Citizenship and Immigration Canada

Citizenship and Immigration Canada

March 07, 2011 13:59 ET

Canada's Citizenship Award: Open for Nominations

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 7, 2011) - Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, today called on Canadians to nominate candidates for Canada's Citizenship Award.

This prestigious award pays tribute to Canadians who have made an important contribution in promoting the rights and responsibilities of Canadian citizenship. It also honours Canadians who have made outstanding contributions in assisting newcomers in integrating into Canadian society.

"Canada's citizenship award will be presented to people who help to nourish the Canadian story by promoting the value of citizenship to all Canadians and making a real difference in the lives of newcomers to Canada," said Minister Kenney. "Our outstanding citizens, through their kindness and generosity in helping newcomers integrate, have led by example, demonstrating that good citizenship also involves giving back to your community and society."

Canada's Citizenship Award is presented to Canadians for work done on a voluntary basis. The winners are selected by a panel that includes citizenship judges from across Canada and will be announced during Canada's Citizenship Week, October 17–23, 2011. Each person honoured will receive a gold maple leaf pin and a certificate signed by the Minister.

For a nomination form and more information on Canada's Citizenship Award, please visit Citizenship and Immigration Canada's website at www.cic.gc.ca/citizenshipaward. Submissions and all supporting documents must be postmarked by May 13, 2011.

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Contact Information

  • Citizenship and Immigration Canada
    Minister's Office
    Alykhan Velshi
    or
    Citizenship and Immigration Canada
    Communications Branch
    Media Relations
    613-952-1650
    CIC-Media-Relations@cic.gc.ca