Wikimedia Canada is a nonprofit organization promoting free access to knowledge and education, mainly by supporting the development of content on the Wikimedia projects. The most known of these projects is without a doubt Wikipedia, which is one of the ten most visited websites in the world. Content on Wikimedia projects is created, improved and put online by volunteers in more than 270 different languages. Wikimedia Canada support their efforts.
All Wikimedia projects are developed collaboratively by their users on a wiki. A wiki is a system of managing content of a website allowing everybody to edit all pages, using the Mediawiki software. Content of Wikimedia projects are free as per the Creative Commons - Attribution - Share alike, which means that it can be edited, copied and distributed freely, without paying any royalties, provided that the terms of the licence are respected.
Support Wikimedia Canada
You are among the millions who read Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects every day, without any ads. This is thanks to the time that volunteers put in. Support their work and allow the Wikimedia projects to remain online freely without ads by making a donation. Wikimedia Canada is an organization entirely managed and run by volunteers.
Become a member
Wikimedia Canada is a member-based organization. Members can participate in all the chapter's discussions and can vote during annual general meetings to elect the board of directors, among other things.
On-going and upcoming events
Wikimedia Canada aims to support and engage Canadians to collect, develop and disseminate knowledge and other educational, cultural and historic content in all languages of Canada, including Aboriginal languages, under a free licence or in the public domain.