While these things are important, when asked what makes someone a good citizen, Canadians emphasize being active in their community, volunteering, helping others, and accepting others who are different.
The survey also explores issues around citizenship acquisition, rights and responsibilities, civic participation, civic education and multiple identities. Read the summary report (PDF). Download the final report (PDF).
Canadians on Citizenship is the result of a collaboration between the Environics Institute, the Institute for Canadian Citizenship (ICC), the Maytree Foundation, the CBC and RBC to further the national dialogue on citizenship.
ICC pulled together a small group of new citizens for a roundtable discussion on citizenship, and asked them to give their insights about what it means to be a Canadian citizen.
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