Celebrating Citizenship Week

October 5, 2016

Every year, the ICC marks Citizenship Week — a special opportunity to reflect on the rights and responsibilities of Canadian citizenship — by welcoming new citizens with its signature community citizenship ceremonies.

This fall, from October 10 – 16, we will co-host 6 community citizenship ceremonies across the country over 4 days as part of our Building Citizenship program.

Continuing our tradition of welcoming new citizens in warm and iconic public spaces, we will partner with the Western Development Museum in Saskatoon for our opening event of Citizenship Week.  Our week of reflection on active citizenship and inclusion will close with a community citizenship ceremony at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery in Vancouver, a national historic site. Our Volunteer Committees in Moncton, PEI and the Don Valley will round out our week of celebration with their volunteer-led community citizenship ceremonies.

In November, we prepare to welcome our committed volunteers from all across the country at our Annual Committee Meeting. Every year we bring our volunteers together to connect, exchange ideas, reflect on their work, and prepare for the year ahead. This year’s meeting will be held in Toronto from November 18 – 19.

As we move into Canada’s sesquicentennial in 2017, we hope to create more conversations around what it means to be Canadian, and encourage new citizens to own our collective culture and spaces.

Building Citizenship community citizenship ceremonies during Canadian Citizenship Week

October 11 – Western Development Museum, Saskatoon
October 12 – ICC Moncton Volunteer Committee
October 12 – ICC PEI Volunteer Committee
October 12 – Mohawk College, Hamilton, ON
October 13 – ICC Don Valley Volunteer Committee
October 14 – Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, Richmond, BC

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