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Media advisory: Mohawk College hosting Citizenship Ceremony Wednesday

Citizenship and Immigration Canada and the Institute for Canadian Citizenship to welcome

40 new Canadians during a ceremony at Mohawk College

On Wednesday, March 20, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) and the Institute for Canadian Citizenship (ICC) will host 40 new Canadians at a special community ceremony at Mohawk College in Hamilton.

Prior to the ceremony, the ICC will hold another in its series of community-led roundtable discussions. The roundtable is a unique experience with community leaders invited to guide a conversation with new citizens that encourages the sharing of stories and a collective reflection on citizenship and the significance of the day’s ceremony.

Presiding Official: Judge Ted Salci

Guest Speakers:

  • Earl Clarke, Mohawk College, Distinguished Alumni

  • Rachel Matthews, Dean of Students, Mohawk College

When: Wednesday, March 20, 2013

  • 10 a.m.: Roundtable Discussion in room C066

  • Noon: Citizenship Ceremony in the McIntyre Performing Arts Centre

Where: Mohawk College Fennell Campus (135 Fennell Ave W, Hamilton, ON, L9C 1E9)

In 2008, Mohawk became the first college in Ontario and second in Canada to become a chapter of the ICC. Mohawk hosts Roundtable Discussions and Citizenship Ceremonies twice a year.

The ICC is a national, non-profit charity that engages Canadians in active citizenship. Founded and co-chaired by the Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson and John Ralston Saul, the ICC works to ensure new citizens are welcomed and included as equals, creates meaningful connections among all Canadians and celebrates what it means to be Canadian. For more information, visit icc-icc.ca or follow on Twitter at @ICCICC.

For information on Canadian citizenship ceremonies held across the country, please visit the Celebrate Citizenship section of Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s website, cic.gc.ca or follow on Twitter @CitImmCanada.

Media Contacts:

Tracie LeBlanc, Citizenship and Immigration Canada: 416.954.5568 | tracie.leblanc@cic.gc.ca

Jess Duerden, Institute for Canadian Citizenship: 416.593.6998 ext.225 | jduerden@icc-icc.ca