Who are the Canadian Company of Pilgrims?
The Canadian Company of Pilgrims (CCoP) is a non-denominational volunteer-run association that supports Canadians planning the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela, Spain. We share the Canadian representation with l’Association québécoise des pèlerins et amis du Chemin de Saint-Jacques.
The CCoP provides information and generates awareness and interest in the Camino to Santiago de Compostela through a network of chapters across Canada and its website and Facebook page. Local Chapters provide a forum for the exchange of information about the Camino and also offer practical training and information sessions to the interested and to prospective pilgrims. The Company also issues Credencials (pilgrim passports) which are recognized by the pilgrimage authorities in Santiago..
Notice: April 9, 2016
We have heard that some of the volunteers in the pilgrim office in St Jean Pied de Port have been refusing to accept or stamp Canadian, American and British credencials. Be assured that the Pilgrim Office in Santiago DOES recognize these credencials and will be contacting the office in SJPP. If you do find that your credencial is not recognized in SJPP, the advice from Santiago is to go to another place in town (bar/restaurant/albergue, etc.) get your stamp/sello and then walk on.