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Citizenship ceremony to mark Black History Month 2024

Citizenship ceremony to mark Black History Month 2024

Media advisory

Ottawa, February 27, 2024—To commemorate Black History Month, the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, will welcome 19 of Canada’s newest citizens. The ceremony will be presided by Citizenship Judge Rochelle Ivri.

The following special guests will attend:

  • Veda Weselake, Métis elder
  • Jessie Simmons, anthem singer
  • Sarah Onyango, board member, Black History Ottawa
  • Matthieu Gilles, clerk of the ceremony


Wednesday, February 28, 2024



10:30 a.m. ET


131 Queen Street
Room 8-053 (8th floor)
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 2B6


The ceremony is also available for live viewing on YouTube.

Notes for media:

  • Media attending the event in person are asked to arrive no later than 10:15 a.m. ET.
  • Members of the Parliamentary Press Gallery will be able to attend the event.
  • Accredited media who are not members of the Press Gallery may contact for temporary access.
  • Photography and video are permitted during the ceremony.

For more information (media only):

Bahoz Dara Aziz
Minister’s Office
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

Media Relations
Communications Sector
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada


Link:, dated February 27, 2024 10:14 pm

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