Join the #CelebrateCitizenship Challenge!

What is the challenge? We at the Institute for Canadian Citizenship have challenged business leaders and employers across Canada to provide their employees paid time off to attend their citizenship ceremony.

Why is it important? Because small gestures can have a big impact! With polarization and divisiveness on the rise, we all have a role to play in sending new Canadians a clear message that they belong. A citizenship ceremony time-off policy is a simple step that any employer can take toward a more open, diverse, and inclusive workplace and country. Inclusion doesn’t need to be complicated—it just requires action.

Who can sign up? Anyone! Whether you’re a small, medium-sized or large business, a solo entrepreneur, or an individual who supports our idea—you can contribute to a more inclusive society.

Spread the Word

Share your support on social media using #CelebrateCitizenship and tag the ICC (Twitter: @inclusion_ca; Facebook: @inclusion.ca; LinkedIn: @institute-for-canadian-citizenship; and Instagram: @inclusion.ca)

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Challenge Accepted

Algonquin College 

Bennett Jones LLP

Bondy Immigration Law

Bredin Centre for Learning

Canada Goose

Canada Health Infoway

Canadian Chamber of Commerce 

Canadian Wood Council

Carrot Rewards

Chhlin Inc


Crestview Strategy

CN Rail 

Edmonton Chamber of Commerce

Forest Products Association of Canada

Ferguslea/Accora Village


Green and Spiegel LLP

Habitat for Humanity GTA

Haley Sharpe Design

Immigrant Services Calgary Society

Jewish Family Service Calgary

Lakehead Consulting Inc.


Lord Cultural Resources 

Manitoba Association of Newcomer Serving Organizations

McCarthy Tétrault LLP

Mesh Diversity

Microsoft Canada

Ontario Chamber of Commerce MOSAIC


Pandora Midtown

People Stuff

Professional English Group (PEG) Canada

Ross Video

Rudner Law


Singleton Urquhart Reynolds Vogel LLP

Solace Corporation

St.John’s Board of Trade 

Stevenson Whelton LLP

Tendril Design + Animation

Toronto Region Board of Trade

Transit One Canada

Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council

Westman Immigrant Services

Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce

Windsor Port Authority

Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce

Youth and Philanthropy Initiative

Yukon Tourism Education Council