CHAMPIONS

  • Mohamad Fakih named 2017 Business Person of the Year by Brampton trade board Mohamad Fakih, CEO/president, Paramount Fine Foods, was this year’s Business person of the year in the Brampton Board of Trade’s (BBOT) 2017 Business Excellence Awards. – Claudio Cugliari/Metroland Some nine years ago, Mohamad Fakih, CEO/president, Paramount Fine Foods, walked into a decrepit Lebanese restaurant in Mississauga looking to buy baklava (a ...
  • Immigrant lawyer and politician Iqra Khalid on being ambitious, ethno-cultural and female in Canada Shortly after 29-year-old Iqra Khalid decided to seek the nomination to become a candidate in the last federal election, the Pakistani-born immigrant visited a community adviser along with her father. He invited them to sit down in his living room. Then, in an utterly calm, icy voice, he delivered his ...
  • Exploring life, culture and journalism with reporter Aparita Bhandari A passionate arts reporter, Aparita Bhandari poses with a public art installation in downtown Toronto. Bangkok-born, of Indian heritage, Aparita Bhandari is a well-known culture reporter, published in leading Canadian dailies and magazines. Bhandari talks to Canadian Immigrant about life, culture and journalism in multicultural Toronto. Tell us about your background as ...
  • Past Top 25 winner Deepa Mehta thrilled at receiving Canada’s Walk of Fame star! Deepa Mehta at Canada’s Walk of Fame ceremony. Canada’s Walk of Fame (CWOF) recently rolled out its glam red carpet for 2016 inductees with an amazing lineup of Canadian artists, performers and special guests at the Allstream Centre in downtown Toronto. Since 1998, CWOF has been honouring and celebrating more than ...
  • Evolution of Canadian business: adapting to diversity, slowly but surely The changing (read diverse) face of the Canadian population has made it imperative for companies, big and small, to pay attention to ethnic markets, diverse work environments and an inclusive method of getting things done. Canadian Immigrant spoke to top influencers, including Balmoral Multicultural’s Sharifa Khan, about why diversity is ...