We’re connectors.
We help the rest of the country get to know Canada’s
newest citizens.

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Building Citizenship welcomes and connects new citizens by hosting community citizenship ceremonies with roundtable discussions across Canada. This program is supported by a growing national network of diverse, passionate 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 places and spaces - from museums and historic sites to national and provincial parks - and discounts on travel to help new citizens explore. It's also the perfect way for Canada’s cultural attractions to connect with a new audience.

ICC Insights is an initiative dedicated to reframing the national conversation on inclusion, identity and citizenship by bringing new citizens’ voices to the Canadian mainstream. Our research is uniquely focused and stands alone in its mission to develop a comprehensive understanding of newcomers’ experiences as Canadian citizens – beyond immigration and settlement. ICC Insights works with new citizens who are engaged, active and excited to share their stories.

The LaFontaine-Baldwin Symposium is a signature event hosted across the country, showcasing leading thinkers such as His Highness the Aga Khan, Georges Erasmus, Beverley McLachlin, Louise Arbour, Siila Watt-Cloutier and, most recently, Robert Lepage. Using a keynote address and roundtable discussion, the event creates an inspiring space, challenging all Canadians to become part of the national conversation on citizenship, democracy and the public good.

Check it out! 

Citizens in Action

The New Canada – by leading pollster Darrell Bricker

Video: 2017 Starts Now

Arrivals.ca: bringing new citizens' stories into the mainstream