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Community Historical Recognition Program (CHRP)
Press release for immediate diffusion. September 6, 2012

The Canadian Italian Business and Professional Association get federal funding for a project to commemorate Italian-Canadians internment during WW II

For the complete press release please click here.

Those wishing to contribute to the Project may contact CIBPA 514-254.4929 or info@cibpamontreal.com

Press release for immediate diffusion. July 2012

The Italian-Canadian business and professional Association of Montreal (CIBPA) and Her Majesty the Queen in right of Canada, as represented by the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration; announce a competition to create a sculpture to be installed in the lobby of the CASA D'ITALIA and 20 replicas of the same, in a scale format.

Deadline to apply: July 30, 2012

For details and conditions of the competition please click here.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper meets the Italian community of Montreal
Article on Il Cittadino Canadese. March 28, 2012

On the 16th of March a Round PLace took place in the Immigration office of Montreal between Prime Minister Stephen Harper and some representatives of the Italian community of Montreal. President of CIBPA, Mr. Giovanni Chieffallo was also present.

To read the article on the meeting please click here.

Press release. March 2012

Full time university students at the undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate studies level that are Canadian citizens, recognized residents of the province of Québec and are of Italian origin, are invited to participate to the CIBPA Bursary Program 2012.

Since its creation in 1961, the CIBPA Bursary Program has granted over 3 million dollars to young Italian-Canadians who have achieved academic excellence and have met the established financial assistance criteria. In 2011, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the bursary program, we collected more than 135.000$, a sum that gave us the possibility to grant 50 bursaries to university students of Italian origin.

The funds for the bursary come from The CIBPA Trust and from the donations collected among the Italian business community of Quebec. This tremendous community effort emphasizes the generosity of our many donors.

The Bursary Selection Committee, in selecting the applicants, considers the student’s academic performance and financial need.

Since 2011, CIBPA also offers a limited number of Meritorious Bursaries, based on academic achievements only, which will be granted in addition to the bursaries based on both financial need and academic results.

For more information or to apply for a bursary, students can click here or contact us: tel. (514) 254-4929, email info@cibpamontreal.com.

Deadline to apply for a bursary: by September 30th, 2012.

Meet & Greet with Minister Jason Kenney
January 24, 2012

Article from Fabrizio Intravaglia on Corriere Italiano

50th anniversary Bursary Gala

Pictures slideshow from the Gala for the 50th anniversary of the Bursary Program on Corriere Italiano

Fundraising campaign and Gala for the 50th anniversary of the CIBPA Bursary Program
Press release. August 30, 2011

Montreal, August 30, 2011. The Canadian-Italian Business & Professional Association (CIBPA) was one of the first Italian organizations to found a bursary program to promote education among Italian students. The program was founded in 1961 by a handful of CIBPA members including Messrs. Antonio Capobianco; Alfredo Gagliardi and Me Raffaele Esposito. These business men and professionals were pioneers in laying the foundation to what could become one of the most successful bursary programs in the Italian community in Canada.

In the first year of the bursary program, four bursaries were awarded for a total of 1000 dollars. Since then, the program distributed 2.7 million dollars and was able to award 1700 bursaries to young students of Italian origin. An outstand contribution to the education of professional and business persons working in various socio-economic sectors throughout Quebec society. In occasion of the 50th anniversary of its Bursary Program, the CIBPA aims to distribute 50 bursaries to 50 young university students.

In June 21, 2011 a fundraiser cocktail for the 50th anniversary of the bursary program was organized. The cocktail brought together many business persons who were eager to carry on this worthy and noble cause. The president of the program, Mr. Gian Carlo Biferali, and the President of CIBPA, Mr. Giovanni Chieffallo were pleased to announce that Mr. Mariano A. De Carolis, Director General of the Caisse populaire Desjardins Canadienne Italienne is the Honorary President of the 50th anniversary of the Bursary Gala.

Please join us in celebrating the 50th anniversary of this great program at a Gala that will be held on November 25, 2011 at 6 pm at Plaza Volare, Crown Plaza, 6600 Côte de Liesse in Montreal.

To make a contribution to the fundraising campaign, contact CIBPA at 514 254 4929 or info@cibpamontreal.com

CIBPA and I Servizi Comunitari at the Settimana Italiana of Montreal
August 14, 2011

Again this year the Canadian-Italian Business and Professional Association along with I Servizi Comunitari Italo-Canadesi participated in the Settimana Italiana during the closing weekend of festivities.

CIBPA was promoting its Bursary Program to the considerable number of people walking on St.Laurent street in Little Italy. The CIBPA celebrates this year 50th anniversary of its Bursary Program and aims to distribute 50 bursaries to Canadian students of Italian origins.

Among the various friends and personalities who came to visit the stand, we had the pleasure to meet Frank Cavallaro and Soeur Angèle, who was on the cover of last issue of PanoramItalia for her great artistry in cuisine (see pictures below).

We wish to thank Giovanni Chieffallo, Dr. Giuseppe Maiolo, Luisa Papa, Joe Papa, Alessandra Tropeano, Felicia Tropeano for their participation and their precious assistance during that weekend.

It was a pleasure to take part in this important event that celebrates the Italian culture and tradition which is appreciated by festival-goers of all origins!

Looking forward to the 19th edition of the Festival!

Round Table with Hon. Ted Menzi, Minister of State for finance
August 9, 2011

Several members of our association - small business owners, self employed and professionals - met on Tuesday, August 9th with the Minister of State for finance, Hon. Ted Menzies, for a round table discussion on financial issues.

The participants had the opportunity to listen to the Minister discuss the main financial issues affecting the country and reforms such as the Pooled Pension Plan.

Main goal of the roundtable, however, was for members not only to listen but also to ask questions and bring potential policies that they would like the government to enact to help their small and medium size businesses.

The event took place at 400, Place d'Youville in the Old Port of Montreal, from 1pm to 2:30pm.

In the picture, Minister Menzies among some of the participants.

First CIBPA 5 à 7 :
Cocktail and industrial visit @ Mitchel -Lincoln Ltd.
Mai 17 2011

Article on La Voce - click on the image to open the article

Imprenditori di successo a Montreal:
Power Lunch and Art Exhibition @ Fasken Martineau
12 April 2011

Article on La Voce - click on the image to open the article

April 2011

To all members,

Please be advised that the Annual General Meeting of the Association will be held on

Tuesday, June 7, 2011
6:00 p.m.
Leonardo da Vinci Center
Piccolo Teatro – 2nd Floor
8370, Lacordaire Blvd.

For your information you can read and download the following pdf. documents:
Rocco Caruso
Chair, Nomination & Election Committee

"Gli uomini d'affari di Montréal riscoprono la Calabria"

On April 4, 2011 CIBPA President Giovanni Chieffallo invited the Calabria delegates for a cocktail at CIBPA office.
This was an occasion for the Councillor Grillo to talk about the importance of collaborations between Italy and the Italian Community of Montreal.

Please click here to read the article of Il Cittadino Canadese (issue April 13, 2011)

CIBPA was also mentioned in various article in the italian presse. Please, go to the presse review section to read them.

"Studiano a Concordia con l'Italia nel cuore"

Mr. Giovanni Chieffallo was guest speaker during the event "Wine & Cheese Cocktail" organized by the Concordia Italian Association on March 31, 2011.

Please click
here to read the article of Il Cittadino Canadese (issue April 6, 2011)

March 2011

Il "Power Lunch" di Marzo della CIBPA

Article on CORRIERE ITALIANO, March 30 2011

Please click
here to read the article

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS - Golf Committee 2011

To all members of the CIBPA,

This year marks the 58th edition of the Golf Tournament. We are presently calling upon members who wish to volunteer to join this year’s Golf Tournament Committee.
The Golf Tournament will be held on Thursday, September 8, 2011 at le Diamant Golf Club.

The Committee will be meeting on Thursday, March 31, 2011 at 6 p.m. at the CIBPA Office.

Why not join us?

If interested to join this committee, please call the office and submit your name or email your response.
We thank you for your consideration and we look forward to your reply.

Robert Rinaldi, Associé principal, Altimum IMS
Rick Sassano, CA, Associé, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton
Sam Spatari, CA, Associé, PSB Boisjoli

Power Lunch

We are pleased to announce our next

CIBPA Power Lunch
March 15, 2011
noon to 13.30 pm
Selectcom Telecom

to download the invitation click here

We would also like to thank Domenic Diaco and Tony Loffreda from RBC Royal Bank for hosting our last Power Lunch on February 15.
Their hospitality and generosity made it a memorable event!

February 2011

Great success of CIBPA's Power Lunch on February, 15 @ RBC Royal Bank!
Article on La Voce - click on the image to open the article (.pdf)

Power Lunch

We are pleased to announce our next

CIBPA Power Lunch
February 15, 2011
noon to 13.30 pm
RBC Royal Bank, at the Private Suites

to download the invitation click here

Bursary Program

Bursary Awards Night

November 24, 2010
McGill Faculty Club

click on the image to enlarge it!

September 2010

CIBPA Golf Tournament on the Suburban. See page 5 of the following document:

CIBPA - "La Semaine Italienne"

August 2010

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