Toronto, ON – It is with deep and profound sadness that the Italian Chamber of Commerce of Ontario Canada (ICCO Canada) announces the passing of longtime Executive Director Corrado Paina. On behalf of the Board of Directors, management team and employees, we extend our deepest sympathies to Corrado’s family.

Corrado was a larger-than-life figure, the heart and soul of the ICCO Canada, and has left an indelible mark on every person he met throughout his extensive career. He dedicated his life to connecting the two countries he called home, Italy, and Canada, and has built long-lasting connections and great friendships in both countries. His visionary leadership, kindness, and generosity made him beloved by the Italian Canadian community and everyone he touched. All his work and career have been focusing on the expansion and the enhancement of cultural and business relationships between Canada and Italy and his passing will be a major loss to ICCO Canada and the Italian Canadian business community.

Corrado’s passing will be mourned by the whole Italian Canadian community in Toronto and the GTA, as well as in Italy. His presence and commitment to the community will be greatly missed. On behalf of the ICCO Canada we once again extend our deepest condolences to Corrado’s family during this incredibly difficult time.

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The Italian Chamber of Commerce of Ontario Canada (ICCO Canada) is an independent, non-profit business organization whose aim is to enhance and promote investments, trade, and cultural alliances among visionaries, entrepreneurs, and global organizations in Canada and in Italy.

Our Services

The Italian Chamber of Commerce of Ontario offers a number of fee-based services for both members and non-members. Our staff are experts in performing market research, matching companies to potential partners overseas, and developing communication strategies. This, combined with our overseas business network, make the Chamber an effective and modern vehicle for business.

Services include commercial missions, office space rental, referral service, market research and more.


By becoming a member of the ICCO you will get the opportunity of getting in contact with senior representatives of a thriving business and professional community, both locally and abroad. You will also benefit from our wide variety of value-added services, which can be catered to your specific needs.

Become a member today and start enjoying the many services offered by the Italian Chamber of Commerce of Ontario, and we will assist you in promoting your business.


ICCO Wine Desk

Italy is home to some of the oldest wine-producing regions in the world, and Italian wines are known worldwide for their broad variety. Italy, closely followed by France, is the world’s largest wine producer by volume.

The ICCO Wine Desk is the new program of the Italian Chamber of Commerce with the specific mandate of promoting Italian wines in Canada.

Marchio Ospitalitá

Italian cuisine must be considered a contribution to the world heritage and has to be defended and protected against adulteration and falsification to preserve the history, culture, quality and authenticity.

Marchio Ospitalitá represents a communication campaign designed to promote quality Italian cuisine and present the Italian “agri-food” extended production model, exemplifying the talent and tradition that goes towards the Made In Italy concept.

The Extraordinary Italian Taste

ICCO will continue to promote authentic Italian food in Ontario throughout 2020.

We will be organizing educational tours, Master classes, food symposiums and other exciting initiatives both in Italy and in Canada.

Recognizing authentic Italian products and processing and preparing them to enhance their best qualities are among this project’s goals.

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