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New Canadian Citizens Cultural Access Pass Program

This short video captures highlights of the AGO’s first hosting of a Canadian citizenship ceremony — held November 14, 2008 on the opening day of the newly expanded AGO, designed by celebrated architect Frank Gehry. These new citizens, representing more than 30 countries, were the first people to walk through the newly opened AGO.

What is the New Canadian Citizens Cultural Access Pass Program?

The AGO is proud to be a partner of the Cultural Access Pass administered by the Institute of Canadian Citizenship. Through this program, new Canadian citizens may obtain a year-long free pass to key cultural attractions.

This unprecedented program started off as a pilot project in 2007 created by the AGO. Titled “Citizen AGO”, it was conceived as an effort to help new citizens learn more about their new home country through art. This pilot was embraced by the Institute for Canadian Citizenship and the program is now available across Canada.

For more information on the Cultural Access Pass program for new Canadian citizens, please contact the Institute for Canadian Citizenship.

Community Access Initiatives generously supported by

  • The Joan and Clifford Hatch Foundation

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