Wikimedia Canada is a nonprofit organization committed to the growth, development and distribution of free knowledge in Canada.
The mission of Wikimedia Canada is to support and promote Canadians to collect, develop and disseminate knowledge and other educational, cultural and historic content in all languages of Canada, including Indigenous languages, under a free licence or in the public domain.
“Imagine a world in which every single human being can freely share in the sum of all knowledge.”
Under this common vision that we share we the global Wikimedia movement, Wikimedia Canada aims to increase the contribution to free knowledge specific to the Canadian territory, such as Indigenous cultures and languages.
- Aid and encourage people to collect, develop and disseminate knowledge and other educational, cultural and historic content in the public domain or under a licence that allows everyone to freely use, distribute and modify said content without the payment of royalties
- Collaborate with public and private Galleries, Librairies, Archives, Museums and Universities (GLAMUs) in making their holdings more broadly and freely available to those interested in an effort to preserve the heritage of Canada.
- 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.
- Encourage the development and release of these materials in the languages of Canada including but not limited to English, French, and the Canadian Indigenous languages.
Wikimedia Canada is an official chapter of the Wikimedia Foundation since May 2011.