Celebration and Commemoration Program
The Celebration and Commemoration Program supports a theme-based, integrated and dynamic approach to celebrating and commemorating Canada and Canadians. The Celebration and Commemoration Program includes two components:
Component 1 – Celebrate Canada
Component 2 – Commemorate Canada
The objectives of the Celebration and Commemoration Program are:
- To create opportunities for Canadians to participate in national celebrations and commemorations that build a sense of pride and belonging to Canada;
- To provide Canadians access to celebrations across Canada that celebrate Canada’s cultural, ethnic, linguistic and geographic diversity;
- To provide Canadians access to commemorations of national significance that recognize Canada’s notable people, places, symbols, anniversaries and accomplishments.
Celebrate Canada provides financial support to community-based activities across Canada that celebrate and promote National Aboriginal Day, Saint-Jean Baptiste Day, Canadian Multiculturalism Day and Canada Day. These celebrations are an opportunity for Canadians to appreciate Canada’s cultural, ethnic, linguistic and geographic diversity.
Commemorate Canada provides financial support for initiatives of national significance that commemorate important aspects of Canada’s history.
For more information about the Celebration and Commemoration Program and its components, please contact the Team.