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ICCC Weekly Newsletter – 24 November 2021

24 Nov 2021 3:04 PM | Anonymous

Record number of Ontario MPPs participate in
ICCC's Meet & Greet Program 

ICCC Group with MPPs

Amarjot Sandhu

Deepak Anand

Kaleed Rasheed

Nina Tangri

Parm Gill

Prabmeet Sarkaria

Sheref Sabawy

Sara Singh

Todd Smith

Rudy Cuzzetto with Ripudaman S Dhillon & Rakesh Joshi

Todd Smith & Arvind Bhardwaj

Prabmeet Sarkaria with Ripudaman S Dhillon, Virender Rathi & Rakesh Joshi

Ripudaman Singh Dhillon

"As the oldest and the most representative business organization of Indo-Canadians, our Chamber is a non-partisan entity, and we support all political parties that serve our mandate."

In an unprecedented show of support to the Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce, a record number of Ontario Members of Provincial Parliament (MPPs) participated in a Meet & Greet Program organized on 17 November 2021 at the ICCC to felicitate an interaction between the MPPs and the new ICCC Board that took charge of the Chamber's operations in October 2021 following the annual meeting.

The MPPs who participated in the program included Amarjot Sandhu, Deepak Anand, Kaleed Rasheed, Nina Tangri, Parm Gill, Prabmeet Sarkaria, Rudy Cuzzetto, Sara Singh, Sheref Sabawy, and Todd Smith.

Ripudaman Singh Dhillon, President, ICCC, was instrumental in ensuring the participation of these MPPs. Reflecting on the program, he said, "It is a crowning achievement for the new board that we were able to secure participation of so many MPPs. It shows the continuing relevance of the ICCC to Ontario's political establishment."

Dhillon emphasized that the ICCC continues to be a non-partisan business organization that is eager to work with the political establishment in Ontario irrespective of political affiliations, as long as the political party is willing to support the mandate of the Chamber.

He said, "As the oldest and the most representative business organization of Indo-Canadians, our Chamber is a non-partisan entity, and we support all political parties that serve our mandate. We are a pro-business organization, and we advocate for policies that support immigrant businesses. We have continued to get support from the political leaders in our effort to fulfil our mandate of creating opportunities for Canadian small businesses."


Programs & Events

Upcoming Events


Launch of ICCC's Startup Initiative

9:30 am EST

Sunday 28 November 2021

The Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce (ICCC) and in collaboration with BRTSIF is organizing a virtual meeting between Indian startups and Canadian investors and service providers.

This virtual event will be of 90 min duration. 15-20 minutes for initial formalities and then 70 minutes for 7 startups to make their presentations.

The startups need help in these areas:

  • Banking and supply of capital
  • Mentorship
  • Immigration (business visas)
  • Help to set up business
  • General business help

If you are interested in participating in this program, please write to Sanjay Kulkarni at iccc@iccconline.org

BRTSIF is a foundation set up by Bombay Stock Exchange Institute Ltd. and BIL Ryerson Futures Pvt. Ltd. to promote startups and support the government of India’s vision for entrepreneurship development and innovation culture.

Program Announcement from ICCC's Partner in Success

Brampton Sponsorship Forum

On November 25th, 2021 at 8:00 a.m. the City of Brampton will host its third annual Sponsorship Forum! We are thrilled to announce industry leader and expert Mark Harrison, founder of the T1 Agency, SponsorshipX Conference and Black Talent Initiative, as our keynote speaker.

Mark will provide a unique lens for your approach to sponsorship that will equip you with a blueprint to prepare your organization to answer the increasingly loud demands of stakeholders in 2022 and beyond.

Register on website

Global Chemicals & Petrochemicals Manufacturing
Hubs in India-2021

To promote the trade and investment in Chemicals and Petrochemicals sector and in line with the previous edition, the Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals, Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers, Government of India, in association with the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) is organizing the second edition of the summit on “Global Chemicals & Petrochemicals Manufacturing Hubs in India-2021” (GCPMH 2021) on 25- 26 November, 2021 in New Delhi in hybrid (Physical plus Digital) format. The details of the event are available at www.gcpmh.in

This edition of the GCPMH will provide a grand overview of this fast-surging major sector of the Indian Economy and will be a platform for investors and other stakeholders to interact and forge alliances, highlighting and promoting segment wise investment opportunities in respective investment regions and thereby providing immense potential for trade and investment in a mutually beneficial way.


Canadian public opinion about immigration & refugees

The past year in Canada has been like no other due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, which persists on the strength of new variants despite a monumental vaccination campaign. Governments have striven to manage the new pandemic reality through programs supporting lost income and employment, and policies to balance public health restrictions with the resumption of normal activity. As the country moved past the crisis phase, the politics and issues of the pre-pandemic past have begun to resurface. Immigration and refugees (and multiculturalism more broadly) have not been front and centre over the past year, and were largely absent as an issue during the recent federal election. But some may be wondering how much the difficulties and stress of the past year have affected Canadians’ capacity for openness to others.

Results from the latest Focus Canada survey reveal that Canadians continue to be largely positive and supportive about immigrants and refugees, who are much more likely to be viewed as making a positive contribution to the country than posing a threat. Opinions over the past 12 months are mostly stable, although small declines in positive sentiments have been recorded in several key measures that reverse similar gains dating over the previous year. A clear majority supports current levels of immigration, views immigrants as good for the Canadian economy, and believes they are important for building the country’s population.

An increasing plurality rejects the idea that too many refugees are not legitimate, and most would like to see more of them accepted from places experiencing major conflicts. There is clear public support for the recently-announced decision to accept 20,000 Afghan refugees fleeing the Taliban, although one in four Canadians say this number is too few. Public concerns about immigration continues to be mostly centred around some immigrants not adopting Canadian values, but the proportion articulating this issue is not on a clear rise, and very few name any specific ethnic or cultural groups they believe should be kept out of the country.

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ICCC's Partner in Success

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ICCC's Affinity Partner

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