Whether hearing the opening chords of “O Canada” or glimpsing a maple leaf, certain sounds and images convey a distinct association with our country. Learn about the melodies, objects and flags that have become – through traditional usage or public perception – the symbols by which Canadians identify themselves.
Half of all Canadians are fit to donate blood, but only 1 in 60 Canadians gave blood last year. Our organ donation rates are also lower than many countries, including the United States.
Find safety information on boating and horsepower restrictions, proof of competency, recreational water activities, life jackets and personal flotation devices.
Health product availability, importation, counterfeiting, prescription drug disposal, off-label veterinary drug use, buying drugs online and antibiotic resistance.
Learn more about the history of reguees in Canada. It is not as easy to define “refugee” as one might expect. In its simplest meaning, a refugee is a person who flees his or her home country because of fears of persecution or abuse, particularly by their own government. However, the meaning is affected by political change, public perception and history. According to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, refugees are people who have been forced to leave their country and who are afraid to return because of war, violence or persecution based on race, religion, nationality, political opinion or membership in a particular social group.
Explore the experience of how newcomers made Canada their home. Welcome to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s (IRCC) newest addition to its Teachers and Youth Web Corner. This exhibit explores the multifaceted experiences of newcomers from their first day of arrival in Canada to how Canada became their home, spanning from Confederation in 1867 to the present day.
Blog posts by Michelle Côté and Scott Dallimore, scientists with NRCan, recount the important scientific research taking place aboard the CCGS Sir Wilfrid Laurier research vessel. NRCan’s Geological Survey of Canada (GSC) is investigating offshore geological hazards and identifying sensitive marine habitat in Canada’s Western Arctic. NRCan is working on ocean and sea ice science in collaboration with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) and the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute in California, which has a special interest in marine technology.
Through the art of theatre, students will learn about some of the most significant events in Canadian history. The lesson will also teach them invaluable public speaking skills as they will have to present their piece to the class. This is a great activity because students will have an opportunity to learn about Canadian history in a fun and interactive way.
Get a better understanding and appreciation of Indigenous peoples, the role of the monarchy, as well as the languages, anthems and symbols that define Canada’s identity. Recognize the impact of the promotion of gender equality and the protection of human rights and cultural diversity in shaping our country.
This 2011 report provides the most recent diabetes statistics in Canada. It presents rates of the disease (type 1 and type 2 combined) by age group, sex, province and over time, its consequences on the health of affected individuals, and health care utilisation related with diabetes. The report offers statistics on risk factors for developing diabetes and its complications, including obesity/overweight, unhealthy diet, physical inactivity, and smoking. Information on diabetes among children and youth and Aboriginal populations is also presented.
Find tips on how to make emergency kits and plans. Calling 911. Also learn how to prepare for extreme weather and teach children how to cope in an emergency.
Discover Canada's food guides as well as tips for healthy eating and food safety. Also learn about nutrients, nutrition for all ages, and nutrition programs and working groups.
Food recalls and safety standards. Canada’s food guide and tips for healthy eating. Allergies and intolerances. How we monitor and measure food consumption.
From the banks of the Atlantic to the shores of British Columbia, Francophones have had a huge impact on Canada’s history. For centuries, Francophones from Europe and Africa founded vibrant communities, not only in Québec, but across Canada.
Help your children maintain proper hygiene to stay healthy and prevent unnecessary illness by getting them into the habit of washing their hands frequently and properly. When should kids (and grownups) wash their hands?