2:00 PM14:00

Equal Citizenship

The Civic Association of Iranian Canadians and the BC Civil Liberties Association present:

Equal Citizenship: No More Second-Class Citizens!

 In 2014, the government passed a law creating two tiers of Canadian citizens. This law made some Canadians into second class citizens, with fewer rights than other Canadians just because of where they were born. A bill to repeal this discriminatory law – Bill C-6 – is currently being debated by the Canadian Senate.


Join us for a discussion featuring the BC Civil Liberties Association’s Executive Director, Josh Paterson, to talk about citizenship equality and your rights as a Canadian citizen.

Farsi translations of the BCCLA’s Citizenship Handbook will also be available.


When: Saturday, April 8, 2017, 2pm – 4pm

Where: West Vancouver Memorial Library (1950 Marine Dr, West Vancouver, BC)    

                Welsh Hall East


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to Mar 20

Premier Christy Clark statement on Nowruz

Premier Christy Clark statement on Nowruz:

“For over 3,000 years, people have gathered together around the Haft Seen, and the fire to celebrate Nowruz – the new year and the beginning of spring.

“From ancient origins, Nowruz is a unifying force, crossing boundaries of religion, and culture. It is celebrated by millions of people in dozens of countries around the world as time of renewal and rejuvenation. Friends and families gather around the traditional haft-seen table to share meals, gifts and ring in the new year with each other. Celebrations also include jumping over bonfires, a symbolic purification ritual.

“On behalf of all British Columbians, I wish everyone celebrating Nowruz health, happiness and success in the coming year.”

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4:30 AM04:30

BC Provincial Election 2017 in your city

May 9, 2017  is another BC Election Day.

Civic I.C with cooperation of many other NGO's is holding all candidates meetings (ACM) in your city:


  • North Shore Apr. 15, 2017, 3:00-5:00 pm, North Vancouver, Harry Jerome Community Center, 123 23rd St E,  

  • Burnaby North Apr. 22, 2017, 2:00-4:00 pm, McGill Barnaby Library,Mc Gill Library, 4595 Albert St. 

  • Tri City, Apr. 29, 2017, 3:00-5:00 pm, Coquitlam Library, 1169 Pine tree Way, V3B  

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to Jan 21

Iranian Canadian Community's Priorities and Needs.

Here is a  survey which is designed for determining the Iranian Canadian Community's Priorities and Needs.

We would appreciate if you could complete and submit it. Later we will collect, analysis, and discuss about your needs in BC with you and a senior provincial government official in Jan 2017.  

For start completing the survey, you can click on the below link. 


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