Messages from our co-founders and co-chairs

“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

“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


Photo: Khalil Shariff

Khalil Shariff

Photo: Zai Mamdani

Zai Mamdani

Photo: Martin Katz

Martin Katz

Photo: Irfhan Rawji

Irfhan Rawji

Photo: John Ralston Saul

John Ralston Saul

Photo: The Rt. Hon. Adrienne Clarkson

The Rt. Hon. Adrienne Clarkson

International Advisory Council

Agnes Hsu-Tang
Elbrun Kimmelman
Eric Lax
Georgios Kaminis
Michael Levine
Monia Mazigh
Winston Kassim


Amy Thomson
Program Assistant
Adiba Hassan
Events Specialist
Alana Dunbar
Director of Philanthropy
Amy Leis
Media Relations Specialist
Andrew Beer
Customer Support Specialist
Ayesha Mohammedy
Program Assistant
Daniel Bernhard
Chief Executive Officer
George Carothers
Senior Director, Ideas and Insights
Hoor Tariq
Philanthropy Specialist
Jill Madorsky
Human Resources Consultant
Joyce Chan
Kathryn Hawco
Program Assistant
Melanie Wadey
Events Manager
Meriem Mezdour
Partnerships and Special Events Lead
Roberto Alvarez
Manager, Strategic Partnerships
Salimah Dhalla
Director, Program Delivery
Tanya Hemley
Executive Assistant/Officer Manager
Tarun Tripathi
Senior Director, Digital Products
Yasmine Rafiki
Program Assistant
Terri Heggum-Allen
Finance Consultant