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Welcome to CanadianWiki,
the free Canadian encyclopedia that anyone can edit.
There are 349 articles in English

Welcome to the new CanadianWiki, a free open source platform where contributors create and modify databases that contain information on most subject matters. Despite our name, we do allow non-Canadian content.

CanadianWiki News

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  • Cookies: Are you having trouble logging into your account? The likely cause of this is, your browser could be blocking cookies which prevents CanadianWiki from saving information on your device known as a "cookie". You need to enable cookies in your browser to login, so, to do this, you will need to enter your browser settings and enable those cookies.
  • Hurricane Season: The 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season begins on June 1st, and runs until November 30th.
  • Mobile View: CanadianWiki has had to remove MobileView from CanadianWiki. Despite efforts to make the extension work for mobile users, we are unable to complete the actions successfully. Mobile users by default will see CanadianWiki in desktop mode, and will be unable to switch to mobile view. We're sorry for this inconvenience but, we are not the makers of the extensions.
  • Join Our Team: CanadianWiki is seeking new persons to join the administrator team. If you think you have what it takes, and can demonstrate that you do qualify to be an administrator, visit Join Our Team to apply.
  • What's New: CanadianWiki has added a new feature called Page Preview. This allows you to move your mouse over an internal wiki link, and preview the page in a small popup before deciding to visit that page or not. CanadianWiki has enabled his by default for all users. We are aware that this may not be enabled for non registered users and, may not display images for registered users. We will look for the causes for this in due time.
  • Fighting Spam: CanadianWiki has been proactive in combating spam as best as possible and while we can't say for 100% sure it we have been successful, we are confident the more we fight, the harder it is for fake accounts to win. We have added a spam block protection and, the more we learn about what types of spam is being used, the more we add to the spam block. However, we are trying to be careful as to what is being blocked so to, not affect legitimate users who might want to add a word or symbol. If there is a block in place on a word or symbol you may have used, please let CanadianWiki know right away.
  • New CAPTCHA: CanadianWiki has implemented a new CAPTCHA on our platform. Before, non registered users were required to click on images before an edit was successful. Now, we have replaced this with a new system which requires a user to answer a question or input a code word clearly displayed. These CAPTCHA's will change from time to time to, prevent bots from guessing these passwords/answers, and makes it harder for spammers to win. We would like to inform you that, if an answer to a question is a number, you must input the number in a numerical form not alphabet form. Ex: A question could be: "How many Provinces are there in Canada? You would answer 10, not Ten.

Frequently Asked Questions

This is a list of frequently asked questions about using and contributing to Wikipedia.

For many more questions and answers, you can browse our additional FAQ pages (see above). To ask a question not covered in any of the FAQ pages, see CanadianWiki:Questions.

How do I edit a page?

Editing most CanadianWiki pages is easy, just click the "Edit" tab at the top of a CanadianWiki page (or on a section-edit link). This will take you to a new page with a text box containing the editable text of the page you were viewing. In this box you can type in the text that you want to add using wiki markup to format the text and add other elements like images and tables. When you have finished editing you should write a short edit summary in the small field below the edit-box describing your changes.

How do I create a new page?

You are required to have a CanadianWiki account to create a new article—you can register here. To see other benefits to creating an account, see Why create an account?
For creating a new article see CanadianWiki:Your first article and CanadianWiki:Article development; and you may wish to try the Article Wizard. For creating a new page in your userspace see How do I create a user subpage?; or use the Article Wizard, which has an option for that. Make sure that there is enough context and it is notable.

Why was my article deleted?

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If you look at the address where your page was, it should have a red box above it that shows the user who deleted it (in the form "Username (talk|contribs)") and their reason (which appears in italics). If the reason is not helpful, or you disagree with it, you can click on the "talk" link to send them a message and ask.

How do I change the name of an article?

You move the article using the "move" button (you can see it by clicking the downward-pointing arrow to the right of the "edit" button). But in order to do this, you must have an account that has reached autoconfirmed status, meaning it must be at least four days old and have made at least ten edits. If you are not an autoconfirmed user, or the move is controversial, or the page you wish to rename is move protected, visit CanadianWiki:Requested moves. You may also request to have an admin grant you confirmed status if you are a legitimate alternative account of an autoconfirmed user.

How do I change my username/delete my account?

For changing your username see CanadianWiki:Changing username.
An account cannot be deleted. If an account was deleted, all the edits made by the user could not be properly attributed. You can, however, change your username, and request that your userpage be deleted by adding the code {{db-user}} to the top of the page. See also CanadianWiki:Courtesy vanishing.

How do I cite CanadianWiki?

See CanadianWiki:Citing CanadianWiki for details.

Who writes the articles on CanadianWiki?

Almost all articles on CanadianWiki are written by multiple editors, not just one. If you click on the "View history" tab at the top of an article, a list will be displayed of all the contributors to the article and when their contribution was made. If your purpose is to cite Wikipedia, see the question above. See Who writes CanadianWiki for further details.

Can I rely on CanadianWiki for advice on medical, legal, financial, safety, and other critical issues?

In a word, no. If you need specific advice (for example, medical, legal, financial or risk management) please seek a professional who is licensed or knowledgeable in that area. That is not to say that you will not find valuable and accurate information in Wikipedia; much of the time you will. However, CanadianWiki cannot guarantee the validity of the information found here. The content of any given article may recently have been changed, vandalized or altered by someone whose opinion does not correspond with the state of knowledge in the relevant fields. See CanadianWiki:General disclaimer for more cautionary information.

How can I upload a photo or audio sample?

You can visit Special:UploadWizard to upload to the WikiCommons platform. If you want to upload directly to CanadianWiki and or you simply have problems with the WikiCommons Wizard, you can visit Special:Upload and it's there your upload will go to CanadianWiki.