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Al Futtaim Group Launches Health Hub, a network of clinics to be accredited by Accreditation Canada

“16 October 2019 – HealthHub by Al Futtaim proudly announced their opening of 10 primary care centres in Dubai and their commitment to quality improvement and patient safety by implementing Accreditation Canada’s Qmentum InternationalTM program. HealthHub joins an elite group of organisations embarking on a health care accreditation journey in collaboration with Accreditation Canada. Accreditation Canada’s Qmentum InternationalTM program is an ongoing […]

Announcement of new Canadian diplomatic appointments

The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, announced on October 23 the following diplomatic appointments: UAE, Abu Dhabi : Marcy Grossman becomes Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates. Ms. Grossman replaces Masud Husain. UAE, Dubai: Jean-Philippe Linteau becomes Consul General in Dubai. Mr. Linteau replaces Marcy Grossman. Iraq: Ulric Shannon becomes Ambassador to the […]

Second-Generation Muslim Women Study

Awish Aslam, PhD Candidate in the Sociology Department at the University of Western Ontario, is conducting her PhD project titled, “Second-Generation Canadian Muslim Women and their Work Experiences”. The purpose of this study is to better understand the work experiences of second-generation Canadian Muslim women both in and outside of the home. The researchers are […]

Brookfield, Dubai’s Meraas Holding create $1.4 billion retail Joint Venture

Brookfield Asset Management and Dubai’s Meraas Holding have agreed to form a joint venture valued at 5 billion dirham ($1.4 billion) to own and operate Meraas’ retail assets. The deal “represents a significant investment in the region” for Brookfield with $385 billion (Dh1.4 trillion) of assets under management, the company said in a statement. It […]

The UAE hosts EXPO 2020 and invites Canadians to visit

Please find the link to His Excellency the Ambassador Fahad Saeed Al Raqbani article in Ottawa Life magazine inviting Canadians to visit Expo2020 Dubai.

Consortium of Bombardier Transportation, Orascom Construction and Arab Contractors wins contract to supply and operate two monorail lines in Egypt

Cairo selects the proven INNOVIA Monorail 300 system for two new monorail lines to connect East Cairo with the New Administrative Capital and 6th October City with Giza Bombardier Transportation, Orascom Construction PLC (NASDAQ Dubai: OC; EGX: ORAS) and Arab Contractors signed on August 13 an agreement with National Authority for Tunnels in Cairo to […]

Minister Carr announces award of contract for Canada Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai

July 8, 2019 – Ottawa, Ontario – Global Affairs Canada Expo 2020 Dubai will bring people together from around the globe in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to showcase world innovations, encourage international collaboration. With an anticipated 25 million visitors, Expo 2020 Dubai will be a platform to showcase Canadian innovation and to promote new […]

Happy Canada Day

The Canada Arab Business Council wishes to extend to our members, partners and friends a safe and happy Holiday Weekend and Canada Day.

Quebec Ministerial mission to Tunisia and Morocco during SITIC Africa 2019

The Ministry of the Economy and Innovation, in collaboration with the Quebec Office in Rabat and the support of the Canadian embassies in Tunisia and Morocco, is organizing a trade mission to the Maghreb. The mission has two components: Tunisia, from June 16 to 19, 2019, on the occasion of the International Exhibition of Informations […]

Canada’s Participation at Expo 2020 Dubai (7405360)

Tender notice for procurement, involvement and sponsorship opportunities: Canada’s Participation at Expo 2020 Dubai (7405360)  

Tender notice: Canada Pavilion at Expo 2020 (08A33-180482/B)

Click here for the RFP for the design and build of the Canada pavilion, posted on the Canadian government’s buy and sell site on March 25.  

Canada Arab Business Council is hiring a new President

We are pleased to announce that the Board has approved the hiring of a paid President of the Canada Arab Business Council. The Executive Committee has now established a Search Committee for this purpose, consisting of Walid Hejazi, Jim Metcalfe, Carmen Sylvain, Scott Jolliffe and Mohammad Al Zaibak (ex officio as the Chair of CABC). […]

News in Khaleej Times, Canada confirms Expo 2020 participation

Click here to access the article.

Press release: Canada Arab Business Council Congratulates the Government of Canada for its Decision to Participate in Expo 2020 Dubai

Click here for the press release from Canada Arab Business Council congratulating the Government of Canada for its decision to participate in Expo 2020 Dubai.

Islamic Finance: Islamic asset management on the rise in Canada

Click here to access CABC member and Chief Executive and Co-founder of Manzil, Mohamad Sawwaf’s article on Islamic asset management on the rise in Canada.

News Islamic Finance: The GCC’s opportunity to lead Canada’s financial disruption

Click here for CABC member and Chief Executive and Co-founder of Manzil, Mohamad Sawwaf’s article on the GCC’s opportunity to lead Canada’s financial disruption.

Dubai Expo 2020

First edition of the new CABC Newsletter

We are delighted to share with you the first edition of our new Canada Arab Business Council newsletter. Please click here to access the newsletter. Encourage companies in your sector to join the CABC!

Celebration of Arab Women Leaders

Date: October 30, 2018 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm | Where : Gowling WLG (Ottawa) | The CABC is delighted to partner with Gowling WLG and the National Council on Canada-Arab Relations for an upcoming event to celebrate the achievement of Arab women all over the world who have excelled in their field of choice. […]

The CABC calls on Canada and Saudi Arabia to re-affirm and continue to develop their bilateral relationship

The Canada Arab Business Council commends the early efforts of the governments of Canada and Saudi Arabia to resolve the current bilateral dispute between our countries and encourages them to amplify these discussions with a view to moving towards a more constructive relationship in the future.

Canada and United Arab Emirates announce successful conclusion of foreign investment promotion and protection agreement negotiations

The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of International Trade, and His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.), are pleased to announce the successful conclusion of negotiations toward a bilateral foreign investment promotion and protection agreement (FIPA) between Canada and the U.A.E.

Canada and United Arab Emirates agree to enhance cooperation

Canada and the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.) have a deeply rooted relationship, and yesterday the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, hosted a successful bilateral meeting with Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the U.A.E.’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. The ministers discussed their desire to build on existing relations to expand […]

Canada intends to lift visa requirement on the United Arab Emirates

Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, Ahmed Hussen, announced today during a meeting with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, that the Government is lifting the visa requirement for UAE citizens on June 5, 2018.

Financial Times Special Report: Investing in the Arab World

« Opportunity can be found in nations that are in flux, and Saudi Arabia is offering investors untapped growth as the kingdom embarks on a period of immense change. This report also explores how Egypt, Syria, Lebanon and Tunisia are seeking ways to expand. »

CABC Annual Business Forum and Gala Dinner, April 24, 2018

The Canada Arab Business Council hosted its Annual Business Forum and Gala dinner at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa on April 24, 2018. The event was a tremendous success with a sold out audience and a panel of speakers that included Minister of International Trade François-Philippe Champagne; Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development […]

Canadian business should not ignore the Arab world’s potential

In 2017, Canadian exports to the Middle East were $5.7-billion and imports were $6.3-billion. While not insignificant, these figures are tiny in comparison to Canada’s overall trade, at just 1 per cent. In sharp contrast, in the same year, Canada’s exports to the United States alone were $415-billion and imports were $288-billion, constituting 76 per […]

Accreditation Canada and Health Standards Organization (HSO) at Arab Health Congress in Dubai

Accreditation Canada and Health Standards Organization, a CABC member and active player in the Gulf region since 2002, made a major presentation at the Arab Health Congress 9th Quality Management Conference on February 1, 2018 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. CEO, Leslee Thompson spoke on how patient engagement can lead to better health outcomes.

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