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Message Statement

The Indo-Canadian Cultural Association of Durham (ICCAD) is delighted to welcome you to our website. The ICCAD membership is the living embodiment of Canada's renowned cultural tapestry where each of us is a thread in the fabric of this great country.

The ICCAD was formed as a not-for-profit organization in recognition that our large population with an Indian background wasn't always as fully engaged in civic life as its numbers might suggest it should be.

 

Our members and supporters originate from many parts of the world and represent many different traditions, but what we all share in common is a love for our roots, a deep appreciation for our adopted motherland Canada and a belief that we are all one family. Our goal is to promote goodwill and understanding between the people of India and those of Indian origin now hailing from other parts of the world and the numerous groups of other ethnic and cultural backgrounds that make up the modern Canada.

 

Among the many initiatives that we organize is the now annual celebration in Pickering of India's Independence Day. This celebration includes the raising of the Indian flag at City Hall, and a program of sharing traditional entertainment and foods with everyone.

 

This event, as with all our events, is open to everyone and serves to showcase Indian culture and heritage in such a way as to build bridges between India and Canada. We also seek to reach out and share with other diverse cultural groups that make up the community which all of us share. The ICCAD participates in many activities geared towards promoting the full involvement of all our citizens in civic life.

 

We are proud partners with the City of Pickering, Durham Regional Police Services and are affiliated with the Town of Ajax in helping to build a healthy and vibrant community in which to live, play and work.

 

The Indo-Canadian Cultural Association of Durham invites you to join us in our efforts as we strive to make this a reality.