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ICCC Weekly Newsletter – 29 September 2021

29 Sep 2021 9:00 AM | Anonymous

National Day for Truth & Reconciliation

30 September 2021 marks the first

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

The day honours the lost children and Survivors of residential schools, their families and communities. Public commemoration of the tragic and painful history and ongoing impacts of residential schools is a vital component of the reconciliation process.

The creation of this federal statutory holiday was through legislative amendments made by Parliament. On June 3, 2021, Bill C-5, An Act to amend the Bills of Exchange Act, the Interpretation Act and the Canada Labour Code (National Day for Truth and Reconciliation) received Royal Assent.

This National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, explore the rich and diverse cultures, voices, experiences and stories of the First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples. Whether you want to read, listen, watch, or try, start your learning journey today.

ICCC organizes two successful Virtual Buyer-Seller Meets

  • Agro & Food Products Exporters from Jammu & Kashmir
  • Footwear and Leather Products

The Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce (ICCC) in collaboration with the Commercial section of the Consulate General of India in Toronto organized two successful virtual buyer-seller meetings on 24 and 28 September, 2021.

Agro & Food Sector Virtual Buyer-Seller Meet

On 24 September, over a dozen exporters of agro and food products from the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, and an equal number of importers from Canada held one-on-one meetings on a virtual platform to explore trading and investing opportunities. The ICCC and the CGI-Toronto collaborated with the Jammu and Kashmir Trade Promotion Organization (JKTPO) for this virtual program.


Leather Sector Buyer-Seller Meet

On 28 September, 16 exporters of leather products from India, and a dozen importers from Canada held one-on-one meetings on a virtual platform to explore trading and investing opportunities. The ICCC and the CGI-Toronto collaborated with the Council for Leather Exports (India) and the Luggage, Leather goods, Handbags & Accessories Association of Canada for this virtual program.


In the News

Ontario's My Main Street Programs

Launch date: 1 October 2021

Ontario announces the launch of two project streams on 1 October 2021

  • My Main Street Business Accelerator
  • My Main Street Community Activator, Year One (projects completed between June 8 and Dec. 31, 2021)

Ontario will send out application guides, including the assessment criteria, in advance of the program opening.

My Main Street is a $23.25-million investment to help drive business and restore vibrancy to local communities across southern Ontario in the aftermath of COVID-19.

The My Main Street Business Accelerator will support the revitalization of 65 main street communities through Main Street Ambassador contributions, direct business support, market research and business support programs.

The My Main Street Community Activator will support 140 placemaking projects aimed at strengthening the connection between people and places through activities, events, community improvements and policy development. Support will be provided in the form of reimbursements against incurred costs.


StoneMart 2022

The Centre for Development of Stones (CDOS) along with Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) is organizing the 11th edition of the show - India Stonemart 2022 – at Jaipur Exhibition and Convention Centre, Sitapura, Jaipur during 17th-20th February 2022 in person.

INDIA STONEMART is an international stone industry exhibition being organised biennially by Centre for Development of Stones (CDOS) along with Rajasthan State Industrial Development & Investment Corporation Ltd. (RIICO) since year 2000. India Stonemart 2019 had 134 overseas exhibitors from Brazil, China, Iran, Italy, Spain, Turkey & Taiwan and over 1800 overseas business visitors from 52 countries and total exhibit area of over 40000 sq.m.

India is a leading producer of stones and witnessing phenomenal growth in all segments including construction, real estate and infrastructure sector. This in turn has given tremendous impetus to stone sector.  Hence, there is immense potential for increasing bilateral stone trade between Canada and India.

Complete details of the show is available on  http://www.stonemart-india.in/



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