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ICCC Weekly Newsletter


Ontario lifts pandemic restrictions in 3 phases

Ontario announced it will allow indoor dining and gyms to reopen and will increase gathering limits on Jan. 31 as part of a three-step plan to ease COVID-19 restrictions in the province.

“We can be confident that the worst is behind us as we look to cautiously ease public health measures,” Premier Doug Ford said Thursday. “We are now in a position to cautiously and gradually ease public health measures.”

Full list of what’s reopening in Ontario and when as COVID-19 restrictions gradually lift

31 January

  • Social gatherings will be increased to 10 people indoors and 25 people outdoors.
  • Sporting events, concert venues, and theatres will be able to operate at 50 percent seated capacity or 500 people, whichever is less.
  • Restaurants, bars, and other food or drink establishments without dance facilities will be able to operate with 50 percent capacity indoors.
  • Retailers, including grocery stores and pharmacies, as well as shopping malls, can operate with 50 percent capacity indoors.
  • Non-spectator areas of sports and recreational fitness facilities, including gyms, can operate with 50 percent capacity indoors.
  • Movie theatres, meeting rooms, and event spaces can operate with 50 percent capacity indoors.
  • Recreational amenities and amusement parks, including water parks, can operate with 50 percent capacity indoors.
  • Museums, galleries, aquariums, zoos, and similar attractions, as well as casinos, bingo halls, and other gaming establishments, can open at 50 percent capacity indoors.
  • Indoor religious services, rites, or ceremonies can take place at 50 percent capacity.
  • The province said enhanced proof of vaccination, and other requirements would continue to apply in existing settings.

21 February

  • Social gathering limits will increase to 25 people indoors and 100 people outdoors.
  • Capacity limits will be lifted in indoor public settings where proof of vaccination is required.
  • Spectator capacity at sporting events, concert venues, and theatres will increase to 50 percent capacity.
  • Capacity is limited in most remaining indoor public settings where proof of vaccination is not required to the number of people that can maintain two meters of physical distance.
  • Indoor religious services, rites, or ceremonies are limited to the number of people that can maintain two meters of physical distance, with no limit if proof of vaccination is required.
  • Indoor capacity limits will be increased to 25 percent in the remaining higher-risk settings where proof of vaccination is required, including nightclubs, wedding receptions in meeting or event spaces where there is dancing, as well as bathhouses and sex clubs.
  • Enhanced proof of vaccination and other requirements would continue to apply in existing settings.

14 March

  • Social gathering limits will be increased to 50 people indoors with no limits for outdoor gatherings.
  • Capacity limits will be lifted in all indoor public settings. Proof of vaccination will be maintained in existing settings in addition to other regular measures.
  • The remaining capacity limits on religious services, rites, or ceremonies will be lifted.

Upcoming Event

Global warming & climate change

2:00 PM February 14, 2022


Global Warming and Climate Change are creating a lot of news around the world. It is a topic that not only interests the professionals in the field of meteorology but also the general public, bureaucrats, and politicians. In fact, keeping the “General Public” informed about GW&CC is an extremely important activity of the International Forum of Meteorological Societies (

Therefore, the Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce (ICCC) invited IFMS President Dr. Harinder P.S. Ahluwalia to make a public presentation on this issue.

The President of the Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society ( Mr. Jim Abraham has agreed to assist Dr. Ahluwalia to cover the Canadian Government’s efforts to safeguard Canadians from the adverse effects of GW&CC.

This Session will consist of 2 parts as follows.

Part 1: Public Lecture on Causes of Global Warming & Climate Change its Remedies and how to cope with the effects of GW&CC — to be presented by Dr. Harinder Ahluwalia.

Part 2: The steps the Canadian Governments are taking to safeguard Canadians from the potentially disastrous effects of Global Warming and Climate Change — Mr. Jim Abraham.

Dr. Harinder P. S. Ahluwalia is the President of the International Forum of Meteorological Societies (IFMS) which aims at creating collaboration between the National Meteorological Societies of the world to leverage each other’s strengths. He is also the President and CEO of Info-Electronics Systems Inc. (IES) based in Montreal with an office in New Delhi. Incorporated in 1981, IES is a systems engineering, development, and implementation company in Hydrometeorology, Remote Sensing, and environment monitoring.

Mr. Jim Abraham, President of the Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society (, is a well-known meteorologist — nationally and internationally — and is frequently invited as an expert by a variety of organizations and the media. As the Director-General of Monitoring Networks at the Meteorological Service of Canada (MSC), Jim managed a wide variety of weather, water, and environmental operational and research programs over a 36-year career with the Meteorological Service of Canada. His most proud accomplishment was starting the Canadian hurricane forecast and research program. He was awarded the Patterson Medal for Meteorology in 2003, the Queens Jubilee Medal in 2013, and a Fellow of the Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society in 2017.


Are you looking to hire highly-skilled, knowledgeable students?

Many Centennial College students are available year-round for Work Integrated Learning (WIL) opportunities, including co-op placements and field placements. Our students can help businesses with short-term staffing needs, small projects, peak period demands, and other recruitment needs.

Co-op Students

Centennial College offers over 50 co-op programs in the fields of Business, Engineering Technology Applied Sciences, and Transportation.

The co-op program gives our students a chance to gain meaningful work experience while allowing them to fill short-term staffing needs and assess potential full-time employees.

  • Students are available full-time for 4-month assignments (8- and 12-month work terms may be arranged)
  • Organizations that offer paid co-op opportunities may be eligible for the Ontario Co-operative Education Tax Credit (up to $3000 per student for each co-op work term)

If you are interested in hiring a co-op student, contact our staff by phone: 416–289–5209 or by email:

Field Placement Students

A large number of academic programs require students to complete a mandatory field placement. These placements are ideal for short-term recruitment needs. Field placements are unpaid and can range from a few days to several weeks, depending on the program. Placements are offered in a range of programs, such as Community and Health Studies; Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts; Communications, Media, Arts, and Design.

If you are interested in hiring a field placement student, please contact SOLV, our single point of contact for employers seeking to connect with business-enhancing opportunities and services across Centennial College. You can reach SOLV by phone: 416–289–5022 or by email:

Virtual Employer Session for ICCC Members

For more information on how your business can benefit from our various Work Integrated Learning (WIL) opportunities, learn about available employer funding programs and discover the numerous ways you can work with Centennial College to attract qualified employees, attend our Virtual Employer Session:

Date / Time & registration information to be announced soon

Board positions at Carleton University

Carleton University Board of Governors is seeking community-at-large members to serve on the Board for an initial three-year term beginning July 1, 2022.

The Board is seeking individuals with expertise in the following fields:

  • Capital project management, architecture, engineering and design, and construction
  • Pension plan governance and investment management
  • Government relations
  • In addition, the Board is seeking Indigenous representation and members from underrepresented groups including but not limited to those represented by race, sex, Indigeneity, disability, gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation.

Interested candidates can find the online application form and detailed information about the nominating process on our website:

The deadline for applications is Feb. 12, 2022.

Securiguard Services

Securiguard Services Limited has been at the forefront of the asset protection arena for almost fifty years by being a leading-edge innovative security and safety solution provider. That is how it has become one of the largest and most trusted private security organizations in Canada.

Securiguard has proven expertise in deploying security and safety personnel in a variety of industries including Corporate, Retail, Property Management, Industrial, Aviation, Marine, Government, Educational, and Industrial/Resource Projects, and has the largest and highest accredited K9 detection and screening division in Canada.

With the ability to service clients across Canada including major centers, small towns, and remote locations by air, land, or sea their team of 3000+ strong security and safety professionals, make people feel safe by offering a comprehensive selection of safety and security services and solutions.

ICCC is Partner Organization

at Panorama India’s Republic Day Celebrations

Venue: Living Art Centre, Mississauga

Date: To be announced


Let’s Talk Workplace Wellness

Are you a leader who cares about workplace wellness?

Are you an employee who wants to see your workplace wellness enhanced?

Are you a people-focused manager keen to make a big difference for your employees and colleagues as we evolve from this pandemic and build better and stronger workplace support?

Are you an entrepreneur or small business owner who needs to validate the business value of workplace wellness?

Are you a Human Resources professional who wants to exchange workplace wellness ideas in a peer-to-peer setting?

You need to join us for LET’S TALK WORKPLACE WELLNESS ON BELL LET’S TALK DAY, Wednesday, January 26th from 12 noon to 3pm ET.

Brock University: Research Participants Wanted

Understanding Body Image in South Asian Pregnant Women

We’re interested in understanding body image experiences in South Asian women who are currently pregnant

Who can participate?

  • Women From the South Asian community (ie descendants from India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, Maldives, and Bhutan)
  • Currently pregnant
  • Live in Canada
  • Able to read and write English

What do you have to do?

  • Complete a short questionnaire online (10–15 minutes)
  • Take part in a one-on-one interview (Time commitment of 1–1.5 hours)
  • Review interview summary (20 minutes)
  • Total time commitment — 90–120 minutes

Where does the study take place?

  • Interviews will be completed online using a video conferencing platform (e.g. Zoom, Lifesize, Skype) according to your preference

Compensation: Participants will be given $20 via e-transfer for their time following the interview

Interested? Contact

Kirina Angrish at

Dr. Kimberley L. Gammage at

This study has been reviewed and received ethics clearance through the Research Ethics Board at Brock University (File #20–347)

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