Meet CAP Member Stoyan Nikolov


Stoyan Nikolov came to Canada in November of 2012 with the goal of finding a better life. He wanted to find a good job and settle into Canadian life as quickly and smoothly as possible. Stoyan achieved his goals and became a Canadian citizen in June of 2017. “It feels good to be part of a great country,” he says.

Stoyan enjoys being involved in his community, including volunteering for City of Toronto special events. When he isn’t volunteering, Stoyan is outdoors enjoying hiking, biking or playing football in the green spaces of the city.

As a current Cultural Access Pass member, Stoyan is taking advantage of his CAP card and the opportunities it offers. He has attended multiple concerts through the CAP program, including a dress rehearsal performance of Rigoletto by the Canadian Opera Company. He enjoys going to cultural events like these because he can “share the Canadian culture with other people.” He also believes that cultural places play an important role in building inclusion as “they bring various facets of the society to new Canadians.”

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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