Culture.ca


Culture.ca

Culture.ca: Culture Online Made in Canada is the first website of its kind that introduces visitors to the strong and vibrant presence of Canadian culture online. On January 15, 2008, the honourable Josée Verner, Minister of Heritage Canada, Status of Women and of La Francophonie and Official Languages, with Peter Herrndorf, President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Arts Centre announced the launch of the site.

Explore

For Teachers

Culture.ca provides teachers and parents with a search tool designed to find ready-to-use lesson plans and e-learning tools as well as classroom activities and reference tools. [ [http://www.culture.ca/forteachers-pourlesprofs-e.jsp For Teachers @ Culture.ca ] ] . The search function offers explorable categories under aboriginal studies, arts & languages, ethnocultural studies, health and physical education, mathematics-science and technology, reference tools and finally social studies. The search engine allows the user to search specific age demographics and in both English and French languages.

For Kids

Additional to the teachers section, Culture.ca features a section of the site titled [http://www.pch.gc.ca/index_e.cfm For Kids] , which is dedicated to entertaining links covering genres such as games, videos, and television shows. The site often features links from CBC Television's "Kid Zone" which features interactive flash games. There are also other interesting links from other sites such as the Virtual Museum of Canada, Histor!ca, and TVO Kids where other interactive content is displayed. The links are refreshed and changed bi-weekly.

Podcasts

Recently, and in partnership with the National Arts Centre of Canada Culture.ca launched podcasts.culture.ca, the Canadian cultural [http://podcasts.culture.ca/explore Podcast Directory] . The directory is a unique collection of more than 300 selected high quality podcasts produced by Canadians across the country and the world. The directory features both audio and video podcasts in both official languages that reflect issues relating to Canadian culture and arts. The site offers new podcasts monthly and features 3 podcasts bi-weekly under the [http://podcasts.culture.ca/explore Our Picks] section that are considered particularly of note.

Cultural News, Showcase, Featured Sites, Blogs Etc

Culture.ca offers additional areas of interest including a section titled [http://podcasts.culture.ca/explore Cultural News] [ [http://www.culture.ca/archivednews-manchettesenarchive-e.jsp Cultural News Archive Page @ Culture.ca ] ] which devoted entirly to featuring links to various news stories on the internet which report on Canadian culture in the news. [http://podcasts.culture.ca/explore Showcase] is a section of the website that provides a special presentation on topics of interest. Both the [http://podcasts.culture.ca/explore Featured Sites] and [http://podcasts.culture.ca/explore Blogs Etc] sections of the Culture.ca page offer links to Canadian websites and blogs of note.

Partners and Sponsors

Culture.ca, Canada's cultural portal, is made possible by the support and collaboration of dozens of non-profit and corporate partners, including ' [http://www.pch.gc.ca/progs/pcce-ccop/index_e.cfm Canadian Culture Online Funding Program] of the Department of Canadian Heritage, the Histor!ca Foundation, Library and Archives Canada, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, the National Film Board of Canada, the Virtual Museum of Canada, and the National Arts Centre [ [http://culture.ca/partners-partenaires-e.jsp Our Partners and Sponsors @ Culture.ca ] ] Additional to the listed partners are many other organizations whose content is supported by the Canadian Culture Online Funding Program.

References

Additional links

* [http://www.culture.ca Culture.CA] : Canadian cultural portal online
* [http://www.iccs-ciec.ca/blackwell.html Canadian Studies: A Guide to the Sources]
* [http://www.pch.gc.ca/index_e.cfm Canadian Heritage]
* [http://www.culture.gov.on.ca/english/index.html Ontario Ministry of Culture]
* [http://www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/cancon.htm CRTC Canadian Content]


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Culture — culture …   Dictionary of sociology

  • culture — cul‧ture [ˈkʌltʆə ǁ ər] noun 1. [countable, uncountable] the ideas, beliefs, and customs that are shared and accepted by people in a society: • Western culture places a high value on material wealth. 2. [countable, uncountable] the attitudes or… …   Financial and business terms

  • culture — 1. Here is a word that had mixed fortunes in the 20c, and means all things to all men. There are about 128,000 examples of it (including the plural form and compounds such as culture bound) in the 500 million word Oxford English Corpus (language… …   Modern English usage

  • Culture — Cul ture (k?l t?r; 135), n. [F. culture, L. cultura, fr. colere to till, cultivate; of uncertain origin. Cf. {Colony}.] 1. The act or practice of cultivating, or of preparing the earth for seed and raising crops by tillage; as, the culture of the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • culture — CULTURE. s. f. Les travaux qu on emploie pour rendre la terre plus fertile, et pour améliorer ses productions. La culture des champs. La culture des vignes, des plantes, des fleurs. Travailler, s adonner à la culture de ... Abandonner la culture… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • culture — (n.) mid 15c., the tilling of land, from M.Fr. culture and directly from L. cultura a cultivating, agriculture, figuratively care, culture, an honoring, from pp. stem of colere tend, guard, cultivate, till (see CULT (Cf. cult)). The figurative… …   Etymology dictionary

  • culture — n 1 Culture, cultivation, breeding, refinement are comparable when they denote a quality of a person or group of persons which reflects his or their possession of excellent taste, manners, and social adjustment. Culture implies a high degree of… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • culture — Culture. s. f. v. Les façons qu on donne à la terre pour la rendre plus fertile, & aux arbres & aux plantes pour les faire mieux venir, & les faire mieux rapporter. La culture de la terre. la culture des vignes, des plantes. travailler à la… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • culture — [n1] breeding, education, sophistication ability, accomplishment, address, aestheticism, art, capacity, civilization, class, courtesy, cultivation, delicacy, dignity, discrimination, dress, elegance, elevation, enlightenment, erudition,… …   New thesaurus

  • culture — [kul′chər] n. [ME < L cultura < colere: see CULT] 1. cultivation of the soil 2. production, development, or improvement of a particular plant, animal, commodity, etc. 3. a) the growth of bacteria, microorganisms, or other plant and animal… …   English World dictionary