Be active in your community

Participating actively in society is a part of your rights and responsibilities as a Canadian citizen or newcomer to Canada. When you participate in your community, you help build a stronger and more inclusive Canada.

Here is how you can be an active citizen:

  • participate in local cultural and community events
  • vote and participate in Canada’s democracy
  • volunteer in schools or local charities
  • protect the environment
  • help your neighbours
  • contribute to reconciliation with Indigenous peoples
  • engage in respectful and meaningful conversations with your peers about current events
  • welcome new Canadians in your community

Share your ideas with us and show us how you’re an active citizen on Facebook and Twitter. Use the hashtags #MyCitizenship and/or #ImmigrationMatters.

Need inspiration? Find out how immigrants make a difference for Canada.

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