Messages from our co-founders

“Our vision at the ICC keeps in mind that by 2030, 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: Andreas Souvaliotis

Andreas Souvaliotis


Charlie Foran
Chief Executive Officer
Leith Bishop
Managing Director, Programs and Partnerships
Kimberley Gadwah
Head of Development
Julie Phillips
Manager, Communications
David Young
Finance Manager
Stacey Boag
Communications Coordinator
Portia Biswas
Partner and Donor Relations Coordinator
Gayatri Kumar
Communications Coordinator

Building Citizenship

Alykhan Haji
Acting Director, Building Citizenship
Salima Jaffer
Manager of Partners, Building Citizenship
Roshini Kassie
Manager, Volunteer Community
Siva Vijenthira
Coordinator, Building Citizenship
Mégane Visette
Coordinator, Building Citizenship

Cultural Access Pass

Yasmine Mohamed
Manager, Cultural Access Pass
Andrew Beer
Program & Database Coordinator, Cultural Access Pass
Natasha Jaffer
Marketing Coordinator, Cultural Access Pass

ICC Insights

Heather Steel
Director, ICC Insights

6 Degrees

Alain Pescador
Director, 6 Degrees
Deena Douara
Communications and Marketing Manager, 6 Degrees
Aisha Jarrah
Associate Producer, 6 Degrees


Current opportunities:

ICC Executive Assistant/Office Manager