Wikimedia Canada is a non-profit organization committed to the growth, development and distribution of free Canadian content. It has been recognized as a Wikimedia chapter by the Wikimedia Foundation in May 2011. Two members of the Wikimedia Canada board of directors have attended the Wikimedia Conference 2011 to further this development. Check out our web site in progress at Wiki Canada.
- 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.