Culture.ca: Culture Online Made in Canada is the first website of its kind that introduces visitors to the strong and vibrant presence of Canadian culture online. On January 15, 2008, the honourable
Josée Verner, Minister of Heritage Canada, Status of Women and of La Francophonie and Official Languages, with Peter Herrndorf, President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Arts Centreannounced the launch of the site.
Culture.ca provides teachers and parents with a search tool designed to find ready-to-use lesson plans and e-learning tools as well as classroom activities and reference tools. [ [http://www.culture.ca/forteachers-pourlesprofs-e.jsp For Teachers @ Culture.ca ] ] . The search function offers explorable categories under aboriginal studies, arts & languages, ethnocultural studies, health and physical education, mathematics-science and technology, reference tools and finally social studies. The search engine allows the user to search specific age demographics and in both English and French languages.
Additional to the teachers section, Culture.ca features a section of the site titled [http://www.pch.gc.ca/index_e.cfm For Kids] , which is dedicated to entertaining links covering genres such as games, videos, and television shows. The site often features links from
CBC Television's "Kid Zone" which features interactive flash games. There are also other interesting links from other sites such as the Virtual Museum of Canada, Histor!ca, and TVO Kidswhere other interactive content is displayed. The links are refreshed and changed bi-weekly.
Recently, and in partnership with the
National Arts Centre of CanadaCulture.ca launched podcasts.culture.ca, the Canadian cultural [http://podcasts.culture.ca/explore Podcast Directory] . The directory is a unique collection of more than 300 selected high quality podcasts produced by Canadians across the country and the world. The directory features both audio and video podcasts in both official languages that reflect issues relating to Canadian culture and arts. The site offers new podcasts monthly and features 3 podcasts bi-weekly under the [http://podcasts.culture.ca/explore Our Picks] section that are considered particularly of note.
Cultural News, Showcase, Featured Sites, Blogs Etc
Culture.ca offers additional areas of interest including a section titled [http://podcasts.culture.ca/explore Cultural News] [ [http://www.culture.ca/archivednews-manchettesenarchive-e.jsp Cultural News Archive Page @ Culture.ca ] ] which devoted entirly to featuring links to various news stories on the internet which report on Canadian culture in the news. [http://podcasts.culture.ca/explore Showcase] is a section of the website that provides a special presentation on topics of interest. Both the [http://podcasts.culture.ca/explore Featured Sites] and [http://podcasts.culture.ca/explore Blogs Etc] sections of the Culture.ca page offer links to Canadian websites and blogs of note.
Partners and Sponsors
Culture.ca, Canada's cultural portal, is made possible by the support and collaboration of dozens of non-profit and corporate partners, including ' [http://www.pch.gc.ca/progs/pcce-ccop/index_e.cfm Canadian Culture Online Funding Program] of the
Department of Canadian Heritage, the Histor!ca Foundation, Library and Archives Canada, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, the National Film Board of Canada, the Virtual Museum of Canada, and the National Arts Centre[ [http://culture.ca/partners-partenaires-e.jsp Our Partners and Sponsors @ Culture.ca ] ] Additional to the listed partners are many other organizations whose content is supported by the Canadian Culture Online Funding Program.
* [http://www.culture.ca Culture.CA] : Canadian cultural portal online
* [http://www.iccs-ciec.ca/blackwell.html Canadian Studies: A Guide to the Sources]
* [http://www.pch.gc.ca/index_e.cfm Canadian Heritage]
* [http://www.culture.gov.on.ca/english/index.html Ontario Ministry of Culture]
* [http://www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/cancon.htm CRTC Canadian Content]
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