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This is a country portal project, which is intended as a resource for users from a particular country. It may contain advice on how best to use Geni within your country, such as profile naming conventions, translation instructions, where to find genealogy resources, and more. You may join the project to contribute, or follow it if you only want to receive notifications of new discussions. Note that profiles cannot be added to country portal projects.

The Canadian Portal ~ Portail du Canada

The Canadian portal is a place to meet other researchers, share information and take part in discussions and find everything available on Geni related to Canada.
In addition to the above this portal will also function as a research tool with the links and sources provided on this portal page.

This project should not have profiles added to it. All profiles should be added to any number of projects in this portal, that the person is connected with.

Ce projet ne doit pas avoir de profils ajoutés. Tous les profils doivent être ajoutés à un nombre quelconque de projets de ce portail, auxquels la personne est connectée.
For instructions on how to use Geni, refer to the Geni Help Portal
Pour obtenir des instructions sur l'utilisation de Geni, reportez-vous au Portail d'aide Geni

About Canada ~ à propos

Canada is a North American country consisting of ten provinces and three territories. Located in the northern part of the continent, it extends from the Atlantic to the Pacific and northward into the Arctic Ocean. Canada is the world's second-largest country by total area, and its common border with the United States is the world's longest land border.

The land that is now Canada has been inhabited for millennia by various Aboriginal peoples. Beginning in the late 15th century, British and French colonial expeditions explored, and later settled, the region's Atlantic coast. France ceded nearly all of its colonies in North America to the United Kingdom in 1763 after the French and Indian War, which was essentially the North American theatre of the Seven Years' War. In 1867, with the union of three British North American colonies through Confederation, Canada was formed as a federal dominion of four provinces. This began an accretion of provinces and territories and a process of increasing autonomy, culminating in the Canada Act 1982.

See Also ~ à voir

The Ten Provinces ~ les dix provinces

See the Legend at the bottom of the page ~ Voir la légende à la fin

Click on the icons to view the respective project - Cliquez sur les icônes pour visualiser le projet respectif


British Columbia ~ Colombie-Britannique


New Brunswick ~ Nouveau-Brunswick

Newfoundland and Labrador ~ Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador

Nova Scotia ~ Nouvelle-Écosse


Prince Edward Island ~ Île-du-Prince-Édouard



Territories ~ les territoires

Northwest Territories ~ Territoires du Nord-Ouest

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  • Speakers
  • Census Portal for the Northwest Territories



What Can You Do Here ~ choses à faire

  • Ask questions.
  • Find collaborators in the Canadian Collaboration Pool
  • Share knowledge you have gained as you've done your own research in a specific area.
  • Problem finding an ancestors , open a discussion here and we all try to help
  • Start your own related project.
  • Add your profiles.
  • Start or take part in a discussion.

General Information ~ en général

Governmental Awards and Honours ~ Prix et distinctions gouvernementales===

Notable Groups of People ~ Groupes notables de personnes===

Biographical books about Canadians ~ Livres biographiques sur les Canadiens===

Festivals located in Canada ~ Festivals situés au Canada===

Special Awards or Prizes ~ Prix spéciaux ou des prix===

Olympics ~ Jeux Olympiques===

20th Century===

21st Century===

Paralympics ~ Jeux Paralympiques===

20th Century===

21st Century===

Professional Sports Teams in Canada ~ Équipes de sport professionnelles au Canada===


Basketball (NBA)===

Canadian Football (CFL)===

League: Canadian Football League (CFL)
Winners of the Coupe Grey Cup

Hockey (NHL Teams)===

League: National Hockey League (NHL)
Winners of the Stanley Cup

Soccer (MLS)===

Former Professional Sports Teams in Canada ~ Anciennes équipes de sport professionnelles au Canada===


Basketball (NBA)===

Canadian Football (CFL)===

Hockey (NHL Teams)===

Hockey (WHA Teams)===

League: World Hockey Association (WHA)
Winners of the AVCO World Trophy

Halls of Fame in Canada ~ temples de la renommée au Canada===

Research Tools and Sources ~ outils pratiques

Surname Projects ~ projets de noms de famille

Current Discussion ~ discussion en cours

Symbol Legend ~ légende des symboles


  • Link to the province article on Wikipedia (English)
  • Lien à l'article sur la province chez Wikipedia (anglais)


  • Link to the province article on Wikipédia (French)
  • Lien à l'article sur la province chez Wikipédia (français)

// crown ~ couronne

  • Link to the province's Lieutenant Governors project
  • Lien au projet sur les Lieutenants-généraux de cette province

// lion ~ lion

  • Link to the province's Premiers project
  • Lien au projet sur les Premiers ministres de cette province

// scroll ~ parchemin

  • Link to the province's Legislative Assembly project
  • Lien au projet sur l'Assemblée législative de cette province

// the Peace Tower ~ la Tour de la Paix

  • Link to the project for that province's Members of the Canadian House of Commons
  • Lien au projet sur les membres de la Chambre des communes du Canada venant de cette province

// the Senate Mace ~ la Masse du Sénat

  • Link to the project on the Senators from that province
  • Lien au projet sur les Sénateurs venant de cette province