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Canada's free encyclopedia that anyone can edit.
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Welcome to the new CanadianWiki, a free open source platform where contributors create and modify databases that contain information on most subject matters. We would like to help you feel welcome, welcome to create and, welcome to edit. If you need assistance, please contact an administrator.

News from CanadianWiki

  • CanadianWiki adds new CAPTCHA - CanadianWiki has been combating spam accounts over the past two months. As of June 2018, CanadianWiki reverted back to v2 of CAPTCHA from Google, where, you are required to verify you are not a "bot" and may have to click on images to prove you're not a bot. This is only required for persons who do not have a registered account. Keep in mind, this is not fool proof and, CanadianWiki is aware there are people who trick CAPTCHA's as a full-time job by solving images for spammers. CanadianWiki reminds you that it is up to everyone to help with spamming, and, report such pages to an administrator.
  • CanadianWiki Upgrades - CanadianWiki will be upgrading the servers to allow for more disk space and increased RAM. Increased RAM will allow pages to load faster and, popups will also load faster as a result. This upgrade will take place in the summer of 2018.
  • We have Popups - CanadianWiki recently added Popups which, allows you to move your cursor over a blue text and preview a page which may also include an image from the page. Initially this was only available in beta for beta testers, and was only available for registered accounts. CanadianWiki recently moved this out of beta and, is now available for everyone regardless if you have an account or not. Do keep in mind, much larger pages will take longer to load in preview until we upgrade this summer.
  • 50 accounts - CanadianWiki in the month of June, reached 50 registered accounts. However, the vast majority of them are spam accounts and have been blocked.
  • YouTube it - CanadianWiki recently allowed editors to embed YouTube videos on CanadianWiki articles. We would like to remind editors to use this feature sparingly and, ensure these YouTube videos don't violate the CanadianWiki Terms of Service and, must be in good taste. Editors can delete such links from an article if editors feel such videos are in bad taste.
  • Time Zone - CanadianWiki has changed the server time zone to America/Halifax (-3GMT Daylight Time) or (-4GMT Standard Time), to reflect the actual date and time of the server location. Time will change automatically between Daylight Time (March to November) and Standard Time (November to March). You edits will also reflect this time change, so if you are in Pacific Time in Canada or the United States of America, your edits will reflect the time zone of Atlantic which is one hour ahead of Eastern Time.

Can I be an Administrator?

You could be one of them. CanadianWiki is 100% dependent on volunteers to write articles, edit (improve articles), no matter who you are or where you are located at. CanadianWiki does accept requests or nominations for adminship, visit CanadianWiki:Requests for adminship/Nominate to begin the process. Once CanadianWiki or an administrator on behalf of CanadianWiki contacts you or responds to your request to become an administrator, you will be granted adminship for a term period no longer than 1 year. If you have been granted adminship, it is your duty to know when the term expires and you will be expected to request another term of one year but you should include that you are currently an admin. Consistent admins who have demonstrated leadership, terms can be extended for longer than one year to permanent. If you have been denied administrator status, an administrator will inform you as to the reason for the decline. CanadianWiki is fair and to ensure we are fair to everyone, you MUST NOT include personal details and, limit your request to your time at CanadianWiki as an editor.

Some recent articles

Shania Twain
A few of the articles we've added recently:
  • Shania Twain (pictured) is Canada's top selling female Country Pop music artist selling more than 100 million albums worldwide.
  • Lightning is a sudden electrostatic discharge that occurs typically during a thunderstorm.
  • WingTel is a new telecommunications company in the United States, offering cheaper services compared to larger companies.
  • White Juan White Juan is the unofficial name given to the hurricane-strength nor'easter blizzard of February 2004 that affected most of Atlantic Canada between February 17 and 20, 2004—five months after Hurricane Juan devastated Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.
  • Louis Riel was a Canadian politician, a founder of the province of Manitoba, and a political leader of the Métis people of the Canadian Prairies.
  • Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms is a bill of rights entrenched in the Constitution of Canada. It forms the first part of the Constitution Act, 1982. The Charter guarantees certain political rights to Canadian citizens and civil rights of everyone in Canada from the policies and actions of all areas and levels of the government.
  • Canada Day is the national day of Canada. A federal statutory holiday, it celebrates the anniversary of the July 1, 1867, enactment of the Constitution Act, 1867 (then called the British North America Act, 1867), which united the three separate colonies of Canada, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick into a single Dominion within the British Empire called Canada.

For a full list of recent additions, see New Pages.

Did you know?

Edward White Benson

Protect Your Account

  • CanadianWiki has enabled the ability to use Two factor Authentication which, allows a registered user to input a code using a mobile phone while trying to login on a device that is not known and/or, a browser where you did not save your login credentials. You are capable of using popular Authenticators like Google Authenticator and Microsoft Authenticator. How does it work? You will attempt to input your user name and password. Once authenticated with CanadianWiki, you'll be prompted to enter a code. You will open your authenticator and input the CanadianWiki code which refreshes every several seconds. Do you need internet access for that? No however, you will need to allow your authenticator to download new codes to your phone every so often. Yes, it may sound complicated but, the authenticator will ask you to point your camera to the code box provided by CanadianWiki, and you will be ready to go. Two Factor Authentication can be used on a lot of platforms like Google including YouTube, Facebook, Microsoft Account and more. Two Factor Authentication is a great way to secure your account should someone guess your login information or, have your credentials stolen by a computer virus. One thing we should mention is, at this time, we are unable to remove Two Factor Authentication from your account, so if you forget your password, you will need to do a password recovery. Once we are able to remove Two Factor Authentication, we will edit this section. To enable Two Factor Authentication, visit your Preferences and Two Factor Authentication is listed in Basic Information. Visit MediaWiki for more information