Meet CAP Member Dana Cittadino


Although Dana Cittadino first came to Canada from the United States back in 1988, she didn’t become a citizen until 2016. “Since coming to Canada my life has changed in wonderful ways,” says Dana. “I believe this is where I was meant to be, living in a culturally diverse country, where everyone is included!”

Now that Dana is a Canadian citizen, she very excited to vote in the Canadian elections. “I hope that by doing so I can make my voice heard and help to shape this wonderful country moving into the future,” Dana says.

Dana uses her Cultural Access Pass often, taking advantage of free entry at different museums and taking up offers for tickets to performing arts events. She also just booked a once-in-lifetime trip across Canada with VIA Rail using her CAP membership discount.

“Cultural places play a large role in building social inclusion by offering many different experiences for the whole population. By demonstrating all aspects of Canadian culture, people learn about and learn to love our differences,” says Dana. “Going to cultural places and spaces makes me feel very welcomed as a Canadian citizen due in part to the representation of all cultures that our museums and art galleries showcase.”

About CAP: For nearly 10 years, the Institute for Canadian Citizenship (ICC) has delivered the Cultural Access Pass (CAP), an innovative, best-in-class program that gives new citizens access to Canadian culture. It’s time to shift CAP to the digital age. Support the ICC.

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