Founded in 2014, ICAC is a federally registered not for profit organization under Canada Corporations and is a non-government, non-partisan, and non-religious Organization.
Starting 2017, ICAC recognizes the partial funding support from the Celebrate Ontario funding program by the Government of Ontario and Canadian Heritage funding program of Building Communities through Arts & Heritage By the government of Canada for Canada Diwali RazzMatazz Festivals.
ICAC is governed by a volunteer board of directors and guided by an advisory board comprising community members who have vast experience and varied interests with their knowledge, skills, and influence within their professional work and social circles. These individuals excel in their fields, be it volunteer work, arts, finance, media & marketing, education, technology, or social work.
DRZMZ brings together arts, culture, food & heritage in a holistic presentation of community celebrations. DRZMZ also hosts the largest and only open air Dandiya in Canada.
Diwali RazzMatazz Balle Balle – Brampton: Introduced in 2016 for the largest Hindu community in the city of Brampton partnering with Hindu Sabha and several other like minded organizations in Peel region and GTA. ICAC founders & directors had been supporting Hindu Sabha Temple for over decade for their annual Diwali & Dushera festivities.
Diwali RazzMatazz Fireworks – Niagara Falls: The only official and recognized Diwali Fireworks in association and partnership with Niagara Parks commission and city of Niagara Falls were introduced in 2017. In 2018 a full fledged festival was conducted with cultural performances including musical concerts and dance performances.
Diwali RazzMatazz Celebrity Experience: 2019 was witnessed by the biggest ever line up of headliners and performers including Bollywood Actress Nargis Fakhri, singing sensation Shaan, legendary singer Nitin Mukesh, folk & Punjabi singer Jassi Jasbir and dandiya dhadkan Nilesh Parmar.
Canada Diwali RazzMatazz: Is now a household name for Diwali celebrations across Canada being annually held at Mississauga, Brampton, Niagara Falls with annual festivals. DRZMZ has also made appearances in Markham, Toronto, Ottawa, Winnipeg, St Catharines with associate programming and musical concerts.
2020 has made Canada Diwali RazzMatazz, a global celebration without any boundaries, The virtual programming was viewed worldwide and got patrons and followers across the globe.
The International Day of Yoga has been celebrated annually on 21 June since 2015, following its inception in the United Nations General Assembly in 2014. Yoga is a physical, mental and spiritual practice which originated in India. The Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, in his UN address suggested the date of 21 June, as it is the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and shares a special significance in many parts of the world.
ICAC takes the pride in organizing the annual International Day of Yoga annually on June 21 at majestic Niagara Falls.
ICAC hosted the first ever Indian Flag hoisting at Niagara Falls with illumination of Niagara Falls in Indian Tri Colors on its 74th Independence Day in presence of Honorable dignitaries including CGI-Toronto, NPC- Chair, NIagara Falls MP, MPP and Mayor.
ICAC in association and participation of the High Commission of India – Ottawa and Consul General of India – Toronto is excited to plan and organize the 75th year of Indian Independence at Niagara Falls commemorating on Aug 15, 2021 – August 15, 2023. India 75 shall witness following highlights:
Indo-Canada Arts Council is rolling out the red carpet in honour of creative and artistic excellences. The spotlight shall be across individuals, groups, media houses, businesses, not-for-profit organizations, community connections and public sector corporations that are cultivating and nurturing the heritage of arts & culture.
The artistic and formal affair shall feature an exclusive hour of cocktails and conversations with the nominees and awardees followed by poetry, music, dance, awards and more…
Let’s join together in recognizing the creative change makers who are making this world a better and beautiful place to live in harmony.
Enlightened Diwali Dinner during the month long Canada Diwali RazzMatazz festival series also recognizes leadership through volunteerism.
Also providing an opportunity for client and customer appreciation to its corporate sponsors during the festive season. ICAC partners sponsor tables and invite their guests for a true festive atmosphere and celebrity experience.
Volunteers are those who work selflessly and become the unsung heroes of a success story. ICAC recognizes the contributions of the hundreds of volunteers who have been part of ICAC’s culturally rich and artistically empowered contributions. We are grateful to the numerous volunteers who help us manage the festival.
ICAC is committed to educating and motivating youth to volunteer and embrace the importance of giving back to the community. ICAC develops leadership qualities with professional training and motivation through its various events and festivals.
ICAC has the pleasure to work with various community members and organizations who believe in similar vision and values to promote and support arts and culture. Without their initial support, commitment, and encouragement, ICAC would not have been able to cast an impact in the community in such a short time.
ICAC thanks all the affiliates and partners who have made our endeavors turn into a reality and encourage active participation and contributions.
We’re always looking for ways to partner with communities and their leaders, volunteers, content creators, and corporate sponsors.