It takes courage to start fresh in a new country. The Building Citizenship program welcomes and celebrates more than 1,500 new citizens each year who choose to officially call Canada home.
The program relies on a national network of volunteers to organize special community citizenship ceremonies with compelling roundtable discussions. Alongside our partner, Citizenship and Immigration Canada, our volunteers passionately work to create an event that celebrates new citizens while connecting them to their community.
Ceremonies are hosted in welcoming public spaces (often cultural attractions that belong to our CAP program), and roundtable hosts are volunteers from the community – from neighbours to business professionals and city leaders.
Our roundtable discussions are at the heart of the ICC's community citizenship ceremonies. It's where new citizens, their guests and community members share stories, collectively reflecting on what it means to be Canadian and an engeged citizen.
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