Messages from our co-founders

“Our vision at the ICC keeps in mind that eventually Canada’s net population growth will be entirely attributable to immigration. By creating opportunities for new Canadian citizens to participate fully in our cultural and political life, we will be able to continue to nurture the kind of society we have worked so hard to create: public education, cultural activities, parks, and medical care.”

— The Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson, Co-founder and co-chair, ICC

“We all know that the world is caught in a maelstrom, which is swirling around the basic principles of belonging and diversity, around the very meaning of citizenship. The role of the ICC – our ideas and programs – whether in individual communities or across borders, has never been so important.”

— John Ralston Saul, Co-founder and co-chair, ICC

A message from our CEO

“At the ICC, we practice everyday citizenship. Our programs engage and connect citizens with our shared culture and each other, and our research thinks out loud about how best to be a citizen of Canada and the world.”

— Charlie Foran, CEO, ICC


Photo: The Rt. Hon. Adrienne Clarkson

The Rt. Hon. Adrienne Clarkson

Photo: John Ralston Saul

John Ralston Saul

Photo: Upkar Arora

Upkar Arora

Photo: Winston S. L. Kassim

Winston S. L. Kassim

Photo: Martin Katz

Martin Katz

Photo: Lesley Kim

Lesley Kim

Photo: Ruth Ramsden-Wood

Ruth Ramsden-Wood

Photo: Irfhan Rawji

Irfhan Rawji

Photo: Khalil Shariff

Khalil Shariff

Photo: Niigaan Sinclair

Niigaan Sinclair

Photo: Andreas Souvaliotis

Andreas Souvaliotis


Charlie Foran
Chief Executive Officer
Leith Bishop
Managing Director
Leon Mar
Senior Director, Communications
Kimberley Gadwah
Head of Development
Christine Latimer
Executive Assistant & Office Manager
David Young
Director of Finance
Portia Biswas
Development Associate
Stacey Boag
Coordinator, Marketing and Communications
Stephanie Dudek
Logistics Specialist
Niki Mohrdar
Communications Assistant

Building Citizenship

Amy Matchen
Director, Building Citizenship
Alykhan Haji
Head of Partnerships, Building Citizenship
Rachelle Solomon
Manager of Partners, Building Citizenship
Siva Vijenthira
Coordinator, Building Citizenship
Salimah Visram
Coordinator, Building Citizenship
Alana Dunbar
Coordinator, Building Citizenship

Cultural Access Pass

Yasmine Mohamed
Director, Cultural Access Pass
Andrew Beer
Program & Database Coordinator, Cultural Access Pass
Anja Moore-Heighington
Coordinator, Marketing and Communications, Cultural Access Pass
Julia Matamoros
Account Coordinator, Cultural Access Pass

6 Degrees

Karin Chykaliuk
Executive Producer, 6 Degrees
Deena Douara
Communications and Marketing Manager, 6 Degrees
Aisha Jarrah
Associate Producer, 6 Degrees
Philip Chalk
Program Coordinator, 6 Degrees

Ideas & Insights

Scott Young
Director, Ideas & Insights