The Iranian Canadian Association of Burnaby

Date: Saturdays, 3:30am - 5:30pm (except for June - August: Tuesdays, 3.00pm - 5:00pm)
Place: Maple Room

The Iranian Canadian Association of Burnaby was founded in order to help new Iranian Canadian Immigrants to better integrate into the Canadian society.  In order to achieve this, amongst various cultural activities, the Iranian Canadian Association of Burnaby arranges for certain professionals to make presentations to the members in their field of expertise and to answer any of the questions that the members might have.  Some of these professionals are lawyers, social workers, business professionals, accountants, tax planners and other volunteers.  Members greatly benefit from learning the norms of the Canadian culture and society and learn their obligations, rights and responsibilities as new Canadian residents.

The society further enhances the member’s lives by providing a medium for them to be socially active and to reap the benefits of being a part of a social group.

The first meeting was conducted on Tuesday, July 8, 2008. The society was officially announced and the first official meeting was held with the presence of Mr. Ackow and Ms. Mcintyre, the President and Co-coordinator of the Senior Society, on September 20, 2008.  There have been regular weekly meetings held since that date.  Meetings are usually 2 hours long.  The membership has gradually grown from 8 to over 35 active members.

The meetings are held in the Burnaby Cameron Senior Society, # 9523 Cameron Street, Burnaby BC.

The society has received great feedback from its members and guests in conducting gatherings and celebrations of the Persian Cultural events.  To that end, it has become one the society’s mandates to further focus on celebrating these cultural events.

The meetings are open for all and everybody is invited to attend.  The founder and co-ordinator of the Iranian Canadian Association of Burnaby is Reza Doust and he can be reached at 604-779-4422.