Our Enhanced Citizenship Ceremonies reflect on what it means to be Canadian and the value of active citizenship and inclusion. Hosted across the country, ICC Enhanced Citizenship Ceremonies celebrate the plethora of cultures and languages that constitute Canada.
new Canadians sworn in
We acknowledge the history of colonization in Canada, including the ways in which colonial systems and intergenerational trauma continue to impact Indigenous peoples today. We commit to working towards reconciliation and to building better relationships in the future.
“What I like about ICC Ceremonies… is being able to hear stories of people’s perseverance, their reasons for coming to Canada, what they appreciate about Canada and what they’ve learned since they’ve been here, and how they’ve been able to contribute to Canada. It sets a really beautiful tone for what it means to be Canadian.”
This program is funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
Conferring citizenship is the sole purview of the Government of Canada through the department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). Contact IRCC for any questions about the citizenship or immigration process.
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Our partners offer their welcoming public spaces and work with us to host ICC Enhanced Citizenship Ceremonies. Email us to learn more.
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Our work is made possible by our network of partners and volunteers.
Cheer on the newest members of the Canadian family by performing at an ICC Enhanced Citizenship Ceremony.
Our Enhanced Citizenship Ceremonies connect new Canadians with longer-standing members of their community.
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