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The Israeli Canadian Council (ICC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening the relationship between the Israeli and Canadian communities.

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The ICC was established to celebrate the rich cultural heritage of both Israel and Canada, and to promote understanding, cooperation, and friendship between the two countries.

while also fostering connections between Israelis and Canadians from all backgrounds. The organization achieves this through a variety of programs and initiatives, including cultural events, educational programs, community outreach, and advocacy efforts. One of the core programs of the ICC is its cultural events, which showcase the music, art, literature, and cuisine of both Israel and Canada. These events provide a platform for Israeli Canadians to celebrate their heritage and share it with others, while also promoting cross-cultural understanding and appreciation.

In addition to cultural events, the ICC also offers educational programs that aim to educate the public about the history, culture, and current events of Israel and Canada. These programs include lectures, seminars, and workshops that are open to the public and cover a wide range of topics related to Israeli and Canadian society. The ICC also engages in community outreach efforts to connect with the broader Israeli and Canadian communities. 

These efforts include partnerships with other organizations, outreach to schools and universities, and collaborations with local businesses and government agencies.

Finally, the ICC is actively engaged in advocacy efforts to promote the interests of Israeli Canadians and to strengthen the relationship between Israel and Canada. 

The organization advocates for policies and initiatives that support the Israeli Canadian community and works to promote understanding and cooperation between the two countries.In summary, the Israeli Canadian Council is a dynamic and multifaceted organization that works to celebrate and promote the cultural heritage of both Israel and Canada, while also fostering connections between the two communities and advocating for their interests.

Mission Statement

Our organization is dedicated to promoting and celebrating the cultural heritage and contributions of Israeli Canadians. We aim to foster a strong and vibrant community that is connected by our shared Israeli heritage, while also embracing the multicultural values of Canadian society.

We strive to create a welcoming and inclusive space for Israeli Canadians of all backgrounds, ages, and experiences. Through cultural events, educational programs, and social activities, we seek to strengthen the ties between Israeli Canadians and the wider Canadian community, and to promote greater understanding and appreciation of Israeli culture and traditions.

Our organization is committed to supporting the needs and aspirations of Israeli Canadians, and to advocating for their interests and rights. We work to build bridges between Israeli Canadians and other communities in Canada, and to foster dialogue and collaboration across different cultural and religious Groups.

Above all, our mission is to promote a sense of pride and belonging among Israeli Canadians, and to empower them to contribute to the cultural, social, and economic fabric of Canada in meaningful ways.

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Vision Statement

Our vision is to create a thriving and inclusive Israeli Canadian community that is deeply connected to both its Israeli heritage and Canadian identity. We aspire to build a future where Israeli Canadians are recognized and valued for their unique contributions to Canadian society, and where they can fully participate in all aspects of Canadian life.

We envision a community that is united by its love of Israeli culture, traditions, and values, but also embraces the diversity and multiculturalism of Canadian society. We strive to promote greater understanding and appreciation of Israeli culture and heritage, and to foster meaningful connections between Israeli Canadians and other communities in Canada.

Our vision is to empower Israeli Canadians to reach their full potential, both as individuals and as a community. We aim to provide them with the tools, resources, and support they need to thrive in all areas of their lives, including education, employment, and civic engagement.

Ultimately, our goal is to build a strong and vibrant Israeli Canadian community that is a source of pride and inspiration for all its members, and a positive force for social, cultural, and economic progress in Canada. We believe that by working together, we can achieve this vision and create a brighter future for ourselves and for future generations of Israeli Canadians.

Values

1. Inclusivity: We value inclusivity and welcome Israeli Canadians of all backgrounds, ages, and experiences into our community. We strive to create a safe and respectful space where everyone feels valued and included.

2. Community: We believe that a strong sense of community is essential for the well-being and success of Israeli Canadians. We foster connections between Israeli Canadians and other communities in Canada to promote greater understanding and collaboration.

3. Cultural Heritage: We cherish and celebrate our Israeli cultural heritage, and seek to promote greater understanding and appreciation of Israeli culture and traditions in Canada.

4. Diversity: We embrace the diversity of Canadian society and celebrate the multiculturalism that makes our country unique. We recognize and value the diverse backgrounds and experiences of Israeli Canadians.

5. Empowerment: We believe in empowering Israeli Canadians to reach their full potential, both as individuals and as a community. We provide the resources, support, and opportunities necessary to achieve this goal.

6. Advocacy: We are committed to advocating for the needs and interests of Israeli Canadians, and to promoting greater awareness and understanding of our community in Canada.

7. Excellence: We strive for excellence in all aspects of our work and are dedicated to achieving the highest standards of quality and professionalism in everything we do.

8. Collaboration: We believe in the power of collaboration and work closely with other organizations, both within and outside the Israeli Canadian community, to achieve our goals and promote positive change in Canada.

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Inclusivity

As a pro-Israel organization, the Israeli Canadian Council (ICC) is committed to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in all aspects of our organization. We recognize that creating an inclusive environment requires ongoing effort and a willingness to listen and learn from different perspectives and experiences.

As an organization, we welcome and celebrate the diversity of our members and stakeholders, including but not limited to differences in race, ethnicity, culture, religion, age, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, ability, and political beliefs. We believe that these differences enrich our community and contribute to our shared experiences.

To ensure that all members of our community feel welcomed and included, we strive to provide equal opportunities and access to our events, programs, and services. We are committed to removing any barriers that may prevent individuals from participating fully in our activities.

We are also committed to fostering a culture of respect, kindness, and understanding, where all individuals are valued, and their voices are heard. We believe that everyone has a right to feel safe and supported in our community, and we will not tolerate any form of discrimination, harassment, or hate Speech.

In pursuit of our goal of inclusivity, we are open to feedback from our members and stakeholders on how we can improve our practices and policies. We will continue to educate ourselves and our community on issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and we will strive to create a more equitable and just society for all.

Community

The Israeli Canadian Council (ICC) is proud to be a vibrant and engaged community of individuals who share a passion for Israeli culture, heritage, and identity. Our community is diverse, inclusive, and welcoming, and we are committed to providing opportunities for our members to connect, learn, and grow together.

Through our events, programs, and initiatives, we aim to foster a sense of belonging and unity among our members, while also celebrating the unique contributions that everyone brings to our community. From cultural festivals and music performances to educational workshops and social gatherings, there is something for everyone at the ICC.

In addition to providing opportunities for social and cultural enrichment, we also strive to give back to our community through philanthropic initiatives and volunteer opportunities. Whether it is supporting local charities and organizations, or participating in community service projects, we believe in the importance of making a positive impact on the world around us.

At the ICC, we are committed to building lasting relationships and creating a sense of community that extends beyond our events and programs. We encourage our members to get involved, share their ideas and perspectives, and help us shape the future of our community. Together, we can continue to build a strong and vibrant Israeli Canadian community that reflects the values and traditions that we hold dear.

At the ICC, we are committed to building lasting relationships and creating a sense of community that extends beyond our events and programs. We encourage our members to get involved, share their ideas and perspectives, and help us shape the future of our community. Together, we can continue to build a strong and vibrant Israeli Canadian community that reflects the values and traditions that we hold dear.

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Cultural Heritage

The Israeli Canadian Council (ICC) is dedicated to preserving and promoting the rich cultural heritage of Israel, as well as the diverse cultural identities of our members and stakeholders.

Israel is a land of diverse cultural traditions, shaped by the experiences of its people over thousands of years. From ancient Jewish and biblical roots to modern day Israeli art, music, and cuisine, there is a wealth of cultural heritage to explore and celebrate.

Through our events and programs, we strive to showcase the many facets of Israeli culture, and to create opportunities for our members to learn, appreciate, and connect with their heritage. From Israeli dance and music performances to food festivals and cultural workshops, we offer a variety of experiences that highlight the unique traditions and customs of Israel.

In addition to celebrating Israeli culture, we also recognize the importance of honoring and preserving the cultural heritage of our members and stakeholders. We value the diversity of backgrounds, languages, and traditions that make up our community, and we are committed to creating opportunities for all members to share their cultural identities and experiences with one another.

Whether through art exhibits, language classes, or intercultural dialogue events, we believe in the importance of promoting cross-cultural understanding and appreciation. By celebrating and preserving our cultural heritage, we can build stronger and more connected communities that are rooted in mutual respect and understanding.

Diversity

The Israeli Canadian Council (ICC) is committed to promoting diversity in all aspects of our organization.
We recognize that diversity is not only a value to be upheld, but a strength that can enhance our community and enable us to better serve our members and stakeholders.

As an organization, we celebrate the diversity of our members and strive to create an inclusive environment that welcomes individuals of all backgrounds, cultures, and identities. We recognize and value differences in race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, age,
ability, and socioeconomic status, among others.

We are committed to promoting diversity and inclusion through our events, programs, and initiatives. This includes ensuring that our activities are accessible to all members of our community, regardless of any potential barriers they may face. We also seek to engage with and learn from diverse perspectives and experiences, recognizing that our community is enriched by these differences.

To support our commitment to diversity and inclusion, we also seek to build relationships with organizations and individuals who share these values. We recognize the importance of collaboration and partnership in promoting equity and justice for all.

At the ICC, we believe that promoting diversity and inclusion is not only the right thing to do, but it is
essential to creating a vibrant and thriving community. We are committed to continuously learning,
growing, and evolving to better serve our members and to create a more equitable and just society for all.

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