Founded in 2011, Wikimedia Canada is an independent nonprofit organization based in Montreal, Quebec and an official chapter of the Wikimedia Foundation and part of the global Wikimedia Movement. We support and promote the distribution of free educational material within Canada, mainly through the Wikimedia projects. Wikimedia Canada engages in a range of activities in support of the vision of the Wikimedia movement such as outreach activities, community-building events, content-creation projects, partnerships with cultural and knowledge institutions, collaborations with Aboriginal communities, training sessions, etc. In 2016, Wikimedia Canada began a process to bring the chapter to a more mature level by developing and putting into place necessary policies and generally improving its corporate standards, including the election of a new board of directors
with fresher energy and motivations in September and the donation of an office space by Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec
(BAnQ) in Montreal, Quebec in December.
Wikimedia Canada shares the vision statement of the Wikimedia Foundation: “Imagine a world in which every single human being can freely share in the sum of all knowledge. That's our commitment.”