Daniel Bernhard appointed CEO of the Institute for Canadian Citizenship

Daniel is a first generation Canadian. His parents came to Canada from Chile in the 1970s, when this country was ruled by a military dictatorship and its grandparents and great-grandparents were all immigrants and refugees.

Adrienne clarkson, ICC Co-Chair said, “Daniel’s family history and professional experience as a successful activist for public causes make him the perfect choice to lead the Institute in our next period of growth in the fields. of citizenship, diversity and belonging.

Daniel is intimately aware of the importance of maintaining a pluralistic democracy and of the imperative to never take the privilege of citizenship for granted.

Founded by the co-chairs of the Rt. Hon. Adrienne clarkson and John Ralston Saul, the ICC is from Canada A leading citizen organization and the world’s largest voice for citizenship and inclusion. Its core national programs include CANOO (formerly the Cultural Pass), which offers new citizens free access to more than 1,400 cultural sites across Canada. It is the only such program in the world. The Building Citizenship program features widely acclaimed enhanced community citizenship ceremonies.

The 6 degrees of ICC, the Global Forum for Inclusion, organize international conversations on immigration, refugees, diversity and citizenship. It is based at Toronto with hubs in Berlin, Calgary, Mexico and Montreal.

ICC’s new Strategy Hub gathers data, produces public material and develops strategic public interventions to advocate for inclusion.

“Daniel’s passion for the public good makes him a perfect leader for the ICC as we focus, not only on changing the rhetoric and policies in Canada, but all over the world ”, says John Ralston Saul, co-president of the ICC.

As the new CEO, Daniel will lead the ICC as it plans the most ambitious expansion program in its fifteen year history.

“I am touched and honored to have the chance to work with such an illustrious and committed group of citizens. As inequalities, authoritarianism, trolling, climate change and other forces pull us apart, the ICC’s work to broaden, deepen and strengthen the collective citizenship effort becomes increasingly important. day by day.” – Daniel Bernhard

During his tenure as CEO, Yasir Naqvi, from ontario former Attorney General, successfully led Institute renaming campaigns under the umbrella of Inclusion.ca. He has worked with companies to give people paid time off to attend their citizenship ceremonies. He also launched a podcast, hosted 6 Degrees in Calgary, Mexico, Berlin and Toronto, turned the Culture Pass into a CANOO app and held citizenship ceremonies to celebrate Black History Month, National Indigenous History Month, International Women’s Day, and more. We thank him for his contributions!

SOURCE Institute for Canadian Citizenship

For further information: on the ICC or to arrange an interview with Daniel Bernhard, please contact: Institute for Canadian Citizenship, Contact: Alana Dunbar, Manager, Communications and Fundraising, Email: [email protected]; [email protected], Telephone: 613-552-2019; To arrange an interview with ICC Co-Founders and Co-Chairs, please contact: Office of The Rt. Hon. Adrienne Clarkson, Contact: Nicole Sen, Email: [email protected], Office: 416-964-2313; Office of John Ralston Saul, Contact: Stephen Clarke, Email: [email protected], Office: 416-964-2313

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