Overseas Friends of India Canada (OFIC) is a voluntary not-for-profit Canadian organization. OFIC brings together Indo- Canadians of all ages, ethnicities, faiths and political stripes following the spirit of multiculturalism, friendship and our core civilizational values to work towards strengthening the ties between India and Canada.
OFIC’s mission is to foster friendly and mutually respectful relations between the people/citizens of Canada and India.
We aim to project and promote Canada and India as vibrant multiculutral and peaceful democracies by hosting events and promoting inclusivity.
OFIC's executive team that drives the organization's success.
Chartered Professional Accountant with 33 years of experience in the private and federal government. President of a commercial real estate company and of an NGO. Proficiency in managing multiple demands in pressured and dynamic conditions. Accomplished team builder, manager and developer of staff. Accomplished investor in commercial real estate acquisitions, operation and disposal of real estate properties. Extensive experience in the delivery of the audit programs, development of business plans and strategies for setting up new functions within a government agencies.
Dr Narinder Garg has a Master of Engineering from the University of Roorkee and a PhD from IIT Delhi, both being among India’s most prestigious institutions. Having been a tenured assistant professor, he brings the academic rigour and problem-solving skills to this role. He also has decades of experience working as a quality assurance professional in well-known companies like Nortel Networks and Nav Canada. He helped in organizing workshops and seminars in Indo-Canadian Community Centre (ICCC).
His enthusiasm to serve the Indo-Canadian community is evident in organizing a large number of functions and events to further bond between India and Canada.
Nagmani Sharma started his career as Director of Chintamani Foundation, Barotiwala. Later he pivoted himself as Textile Engineer and held important key role positions. He was born in Bihar, raised and brought up in Himachal & Punjab. In 2007, he immigrated to Winnipeg, Canada. In Canada he served in various positions like Teaching Assistant at University of Manitoba, Rehabilitation department of Children’s Hospital Winnipeg, Software Engineer at Canadian Health Systems and Entrust.
Mr Kapoor holds a Masters in Engineering from the Carleton University in Ottawa and Bachelors in Engineering from Delhi. He retired after 29 years of service at the Institute of Aerospace Research, National Research Council (NRC) Canada where he was involved in various successful Electromechanical Instrumentation projects. He has been a long-time community activist and has served on the executive teams of various citizen associations. He is especially passionate about helping senior citizens and other vulnerable sections of the society.
Shefali holds a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree, Bachelors of Commerce and Post Graduate Diploma in Business. She has over 15 years of business management experience working with various high-profile GoC clients, Crown Corporations and Private sectors. She currently works with Govt of Canada. She is also a mentor at Algonquin College and coaches students in career development courses. Shefali is a trained classical and contemporary dancer and runs a dance school BollywoodancePro in Ottawa.
Hemant Shah is a forward-thinking and community-minded business champion leader with more than 4 decades of experience in the promotion and development of international trade. He has successfully established export opportunities to countries in Asia, Europe, North America, and the Middle East. He has received several prestigious awards from the business communities and governments. His contribution made a landmark in International trade relationships between India and Canada. His unbeatable achievements could be counted as President: Cubex India Limited, Director of Cubex Canada, Director of Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce, Head of the India Canada Trade Development Committee and Board of Directors of Canada-India Business Council. He will be heading our Canada India Trade Corridor.