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.
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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.
A Brush with Citizenship: Winnipeg Art Gallery’s Inspiring Ceremony
On September 14, 2023, in Winnipeg, a unique and culturally rich Canadian citizenship ceremony took place at the Winnipeg Art Gallery, transforming it into a vibrant celebration of unity, diversity, and belonging.
A Journey to Discover Canada: Citizenship Ceremony at Little Canada
Citizenship Judge Albert Wong administered the oath of citizenship and celebrated 36 individuals from 17 countries as Canadian citizens on September 12, 2023.
Becoming Canadians: Achieving Dreams at the Remai Modern
In a world where achieving goals is a universal pursuit, the Remai Modern in Saskatoon hosted a remarkable event – a citizenship ceremony. At this Enhanced Citizenship Ceremony, ICC celebrated not only individual accomplishments, but also the power of collective aspirations.
Becoming Citizens: Celebrating at Sharon Temple
Sharon Temple served as a historic place for community and a beacon of the values of equality, peace, and social justice where Citizenship Judge Hardish Dhaliwal administered the oath of citizenship and celebrated 42 individuals from 16 countries as Canadian citizens.
Edmonton Hosts Unforgettable Citizenship Ceremony
Becoming a citizen of a new country is a momentous occasion that marks the finale of a journey filled with dreams, aspirations, and determination. In the heart of Edmonton, a city known for its cultural vibrancy and inclusivity, an Enhanced Citizenship Ceremony took place on August 16, 2023.
Citizenship Ceremony at Dalhousie University
In the heart of Halifax, Nova Scotia, an Enhanced Citizenship Ceremony exemplified the spirit of unity and diversity. This citizenship ceremony at Dalhousie University brought together individuals from different corners of the world, all gathered to embrace a new chapter in their lives.
Canadian Citizens Celebrating Canadian History and Culture
Version français. Venue Hudson, Calgary, Alberta Theme Canadian History & Culture At an ICC Enhanced Citizenship Ceremony, candidates for citizenship from across the globe were celebrated on July 25, 2023, […]
Pier 21 Celebrates Canada Day with Citizenship Ceremony
On this Canada Day, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, a special event took place—an Enhanced Canadian Citizenship Ceremony! The atmosphere was alive with joy and camaraderie, embodying the spirit of Canada.
Citizenship Ceremony Joins Dragon Boat Festival Lineup
Citizenship Judge Carol-Ann Hart celebrated 50 individuals from 17 countries becoming Canadian citizens at the Dragon Boat Festival on June 24, 2023.
“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.”
Elder Clarence Wolfleg Sr. | Siksika Traditional Spiritual Leader
Clarence Wolfleg Sr. (Agar) is from the Siksika Nation. Presently Clarence is recognized as a Siksika Traditional Spiritual Leader by Siksika Nation and is a spiritual advisor (Elder) at MRU, BVC (Iniikokaan Centre), Sunrise Addiction Services, Heritage Park, Calgary Board of Education, SAIT, and City of Calgary.
Dr. Shazia Nawaz Awan | Educational Developer
Dr. Shazia Nawaz Awan, an esteemed higher education practitioner at Dalhousie University since 2011, brings extensive international teaching experience, notably in the Middle East and Canada. As an Educational Developer for Internationalization & Intercultural Competence at the Centre for Learning and Teaching, Dalhousie University, she draws from her Doctorate in Education (University of Exeter, UK) and Master’s degree (University of Manchester, UK).
Tina Chang | Musician
Tina has performed across Canada, the US, and Europe. As a recitalist, she has performed with such distinguished artists as Daniel Okulitch, Melody Courage, Lara Ciekiewicz, Manuela Custer, and Alessandra Volpe. She has toured with various artists in Vancouver to all corners of British Columbia separately with the group QuintEssence and the Vancouver Opera in Schools to bring music to underserved communities while enjoying the rugged landscapes of the Pacific Northwest.
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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