The Institute for Canadian Citizenship (ICC) is a national, non-profit charity that engages Canadians in active citizenship through innovative programs and collaborations. Founded and co-chaired by the Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson and John Ralston Saul, the ICC works to ensure new citizens are welcomed and included as equals, create meaningful connections among all Canadians and celebrate what it means to be Canadian. Click here to view some of our photos
Building Citizenship welcomes and connects new citizens by hosting community-led citizenship ceremonies across Canada. This program is supported by a growing national network of more than 700 diverse, committed volunteers and our partner, Citizenship and Immigration Canada.
The Cultural Access Pass (CAP) is a gift for Canada’s newest citizens and their children, offering a year of free access to more than 1,000 Canadian attractions from museums and historic sites to national and provincial parks, as well as discounts on travel to help new citizens explore. CAP connects our country’s newest citizens to a variety of Canadian experiences, including access to volunteer and employment resources.
The LaFontaine-Baldwin Symposium is the ICC’s intellectual platform. The Symposium invites all Canadians to join the national conversation on citizenship and the public good.