Canada’s Largest National Welcome Network
Canoo is the only app that gives newcomers free VIP access to +1,400 of Canada’s best cultural and outdoor experiences along with exclusive deals from exclusive brands.
of value created for Canoo members
annual users pre-COVID
arts and cultural partners
Meet Canoo’s Newcomers
Watch this video series to learn how Canoo has helped transform people from newcomers to Canadians.
If you are over 18 and a newcomer to Canada within your first five years as a Permanent Resident, OR you received your Canadian citizenship less than 12 months ago, you are eligible for Canoo! Simply download the app below to get started.
Still have questions? Find out more at our Help Centre.
As a professional adult theatre company, The Belfry Theatre dedicated to producing contemporary plays, with an emphasis on Canadian work, and to promoting artistic, cultural, and educational events in the Greater Victoria Region.
In the past 40 plus years the Belfry has produced 330 plays, including 238 Canadian plays, and more than 50 premieres.
Commitment to Reconciliation
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.
The National Ballet of Canada Creates Unforgettable Cultural Experience for Canoo Members
On March 14th, the National Ballet of Canada, in partnership with the Institute for Canadian Citizenship, hosted a magical evening for 200 newcomers to Canada. We would like to thank the National Ballet of Canada for this memorable night of beauty, culture and community building. Their commitment to enriching the lives of Canadians through the arts is inspiring.
Canoo Insights Report: Part 3 Canoo Women Members
According to Statistics Canada, over 7 million women living in Canada were born outside of the country, and in 2022, IRCC welcomed 242,884 female permanent residents, 52% of the total […]
The Newcomer Perspective: Isolation after Covid, but accessing recreational activities can help
A new survey by the Institute for Canadian Citizenship is shedding light on a worrying sense of isolation amongst newcomers in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. It also highlights […]
Year in Review 2022
2022 was a year of expansion and innovation for the Institute for Canadian Citizenship (the ICC). The ICC worked with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to host more than 60 ceremonies, welcoming 4,739 newcomers into our Canadian family. Additionally, Canoo, our one-of-a-kind app that gives newcomers free VIP access to +1,400 of Canada’s best cultural and outdoor experiences, saw remarkable growth and has the highest number of activated accounts since launching in 2019.
Canoo Insights Report: Part 2
What is a Canoo Insights Report? This is the next installment of our first Canoo Insights Report, a quarterly series started by Ideas & Insights at the Institute for Canadian […]
Canoo Insights Report: Part 1
Welcome to the first Canoo Insights Report This is the first Canoo Insights Report, which is a quarterly series started by Ideas & Insights at the Institute for Canadian Citizenship. […]