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Connecting New Citizens To Mississauga's Cultural Attractions

Oct 19, 2012

The City of Mississauga is participating in the Institute for Canadian Citizenship's Cultural Access Pass program to help welcome new Canadian citizens to the City.

"The Cultural Access Pass will be accepted at the Museums of Mississauga which includes the Bradley Museum, Benares Historic House and the Leslie Log House," said Susan Burt, director Culture Division. "This is a great opportunity for new Canadian citizens to experience Mississauga's cultural heritage. I am pleased the City was approached to participate in this program."

The Cultural Access Pass provides new Canadian citizens, and their children, a year of free access to more than 1,000 Canadian attractions, from museums and historic sites to national and provincial parks.

"We are excited to bring our program to Mississauga, a diverse city that welcomed approximately 28,000 new citizens last year," said Gillian Hewitt Smith, executive director and CEO, Institute for Canadian Citizenship. "We encourage new citizens to use the Cultural Access Pass to visit the cultural attractions in the city and to learn about our country’s heritage."

Visit mississauga.ca/planyourvisit and culturalaccesspass.ca for more information on the Cultural Access Pass program.
                                   
About Institute for Canadian Citizenship (ICC)
The Institute for Canadian Citizenship (ICC) is a national, non-profit organization that engages Canadians in active citizenship. Through innovative programs and partnerships, the ICC works to ensure new citizens are welcomed and included as equals, create meaningful connections among all Canadians, foster a culture of engaged citizens and celebrate what it means to be Canadian. For more information, visit icc-icc.ca.

About Culture Division
The Culture Division was created in 2007 to foster growth and sustainability of culture in Mississauga. Through its policy development, services, programs and partnership initiatives, the Culture Division plays an integral role in the growth of the City for the 21st Century by preserving, supporting and enhancing the artistic and historic fabric of Mississauga.

As Canada's sixth largest city, Mississauga is home to 741,000 residents and more than 54,000 businesses, including more than 60 Fortune 500 companies with Canadian head offices or major divisional head offices. A diverse, progressive and award-winning municipality located on the shores of Lake Ontario in the heart of the Greater Toronto Area, Mississauga is "Leading Today for Tomorrow" by focussing on delivering services, implementing its Strategic Plan, delivering value for money and maintaining infrastructure.




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