October 21-27 was Citizenship Week 2013. More than 4,400 people took the Oath of Citizenship to become citizens at ARCHIVED – 58 ceremonies. A special citizenship ceremony took place at the base of the CN Tower. Another has held at the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, Ontario before an Ottawa Senators hockey game.
Many more Canadians took part in reaffirmation ceremonies held during the week.
On October 21, Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander hosted the Citizenship Challenge in Gatineau, Quebec. This popular, annual event is organized by Historica Canada.
On October 25, Minister Alexander personally delivered the 1,000,000th 10-year e-Passport.
ARCHIVED – Citizenship Week 2013 events
Special activities which were open to the public and occurred across Canada.
Host a citizenship reaffirmation ceremony
Reaffirm your citizenship by participating in or hosting a reaffirmation ceremony.
Reflections from new citizens
True North Strong and Free: Chris Alexander, Minister
What Canada means to me
We asked four Canadian citizens born abroad to share their thoughts on what our country means to them.
Canada’s education system: ‘a gift beyond compare’
A Sri Lanka born Canadian sheds light on the power of education and how Canada has given her the opportunity to flourish in her life’s work.
From Taiwan’s shores to Canadian MP, in one generation
A Canadian Member of Parliament describes how Canada’s welcoming culture empowers newcomers to achieve success and give back to society.
Canada was my road to success
A Canadian businessman shares his experiences as a young Croatian immigrant, and how Canada’s values and ethics opened the door to opportunity.
Memories of being ‘the Scottish guy’
A Scottish born musician explains the uniqueness of diversity and multiculturalism in Canada, and how Canadian citizenship comes with both rights and responsibilities.