Events in 2021

Canada Summer Job Employment participation

Under the Canada Summer Job employment program, OFIC hired three students Vansh Sethi, Alina Bhatia, and Karan Parikh. These students worked during the months of July/August under the guidance and supervision of Dr. Narinder Garg.

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Free Counselling Available

Free Private Confidential Individual (One-on-One) Counselling / Therapy sessions by licensed health care workers are still available for eligible Ontario residents. This program has been extended and it will end on May 21, 2021. Contact OFIC at pmcovid19@ofic.ca directly to register.

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Mental Health issues of Indian International Students in Canada

Sahyog with support of High Commission of India, Ottawa and in collaboration of OFIC held a webinar on the mental health issues of Indian International Students in Canada on 8th April 2021. The event was free of charge.

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Events in 2020

Pravasi Bhartiya Divas

Pravasi Bhartiya Divas 2020 hosted by Overseas Friends of India Canada (OFIC) and Indo-Canada Ottawa Business Chamber (ICOBC) was celebrated at Centurion Conference & Event center, Ottawa.

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Webinar for International Indian Students

Overseas Friends of India Canada in collaboration with the High Commission of India, Ottawa conducted an online Webinar (seminar) for international Indian students on May 01 from 2.00 PM to 3.20 PM.

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Ayodhya Ram Mandir Bhoomi Pooja

Overseas Friends of India Canada (OFIC) and Canada India Global Forum (CIGF) organized Ayodhya Ram Mandir Bhoomi Pooja ceremony in Ottawa, Canada.

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Free Webinar on How to deal with Stress & Anxiety

COVID-19 has changed the ways we live and work. It has a continuing impact on people in many ways in terms of employment, school, work, relationships, travel, anxieties etc.

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20th National Diwali celebration at Parliament Hill (Virtual)

20th National Diwali at Parliament Hill (virtual) hosted by OFIC, Todd Doherty, M.P. Prince George, Deepak Obhrai Foundation and Canada India Foundation was celebrated via Zoom. Keynote speakers were Hon. Erin O’Toole, Leader of the opposition and HE Ajay Bisaria HCI in Canada.

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Ottawa Food Bank Donation by OFIC

Overseas Friends of India Canada (OFIC) is committed to provide continuing services to our community and vulnerable people across the city. Team OFIC made a huge food donation to Ottawa Food Bank on Sunday, December 13, 2020.

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Free Webinar on “Mental Health Awareness & COVID-19”

A free Webinar on “Mental Health Awareness & COVID-19” by Dr Owen P. Kelly was held on Saturday, December 19, 2020 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM (EST). The webinar addressed questions and strategies related to managing the stress.

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2020 Volunteer Recognition Dinner

OFIC organized a National Diwali volunteer recognition dinner at East India Co., Robertson Rd. Ottawa. Recognition certificates were signed by Todd Doherty. His Excellency Mr Ajay Bisaria, High Commission of India to Canada graciously handed over the recognition certificate to each volunteer.

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Events in 2019

Festival of Vaisakh

Vaisakh, Vaisakha, Boisakh, Baisakh, Bohag, Vaikasi or Gudi Padwa is a month of the Hindu calendar that corresponds to April/May in the Gregorian calendar. It is also the first month of the Punjabi, Odia, Assamese, Bengali and Nepali calendar.

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19th National Diwali on Parliament Hill

Diwali known as the auspicious festival of lights, which represents the victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, and good over evil was celebrated with a special tribute to Late Hon. Deepak Obhrai P.C M.P.

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2019 Volunteer Recognition Dinner

OFIC organised a Diwali volunteer recognition dinner on Dec 12, 2019 at Host India, Montreal Road, Ottawa. All the volunteers of Diwali event, performing group leads and members of organizing committee were invited.

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Events 2018

18th National Diwali at Parliament Hill

Diwali known as the festival of lights, represents the victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance and good over evil. Diwali was celebrated on Oct 30th under the guidance and inspiration of Hon. Deepak Obhrai P.C M.P.

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2018 Volunteer Recognition Dinner

OFIC organised a volunteer recognition dinner on Nov 30 th 2018 at East India Company restaurant on Robertson Rd, Nepean. All the volunteers of Diwali event and members of organizing committee were invited.

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Events in 2017

“Is There an Indian Way of Seeing & India’s Place in the World?” – Makarand Paranjape

Makarand Paranjape was the keynote speaker and he spoke on the topic of "Is There an Indian Way of Seeing & India’s Place in the World?".

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17th National Diwali at Parliament Hill

Diwali popularly known as the festival of lights was celebrated on Oct 18th under the inspiration and overall guidance of Hon. Deepak Obhrai P.C M.P. It was hosted by Overseas Friends of India (OFIC).

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Events in 2016

India’s Recent Achievements and Transformation and Fundraising for Fort McMurray Fire Victims

This event focused on as to how India was transforming and improving. There were three presentations.

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