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  • Archives Canada
    Through the national database, hundreds of individual archival institutions across the country each with holdings such as documentary records, maps, photographs, sound recordings, videos and more is available. The portal also provides links to virtual exhibits and photo databases residing on the web sites of individual archives or Provincial/Territorial Councils.
    (About Us, n.d., para. 4)
  • Library and Archives Canada
    The web site provides information about the collections and services of Collections Canada as well as direct access to the online resources.

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Canadian Heritage Resources

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Government Resources

  • Early Canadiana Online
    "Early Canadiana Online (ECO) is a digital library providing access to [millions of] pages of Canada's printed heritage. It features works published from the time of the first European settlers up to the early 20th Century."
    (About ECO, 2001, para. 1)
  • Government of Canada - Canadian Heritage Site
    "Canadian Heritage is responsible for national policies and programs that promote Canadian content, foster cultural participation, active citizenship and participation in Canada's civic life, and strengthen connections among Canadians."
    (Welcome, 2006, para. 1)
  • Government of Canada - Culture Canada Web Site
    "...Government of Canada's one-stop web access to government Culture, Heritage and Recreation services."
    (About Us, 2006, para. 1)
  • Indian and Northern Affairs Canada
    Government of Canada Indian and Northern Affairs department web site.
  • National Gallery of Canada
    "...a visual arts museum of international stature..."
    (Home, n.d., para. 1)
  • The Portrait Gallery of Canada
    "The Portrait Gallery of Canada connects Canadians to each other by preserving and exploring the values that defined us in the past and continue to provide an enduring basis for our country's vision of nationhood now and into the future."
    (Home, n.d., para. 1)

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Humanities and Social Science

  • Canadian Council on Social Development
    The mission of CCSD "is to develop and promote progressive social policies inspired by social justice, equality and the empowerment of individuals and communities. [They] do this through research, consultation, public education and advocacy. Our main product is information."
    (About the CCSD, n.d., para. 1)
  • Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences
    "Through its activities, the Federation strives to support and advance Canada's humanities and social science research, fields which are intrinsically important to the development of social, cultural and economic understanding, thus giving our society necessary tools to address the most complex of questions."
    (About CFHSS, n.d., para. 2)

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Research Resources

  • Assembly of First Nations
    "The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) is the national organization representing First Nations citizens in Canada."
    (Home, 2006, para. 1)
  • Association for Canadian Studies
    "The Association for Canadian Studies (ACS) is an organization which initiates and supports activities in the areas of research, teaching, communications, and the training of students in the field of Canadian Studies, especially in interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary perspectives."
    (Organization, n.d., para. 1)
  • Association for Canadian Studies in the United States
    An association of scholars, professionals and institutions that is dedicated to improving understanding of Canada in the United States.
  • Canada in the Making
    This site is about the history of Canada through the words of the men and women who shaped the nation. Built around the Government Documents collection of the Early Canadiana Online collection, it integrates narrative text with links to primary source texts.
    (Home, n.d., para. 1)
  • Canadian Studies - A Guide to the Sources
    An essay written by John D. Blackwell, Director, Research and Grants Office, St. Francis Xavier University and Laurie C.C. Stanley-Blackwell, Professor, Department of History, St. Francis Xavier University with many useful embedded links.
  • Champlain Society Home Page
    "The Champlain Society increases public access to Canada's rich documentary heritage. Explore four centuries of adventure, travel, social change, economic growth, and nation building through the Society's books and on-line Digital Collection."
    (Home, n.d., para. 1)
  • - Online Resources for Canadian Heritage
    "This list focuses on educational Internet resources pertinent to Canadian heritage in the disciplines covered by the Canadian Museum of Civilization Corporation: archaeology, ethnology, history (including military history and postal history), and folk culture."
    (Home, 2002, para. 1)
    Online Exhibitions
    Education Resources
  • H-Canada Canadian History and Studies
    H-Canada, a member of H-Net Humanities & Social Sciences OnLine. H-Canada is the H-Net discussion list dealing with Canadian History and Studies.
    A guide to Canadian women in history.
  • Historica - The Canadian Encyclopedia
    Historica is a charitable foundation dedicated to promoting Canadian history education.
  • Images Canada
    "Images Canada provides central search access to the thousands of images held on the websites of participating Canadian cultural institutions."
    (About, 2002, para. 1)
  • International Council for Canadian Studies
    "The mandate of the ICCS is to promote and support research, education and publications in all fields of Canadian Studies and in all countries."
    (The ICCS: A Brief Overview, 2005, para. 2)
  • Journal of Canadian Studies
    The mandate of the JCS/ REC is first, to publish the best scholarship about Canadian history, culture and society, whether the researcher is junior or senior, living in Canada or abroad; and second, to serve as a vehicle for disseminating solid, original research about Canada that falls between the cracks of more narrowly defined journals.
  • MapleleafWeb is a portal site for Canadian political education.
  • McCord Museum
    Founded in 1921 by David Ross McCord, The McCord Museum is a public research and teaching museum dedicated to the preservation, study, diffusion, and appreciation of Canadian history.
  • The Dominion Institute
    The Dominion Institute has had a far-reaching impact on Canadians' perceptions of their history and shared citizenship, through groundbreaking public opinion research, high-profile Internet, education and television programming, book publications, and meaningful curriculum reform.
  • The McGill Institute for the Study of Canada
    The goals of the Institute are to promote a better understanding of Canada through the study of our heritage, to develop a clearer understanding of Canada's social, political and economic future, to identify and explore the benefits that a pluralistic society offers, and to support the study of Canada across the country and internationally.
  • Virtual Museum of Canada
    Showcasing a collection of high-quality, online cultural content, this unique gateway brings together the distinct culture entrusted in Canadian museums.

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Updated January 18 2016 by Student & Academic Services

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