Accomplishments

Business Opportunities

  • Providing networking opportunities through business, community and social events
  • Connecting members with members to facilitate significant trade and commerce
  • Organizing various educational and business related¬†seminars including co-organizing (in affiliation with the Canadian-Croatian Business Network which is based in Croatia) the Croatian trade missions to Canada in fall of 2011 and spring of 2013 in Toronto)


Youth Involvement

  • Supporting Croatian youth through a scholarship and bursary fund
  • Establishing a mentorship program for Croatian-Canadian post-secondary students and recent graduates
  • Placing co-op students with Chamber members
  • Financial and mentor support of Croatian Student Associations at various universities and colleges.


Community Involvement

  • Working with and supporting local Croatian organizations and endeavours, including, among others, the Croatian-Canadian Library
    and Cultural Society, the Croatian Consulate and various folklore groups to preserve our common heritage
  • Promoting community events and news through our community web portal at www.croat.ca
  • Recognizing excellence and leadership in the Croatian-Canadian community through the annual Business Excellence Awards Evening
  • Supporting and promoting Croatian-Canadian artists and authors
  • Financially contributing to Croatian demining program
  • Reaching out to Croatian-Canadian icons to reintegrate them into the Croatian-Canadian community


Advocacy and Lobbying

  • Playing an instrumental role in successfully lobbying the Canadian government to eliminate visa requirements for Croatians travelling to Canada
  • Promoting and supporting Croatian-Canadian candidates, irrespective of party affiliation, in their political aspirations
  • Educating Canadians on our history in Canada through support of historical research and representation at relevant Canadian organizations
  • Building ties with Croatia by receiving and hosting Croatian representatives visiting Canada, attending meetings with contacts in Croatia,
    and presenting at business seminars in Croatia
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