Links Government Canada

Aboriginal Canada Portal
The Aboriginal Canada Portal, sponsored by the Government of Canada, provides access to Canadian Aboriginal online resources, contacts, information and government programs and services.

Aboriginal Head Start
The Aboriginal Head Start Initiative of Health Canada supports First Nations, Métis and Inuit in their recognition of children as the nation's most valuable resource.

Aging and Seniors - Public Health Agency
The Division of Aging and Seniors of the Public Health Agency of Canada provides federal leadership in areas pertaining to aging and seniors.

Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada
Information on the agriculture and agri-food sector of the Canadian

Air Travel Complaints Commissioner
If you have unresolved complaints with your air carrier (Canadian or foreign), this is the site to come to for assistance.

The Canadian Government Annuities Branch administers annuity contracts which have been issued.

Auditor General of Canada 
The Auditor General of Canada audits government operations and provides the information that helps Parliament to hold the government to account for its stewardship of public funds.

Bank of Canada 
The role of the Bank of Canada, Canada's central bank, is to promote the economic and financial well-being of Canada.

Bankruptcy Office
Information from the Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy Canada.

Business Development Bank
Canada's small business bank owned by the Government of Canada.

Canada Border Services Agency
The Canada Border Services Agency, part of the Department of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, looks after Customs and other inspections at ports of entry into Canada.

Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation
The Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation is a federal Crown Corporation which insures eligible deposits up to a certain amount per depositor in each member financial institution.

Canada Firearms Centre
The Canada Firearms Centre - CFC - develops and maintains the regulations, systems and infrastructure needed to implement the Firearms Act of Canada.

Canada Industrial Relations Board
The Canada Industrial Relations Board is an independent, quasi-judicial tribunal which is responsible for the interpretation and administration of certain provisions of the Canada Labour Code.

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation - CMHC - is the Government of Canada's national housing agency.

Canada Pension Plan
Lots of information on the Canada Pension Plan from the Government of

Canada Pension/Old Age Security
The Canadian Government site for Old Age Security and the Canada
Pension Plan. 

Canada Post
Information from Canada Post Corporation ie. "the Post Office".

Canada Post Ombudsman
Investigates citizen complaints involving Canada Post.

Canada Revenue Agency
The Canada Revenue Agency - CRA - (formerly known as Revenue Canada, and later as Canada Customs and Revenue Agency) administers the tax laws for the Government of Canada and for most provinces and territories.

Canadian Air Transport Security Authority 
The Canadian Air Transport Security Authority - CATSA - is responsible for pre-board screening of passengers and their belongings - including luggage - as well as other security at Canadian airports.

Canadian Coast Guard 
The Canadian Coast Guard facilitates the use of the Canadian waters for shipping, recreation and fishing.

Canadian Consumer Information Gateway
Canadian Consumer Information Gateway, spearheaded by Industry Canada's Office of Consumer Affairs, provides consumer information and services available to Canadians.

Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency, through the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, promotes environmental assessment as a planning tool and operates independently of Environment Canada.

Canadian Government
Main site of the Government of Canada, providing access to all federal
government departments and agencies.

Canadian Heritage
The mission of the Department of Canadian Heritage is to work towards a more cohesive and creative Canada through Canadian content, fostering participation in Canada's cultural life and promoting an understanding of the rights and responsibilities of Canadian citizenship.

Canadian International Development Agency 
The Canadian International Development Agency - CIDA - works with partners in the private and public sectors to support foreign aid projects in the poorest countries of the world.

Canadian International Trade Tribunal
The Canadian International Trade Tribunal conducts inquiries under a variety of statutes and agreements, including the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Canadian Security Intelligence Service
CSIS - the Canadian Security Intelligence Service, the principal advisor to the Government of Canada on national security, is dedicated to protecting the national security interests of Canada and safeguarding Canadian citizens.

Canadian Space Agency 
The Canadian Space Agency is committed to leading the development and application of space knowledge for the benefit of Canadians and humanity.

Canadian Transportation Agency
The Canadian Transportation Agency makes decisions on a wide range of economic matters involving federally-regulated modes of transportation - air, rail and marine.

Charter of Rights & Freedoms
Online version of this statute from the Canadian Justice Department.

Childhood and Youth
Information from Health Canada on issues, activities and programs concerning children and youth.

Citizenship & Immigration Canada
Site of the Government department charged with this area of responsibility. 

Civil Aviation Tribunal
The Civil Aviation Tribunal holds review and appeal hearings with respect to certain administrative actions taken by the Minister of Transport.

Climate Change
Climate Change - It Matters - Are you doing your bit? - information about what you can do to help solve the problem of climate change, and what governments and businesses are already doing.

Consumer Information
Consumer information from the various Canadian government departments.

Correctional Services - Canada 
Correctional Services of Canada is responsible for all criminal offenders who are sentenced to 2 years or more in jail.

Disability Benefits
Information on Canada Pension Plan disability benefits.

Drinking Water & Water Usage 
Environment Canada's web site on safe drinking water and water usage.

Elections Canada
Elections Canada, an independent, non-partisan agency, is responsible for conducting federal elections.

Web sites of the Canadian Embassies and Diplomatic Missions throughout the world.

Employment Insurance 
Information on employment insurance (formerly known as "unemployment insurance").

Environment Canada
The department responsible for Canada's environmental policies and for monitoring Canada's weather. 

Farm Credit Canada
Canadian Crown Corporation providing financial services to farming operations, including family farms and small to medium-sized agribusinesses. 

Finance Department
The federal department responsible for Canada's economic and financial affairs. 

Financial Consumer Agency of Canada
The Financial Consumer Agency of Canada, as a federal regulatory agency, is responsible for enforcing many of the federal laws that protect consumers in their dealings with financial institutions.

Fisheries and Oceans
The mission of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans is to work toward safe, healthy, productive waters and aquatic ecosystems.

Food Inspection Agency
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is responsible for enforcing regulations relating to food safety, animal health and plant protection.

Foreign Affairs
Site of Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade

Governor General of Canada 
The Governor General, being the Queen's Representative in Canada, is Canada's Head of State.

Health Canada
Lots of information from the Canadian Government's Health Canada site.

Health Canada - First Nations and Inuit
The First Nations and Inuit Health Programs from Health Canada assist in the delivery of health programs and services to First Nations people and Inuit.

Health Canada - Tobacco 
Go Smokefree! is the web site of Health Canada's tobacco control program.

Health Canada - Travel
The Travel Medicine Program, as part of Health Canada, provides travel health information for Canadians travelling outside Canada.

Human Resources Development Canada (HRDC)
Has responsibility for a number of important areas, including Canada Pension and Old Age Security. 

Human Rights Act
The Canadian Human Rights Act governs federal organizations and those engaged in an activity that is regulated by the Canadian government.

Human Rights Commission 
The Canadian Human Rights Commission promotes knowledge of human rights in Canada and helps to reduce barriers to equality in employment and access to services.

Huron - Bruce M.P.
Site of Ben Lobb, M.P for Huron - Bruce 

Immigration Canada
Web site of the government department charged with this area of responsibility.

Indian & Northern Affairs
The department of the Canadian government working to make Canada a better place for First Nations and Northern peoples.

Industry Canada
The federal government department responsible for fostering a growing competitive, knowledge-based economy.

International Trade
Site of Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade.

Judicial Affairs - Canada
The Office of the Commissioner for Federal Judicial Affairs safeguards the independence of the judges who are appointed by the federal government.

Justice Department
The department of the Canadian government working to ensure that Canada is a just and law-abiding society with an accessible, efficient and fair system of justice. 

Justice Dept. - Dispute Resolution
The part of the Canadian Justice Department's site dealing with Dispute Resolution.

Lobbying - Commissioner of Lobbying of Canada
The Commissioner of Lobbying overseas the federal Lobbying Act and the Lobbyists' Code of Conduct to make sure that those who lobby officials with the Canadian Government do so in a transparent and ethical way.

Maternity, Parental and Sickness Benefits
Information from Human Resources Canada on maternity, parental and sickness benefits.

National Defence
Web site of Canada's Department of National Defence.

National Energy Board
The National Energy Board regulates several aspects of Canada's energy industry.

National Parole Board
Canada's National Parole Board, part of the criminal justice system, makes decisions on when to grant a prisoner parole.

National Research Council
The National Research Council provides a variety of services to industry and to Canada.

National Research Council - Official Time
This is Canada's official time reference.

Natural Resources 
Natural Resources Canada is the federal government department specializing in the sustainable development and use of natural resources, energy, minerals, metals, forests and earth sciences.

Nuclear Safety Commission
Formerly the Atomic Energy Control Board, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission is the watchdog over the use of nuclear energy and materials in Canada.

Official Languages Commissioner
The Commissioner of Official Languages protects and promotes Canada's two official languages, English and French, throughout Canada.

Old Age Security Program
Lots of information on the Old Age Security program from the Government of Canada.

Parks Canada
Parks Canada, on behalf of the people of Canada, protects and presents nationally significant examples of Canada's natural and cultural heritage for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.

Web site of the House of Commons and the Senate, which together make up the Parliament of Canada.

Passport Office 
Information from the Canadian Passport Office.

Prime Minister
Site of Prime Minister of Canada. 

Privacy Commissioner of Canada
Person who monitors the Canadian Government's collection, use and disclosure of personal information on Canadians and others, and handles requests by people to see their information.

Privy Council Office
The Privy Council Office provides non-partisan advice and support to the Prime Minister, to the Ministers within the Prime Minister's portfolio and to the Cabinet in order to facilitate the smooth and effective operation of the Government of Canada.

Public Health Agency
The Public Health Agency of Canada works closely with the provinces and territories to keep Canadians healthy and to help reduce the pressures on the health care system.

Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness
The Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, which is responsible for protecting Canadians, includes the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the Canadian Security Intelligence Service, Correctional Service of Canada, the National Parole Board, the Canadian Firearms Centre and the Canada Border Services Agency.

Public Works and Government Services
Public Works and Government Services Canada is the common service provider to the Government of Canada, supporting the daily operations of all of the federal departments and agencies, as well as performing the role of Receiver General.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police web site.

Road Safety - Transport Canada
Lots of information from Transport Canada on road safety.

Rural Partnership 
Information on the Canadian Rural Partnership which focuses on rural Canada.

Service Canada
Service Canada provides one-stop service to obtain information from a number of federal departments.

Social Insurance Number
Information on your social insurance number.

Statistics Canada
Canada's national statistical agency.

Statutes of Canada
Consolidated version from the Canadian Department of Justice.

Transport Canada
The government department working with all aspects of transportation in Canada. 

Transportation Safety Board - Canada
The Transportation Safety Board of Canada, an independent federal agency, advances transportation safety through the investigation of occurrences in the marine, pipeline, rail and air modes of transportation.

Travel Outside Canada
Information from the Department of Foreign Affairs for Canadians travelling abroad. 

Treasury Board of Canada
The Treasury Board of Canada is a Cabinet Committee, likened to the general manager and employer of the public service, manages the government's financial, personnel and administrative responsibilities.

Veteran Affairs
The department responsible for promoting the health and well-being of Canadian veterans.

Visa - Student
Application for a Study Permit for students wishing to come to Canada to study.

Visa - Visitor
Application for a Temporary Resident Visa to visit Canada, for such purposes as tourism, visiting family or friends or coming to Canada on a business trip.

Status of Women Canada is the federal government agency which promotes the full participation of women in the economic, social, cultural and political life of the country.

Youth Employment Information
Career planning and employment resources for youth from the Government of Canada.



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