Wikimedia Canada:About

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Wikimedia Canada is a nonprofit organization committed to the growth, development and distribution of free Canadian content. It was founded 10 November 2010 under the legal name "Wiki Canada". This establishment followed a long series of planning meetings on the Meta website of the Wikimedia Foundation.

On 24 May 2011, Wikimedia Canada was accepted by the Wikimedia Foundation as the thirty-third local chapter of the organization. The Wikimedia Foundation is an American registered charity that runs a number of online projects that distribute free educational material in nearly 300 languages. The best known of these is Wikipedia, which is one of the ten most-visited websites in the world. Wikimedia Canada looks forward to working with The Wikimedia Foundation and the existing community.

Wikimedia Canada is a member-based organization managed by a board of directors elected by the members. Membership is open to any Canadian citizen or other person legally entitled to reside in Canada for a period of at least one year.

Board of Directors

The current board consists of:

See also : Participant list

Mission

  • To aid and encourage people to collect, develop and disseminate knowledge and other educational, cultural and historic content in the public domain or under a license that allows everyone to freely use, distribute and modify said content without the payment of royalties.
  • To collaborate with public and private Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums in making their holdings more broadly and freely available to those interested in an effort to preserve the heritage of Canada.
  • To make use of, encourage the use of, and instruct people in the use of free and open source information resources; either electronic or printed for the advancement of education.
  • To encourage the development and release of these materials in the languages of Canada including but not limited to English, French, and the First Nation's languages.

Budget

Mentions by the press

News about medical translation project

News about medical scholarship

News about Wikipedia Takes Montreal

Other

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