Citizenship ceremony to mark Black History Month 2024

Media advisory


Ottawa, February 27, 2024—To commemorate Black History Month, the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, will welcome 19 of Canada’s newest citizens. The ceremony will be presided by Citizenship Judge Rochelle Ivri.

The following special guests will attend:

  • Veda Weselake, Métis elder
  • Jessie Simmons, anthem singer
  • Sarah Onyango, board member, Black History Ottawa
  • Matthieu Gilles, clerk of the ceremony

Wednesday, February 28, 2024

131 Queen Street

Room 8-053 (8th floor)

Ottawa, Ontario K1P 2B6

The ceremony is also available for live viewing on YouTube.

Notes for media:

  • Media attending the event in person are asked to arrive no later than 10:15 a.m. ET.
  • Members of the Parliamentary Press Gallery will be able to attend the event.
  • Accredited media who are not members of the Press Gallery may contact pressres2@parl.gc.ca for temporary access.
  • Photography and video are permitted during the ceremony.

For more information (media only):

Media Relations

Communications Sector

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

613-952-1650
media@cic.gc.ca

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