroes, and the Members’ Award, for voluntarism and community services.

Click on the link below to download the nomination form in each category.

Woman Entrepreneur of the Year

Male Entrepreneur of the Year

Woman Professional of the Year

Male Professional of the Year

Young Achiever of the Year

Technology Achievement of the Year

Corporate Executive of the Year

Humanitarian of the Year

Lifetime / Outstanding Achievement

Send completed nomination forms by email to iccc@iccconline.org

Deadline: 5:00 pm Friday 16 July 2021

Upcoming Events

The Silver Lining In Covid

4:30 PM Thursday 15 July 2021

Register on Zoom / Facebook

ICCC Partners with Panorama India for India Day 2021


The Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce (ICCC) has partnered with Panorama India for the upcoming India Day 2021.

Read more: Panorama India - India Day 2021

Telus Business: Offers & Announcements for
Small Business Owners

Stand with Owners

Campaign to support Canadian small businesses

Telus Business has launched #StandWithOwners campaign. It has have two initiatives in market:

Small business owners can apply to receive $10,000 and personalized local advertising.

All Canadians are encouraged to support their favourite small business using #StandWithOwners for a chance to win a $500 gift card for that business.

Both these initiatives are running until October.

Go to the website: Stand with Owners

Rapid Activation Program

Wondering how to source and procure the right technology for your business’ digital transformation? Then join the Toronto Region Board of Trade on July 14 for the next Recovery Activation Program webcast!


City of Mississauga Survey Covid-19's
impact on small business

The City of Mississauga’s Economic Development Office (EDO) is conducting a research study to understand how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted small businesses in several industries in Mississauga and learn how they can support you with your plans for building a resilient economic recovery.

EDO would like to invite you to their upcoming one-hour roundtable meeting for your industry next week so that they can hear directly from you and other business owners in your industry about the challenges you experienced since the onset of the pandemic and your future steps for an economic recovery.

The information shared in this meeting will be confidential for research purposes only and will be used by EDO to identify how they can better support businesses in your industry, and what other services can be provided now and into the future.

To register to attend the meeting for your industry, please confirm your attendance with EDO by clicking the link below that is associated with your industry by noon Friday, July 9th.

Download document: Survey

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