Count Us In: Building Citizenship through Participation
Join Cities of Migration for a 60 minute webinar to learn about successful programs in Dublin and Toronto that engage newcomer communities around the rights, responsibilities and rites of urban citizenship. Find out how smart cities are shifting the conversation from voting rights and citizenship status to political participation and a sense of belonging. Participants will learn about:
- In Toronto, the Building Citizenship Program connects new Canadians to welcoming communities through community celebrations and the rites of citizenship. Canada’s well-established citizenship ceremonies travels to the heart of newcomer communities.
- In Dublin, the Count Us In campaign promotes the right to vote to the city’s newest citizens, while educating political parties and candidates about the diverse electorate in Ireland and the need to engage citizens on immigration and integration issues.
- Discover how you can make this Good Idea work for you. Good ideas about integration practice, like all good ideas, travel. Participants are invited to explore how this Good Idea could be replicated or adapted in their home city.
- Participants will need a computer with internet access and a landline telephone
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