Is this your first year as a Canadian citizen?

Ask the Library to print for you a Cultural Access Pass, and then pick from over 1,000 cultural experiences from across Canada.

The Institute for Canadian Citizenship created the Cultural Access Pass and asked the Library to help. We gladly accepted and now invite you to take part or help us spread the word.

How to get your pass

Who: New Canadians during their first year as a Canadian.
What: Cultural Access Pass, a printed membership card giving newcomers free access to over 1,000 participating attractions, galleries, museums, discovery centres, and natural parks across Canada.
Where: Walk in to any location of Halifax Public Libraries, go to the information desk, and ask us to register you for a Cultural Access Pass. We can print the pass for you in the same visit.
Why: Canada wants new citizens to feel welcome by encouraging you to choose your own Canadian experiences in your first year of citizenship, opening doors to Canadian culture.

In Partnership

The Institute for Canadian Citizenship is a national, non-profit organization that engages Canadians in citizenship through innovative programs, campaigns, and partnerships designed to ensure new citizens are welcomed and included as equals, to create meaningful connections among all Canadian citizens, to foster a culture of active, engaged citizens and to celebrate what it means to be Canadian. icc-icc.ca

Halifax Public Libraries is a system of 14 branches from Sheet Harbour to Hubbards. Our libraries provide safe and accessible community spaces, learning experiences for all ages, opportunities for self-directed exploration and creation, multi-lingual collections, and access to technology, For new citizens, libraries are where they can learn more about their communities, meet Canadians who share their interests and concerns, and develop a sense of connection to their new home by participating in programs and other activities.  halifaxpubliclibraries.ca/about