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News from the ICCC : Support initiatives for our members & partners

Dear Members and Partners,

Our mandate at the ICCC is to provide you with key information and assistance pertaining to the Canadian market, even during these uncertain times. We will therefore use this platform on a weekly basis to keep you up to date on new developments which could impact business dealings with your partners and clients in Canada.

Promotional campaign for ICCC members and partners

The ICCC is launching a promotional campaign for its valued members and partners in the retail and restaurant industry that remain open during the pandemic. Using our various digital platforms and extensive network of contacts, the ICCC will inform and promote the services you offer: special menus; home delivery; take-out orders; online orders; gift cards; etc.

To be part of the promotional campaign, please send us the following information by April 15, 2020, at the latest:
o Name of your establishment
o Address
o Phone
o Website
o Brief description of your services during the pandemic and photo(s)

Please send your information to:
If you have any questions about this initiative, please contact Connie Russo or Terry Marziliano.

Fonds de solidarité FTQ deferral

The Fonds de solidarité FTQ is offering all its portfolio companies a six-month deferral of loan interest and principal payments.

Businesses that avail themselves of the deferral offer are no longer obligated to make principal and/or interest payments (at the company’s option), which were payable from the date of acceptance of the moratorium and for six months thereafter.

This measure is meant to ease the short-term financial pressures faced by businesses in its network, which includes the Fonds régionaux de solidarité FTQ. In the case of the Fonds locaux de solidarité FTQ, this temporary relief will be implemented in partnership with the RCMs and other FLS manager organizations.

To learn more about this offer and the various government support measures available to businesses during the pandemic, check out the FAQs :

AiutiAMO l’Italia

As COVID-19 continues its devastating spread across Italy, a heartbreaking reality is setting in. The human and economic impact of this pandemic is being felt across the country, and the needs are great – especially for the most vulnerable.

We are fighting hard against this pandemic, but we also need your help!

This is why the Embassy of Italy in Canada, in partnership with the Canadian Red Cross and with the support of the Italian Chambers of Commerce in Canada, has launched a fundraising campaign to support the Italian Red Cross’s COVID-19 response activities.

The funds raised will help the most vulnerable in Italy make it through these uncertain times.

If you would like to contribute, please visit:

During this period, our team remains dedicated to answer all your questions and to assist you. Please contact us by email:
Danielle Virone :
Roxana Cirstea :
Connie Russo :
Terry Marziliano :
Ruggiera Sarcina (Italy) :

We also invite you to visit our website and social media platforms frequently for the latest updates.

Thank you for your continued trust and stay safe.


The ICCC team |