Powered by a passionate and committed national network, the Institute for Canadian Citizenship (ICC) delivers programs and special projects that inspire Canadians to be inclusive, create opportunities to connect, and encourage active citizenship. Partnering with community volunteers and iconic cultural institutions, the ICC celebrates new Canadian citizens at more than 75 community citizenship ceremonies each year. The Cultural Access Pass is unique in the world, offering new citizens free access to more than 1400 cultural attractions during their first year of citizenship. Ideas & Insights is a leading source of research on citizenship and inclusion — social, cultural, political, and economic. 6 Degrees extends the reach of the ICC’s work through a global conversation on inclusion and belonging in the 21st century.
The ICC is a national charity co-founded by The Rt. Hon. Adrienne Clarkson and John Ralston Saul.
What People Are Saying
"Citizenship is a profoundly social relationship, and a joyful part of life. That joy often comes from the artists who illuminate one particular time and place. They enrich us as Canadians, whether they disturb, delight, comfort, or make us think twice, and very importantly when they make us laugh."
— Trina McQueen, 6 Degrees Founding Patron, Read More
"The cultural pass is certainly a unique gift upon becoming a citizen and one that I often discuss with my friends. My son has benefited from it too, and he loves it! I can hardly think of anything that tops this in allowing new citizens to get to know more about our adopted homeland. "
— Adriana V, CAP Member