Toronto-based actor Christef Desir on his time as a Cultural Access Pass member


“Getting a Cultural Access Pass the day I became a Canadian citizen was truly amazing for me and my family. It provided us with an opportunity to explore sights and artifacts that are integral to Canadian culture. Going to museums was very enriching for us, as a family. We came from Haiti where we didn’t even have opportunities to go to museums, so we are deeply grateful to the Institute for Canadian Citizenship!” — Christef Desir; Actor at Soulpepper Theatre Company.

The Cultural Access Pass is a free program created by the Institute for Canadian Citizenship that provides new Canadian citizens with free admission to more than 1,400 of Canada’s premier cultural attractions. By partnering with hundreds of cultural organizations, the CAP program delivers amazing cultural experiences to new citizens during their first year of citizenship, giving new Canadians more knowledge about Canada and making them feel welcomed in their new home.

Christef Desir is one of more than the 238,000 past participants of this program. He is an actor originally from Port-Au-Prince, Haiti, and is currently part of the Soulpepper Academy. He’s appeared in productions such as It’s a Wonderful Life (Soulpepper, 2016), Edmund (Storefront Theatres) and The Last Days of Judas Iscarot (Unit 102), as well as the film and television products Ransom (CBS) and Wasteland (Short). He currently resides in Toronto, ON.

About CAP: Learn more about 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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