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ICCC is excited to come to Canada for the first time in 2021, thanks to our lead sponsor, Pizza Hut Canada!

While this cohort will support small businesses across Canada, we will focus recruitment efforts in Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg, and Vancouver. ICCC has worked in over 20 cities across the United States, and we look forward to expanding our reach internationally into Canada!

The ICCC Canada program will be offered virtually in 2021, with the Opening Seminar Series taking place the afternoons of Monday, October 25th and Wednesday, October 27th.

The 2021 ICCC Canada cohort will prioritize recruitment efforts to disabled, immigrant, indigenous, and minority small business owners.

For questions regarding the 2021 Canada Cohort, reach out directly to Marynee Pontes, Deputy Director, at or 617-238-3035.

“The Opening Seminar provided one of the best business instructions I’ve received in a long time. The level of clarity and real world examples were key to keeping me focused and engaged in active listening. The speakers were excellent!”

Khepera’s Kitchen, 2020 ICCC Baltimore Participant

2021 Canada Timeline

  • Kick-Off Event: Wednesday, July 14th
  • Nomination Deadline: Friday, September 10th
  • Application Deadline: Friday, October 1st
  • ICCC Canada Virtual Opening Seminar Series: Afternoons of Monday, October 25th and Wednesday, October 27th

Apply for the 2021 Canada Cohort

Are you a business owner from Canada looking to pivot your business and to gain insights to help your business survive, recover and grow? If so, apply to participate in ICCC today! The application deadline is Friday, October 1st.

Once you submit your application, you will be prompted to schedule a phone interview with ICCC. For questions about the application process, contact Laura Quon at or 617-238-3020.

“Thank you all. Everything was very well organized and I appreciated learning from everyone!”

Hortiki Plants, 2020 ICCC Washington, DC Participant

Become a Nominator with the 2021 Canada Cohort

As a Nominator with ICCC, we would work together to identify and nominate businesses in your network to participate in ICCC.

We’ve created the 2021 Canada Nominator Toolkit which includes our Nominator Process Packet, sample language to promote the program, and other tools to best assist you through the nomination process. It outlines the various ways you can get involved as a nominator, the nomination and application timelines, best practices, and FAQs.

You can nominate business owners using our online Nomination Form, or by uploading your nominations to the ICCC Nomination Template and emailing it to by Friday, September 10th.

For questions about the nomination process, contact Marynee Pontes at or 617-238-3035.

Become a Collaborator with the 2021 Canada Cohort

As a Collaborator with ICCC, we would work together to promote and provide resources to the larger small business ecosystem by hosting webinars, volunteering as coaches for ICCC, and participating in various panel discussions.

If you’re interested in serving as a Collaborator, please schedule a call to speak with Marynee Pontes here.

Resources for Small Businesses Affected by COVID-19

We’ve created the Small Business Resource Center, which hosts a wide range of national and local resources aimed at supporting small businesses through the COVID-19 pandemic.


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