ICC Enhanced Citizenship Ceremonies mark the important milestone of citizenship with a celebration that includes the plethora of cultures and languages that constitute Canada. We invite performers of all genres to join us in welcoming the newest members of the Canadian family. All ceremonies are currently taking place virtually.
Representatives and Performers
All Enhanced Citizenship Ceremonies are opened by an Indigenous representative, who welcomes the newcomers and introduces them to the history of Indigenous peoples on Turtle Island. Some ceremonies also include Indigenous performers, welcoming newcomers through traditional dance or music.
Every Enhanced Citizenship Ceremony ends with a bilingual performance of O Canada. This is one of the most special parts of the ceremony as this is the first time new Canadians would be singing the Canadian National Anthem as their National Anthem.
We feature additional guest performers of many diverse genres in ceremonies, including poets, musicians, and dancers.
We invite inspirational Canadians to provide congratulatory remarks and give encouragement and advice to newcomers after they take their Oath.
Our programs exist thanks to donors like you. Your gift will help thousands of newcomers have a first Canadian year to remember. Please give what you can today.
Not a performer, but want to get involved? There are lots of other ways to participate. Check out other volunteer opportunities here.
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